It’s hard to believe, but at the turn of the century Sylvester Stallone’s career was far from rosy. Although the “Rambo” and “Rocky” star was actually allowed to enjoy the support of a gigantic fan base and was one of the greatest action heroes of all time, films like “Drive”, “D-Tox – In the Eye of Fear” and ” Avenging Angelo” ensure that the eternal Italian Stallion not only became poison at the box office, but also for the fact that even his loyal followers could do less and less with his films. The tide would not turn until 2006, when Stallone made an impressive comeback as both an actor and director with Rocky Balboa.
In the rather dark phase of his career before that, “Get Carter – The Truth Hurts” was also the remake of the 1970s classic of the same name, starring Michael Caine. Further proof that Sylvester Stallone just wasn’t hip in the 2000s. If you haven’t seen the action thriller from “Boogeyman” director Stephen Kay, you can catch up today, September 6 at 10:35 p.m. NITRO. The broadcast is completely uncut.
Again, Get Carter hit theaters at a time when Sylvester Stallone’s fame was fading. At the box office, the action thriller fell short of a third of its $63 million production budget. The reviews were devastating and some even called Stallone’s career end. Even more painful, however, was the fact that even Sly’s fan base hardly gave the film a good hair.
on Rotten Tomatoes “Get Carter” gets a poor rating from the audience of just 28% positive ratings. This means that the action thriller ranks alongside “Escape Plan: The Extractors” and “Stop! Or my mommy shoots” is one of the weakest films by the action legend according to the audience. In the meantime, of course, Stallone has long since redeemed himself and regained his old level of popularity. However, one should not forget that there was a phase when things looked very different.
When his brother is killed in a traffic accident, mafia member Jack Carter (Sylvester Stallone) travels from Las Vegas to Seattle to attend his funeral. But that’s not the only reason why the mafioso is on his way. At the same time he wants to know more about the background of his brother’s sudden death and contacts his wife Gloria (Miranda Richardson).
However, she is not at all on good terms with Jack. She blames him for her husband’s death because Jack didn’t take good care of him and abandoned him. While trying to take care of his brother’s abandoned family, Carter gradually discovers that his brother was murdered – and launches a merciless vendetta to bring those responsible to justice…