Date: 10th October 2000

Few People Got Carter

On the other hand, Warner Bros.' Get Carter failed to give Sylvester Stallone's flagging career a boost as it grossed only about $6.7 million to come in third. The film was not screened for critics in many major markets but was for some in others. Good Morning America reviewer Joel Siegel explains that Warner Bros. did show it to critics who attended a junket two weeks ago but that the production companies involved decided afterwards against further screenings, presumably because of the negative response at the junket.

(The film credits five production companies and twelve producers.) In a column written for the GMA Web site, Siegel writes that he felt "flattered" by the rejection. "I had no idea my opinions were that powerful or that I was held in such high esteem," he quips.

Source: Studio Briefing