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Sylvester Stallone has his place, but Get Carter is not it. This is the overwhelming conclusion of movie fans, who voted the 2000 version of the 1970s classic the "worst remake of all time" in an online poll.

Get Carter, arguably one of the greatest British films of all time, tells the story of Jack Carter, a man on a quest to Newcastle to avenge his brother's death. How anyone involved in the remake thought Stallone could fill Michael Caine's shoes, or thought they could reasonably set it in Seattle is a mystery beyond comprehension.

The poll, carried out for online DVD rental firm ScreenSelect, put the remake of the Hitchcock classic, Psycho in second place, Thunderbirds in third and the utterly forgettable The Assassin, the remake of French-language film La Femme Nikita in fourth.

Charlie's Angels came in fifth, although since the original was a TV series, we think that is a little unfair. [Although that should not be interpreted as any kind of judgment about the quality or otherwise of the film - Ed]

The new version of Alfie made it to number six on this Top Ten worst list. ScreenSelect founder Alex Chesterman says this proves "you just can't beat Michael Caine". ®

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