Two audacious debut features! Quentin Tarantino’s RESERVOIR DOGS pits five different criminals brought together by an elderly mastermind against an undercover cop who sabotages their jewelry store heist. In Mike Hodges’ GET CARTER Michael Caine stars as a ruthless London mob enforcer out for revenge after his brother has been murdered.
1992, Lionsgate, 99 min, Dir: Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino’s self-assured feature debut pits five criminals of different temperament — strangers brought together by an elderly mastermind (perfectly cast Lawrence Tierney) — against an undercover cop who sabotages their jewelry store heist. A riveting saga told in disjointed time with bravura characterizations, spotlighted in the fraternal bonding of Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) and Mr. Orange (Tim Roth), the sadistic antics of psychotic Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen), the foul-mouthed comments of Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) and, last but not least, the versatile Chris Penn as Nice Guy Eddie Cabot, Tierney’s faithful son.
1971, Warner Bros., 112 min, UK, Dir: Mike Hodges
Michael Caine stars as Jack Carter, a tough, ruthless London mob enforcer. His only sentiment is for his timid brother, Frank, who works as a bartender in Newcastle and makes a point of staying out of trouble. When his brother dies in an accident, Carter goes to the funeral hoping to make amends for past mistakes by reconnecting with what's left of his family. After learning that his brother was murdered, Jack metes out his own brutal brand of justice — but the closer he gets to his goal, the more he questions his actions. With Britt Ekland.
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