I was 'up' at Newcastle, as an undergraduate in the early 90s just before the redevelopment of the quayside area really got underway. It still had an air of 'Get Carter'. It was, and is, a great city.
"Someone has been tampering with Hank's memories."
I walked there from Port Carlisle along Hadrian's Wall in 2003 and could smell the Newky Brown from 20 miles away.;O))
Marlon, Claudia & Dimby the cats 1989-2010. Clio the cat, July 1997 - 1 May 2016.
The original "Get Carter" is one of those movies in which the city in which it is set is as much a character as any of the characters in the movie.
Particularly to someone like me -- an American who could only imagine how a city like Newcastle looked, sounded and "felt" in 1971.
I'm sure it has changed a lot over the decades, but the 1971 version will live forever in the original "Get Carter."
PS. I also like how "Get Carter" opens in London and then uses its credit sequence(with that great 1971 synthesizer music) to SHOW us the long northward train journey from swinging London to the more drab and oppressive Newcastle. Carter is on a journey to his past...and a reckoning with it.
Aye, it's grim up north, lad!