In honor of the recent release of The Expendables, we're taking a week-long look at the action films of Sir Sylvester Stallone -- which is to say we're skipping his comedies. Out of respect.

Title: Get Carter (2000)

Setting: Seattle -- and you know it's Seattle not because you see landmarks, but because it rains constantly.

Our hero: Vegas Mob enforcer Jack Carter -- a leg-breaker re-evaluating his life.

Our villain/s: There's a conspiracy running through the film, but Mickey Rourke handles the main bad guy duties as Jack's old nemesis Cyrus Paice. 'Roid rage simmers just beneath the surface of every scene they share.

The stakes: Jack's life as he digs deeper into a mystery he should leave alone and alienates his boss in Vegas too.

How long until our first confrontation? Our first confrontation comes mere moments after the Robert Browning quote that opens Get Carter and features Stallone and his partner (played by John C. McGinley) having a debate while Carter beats the crap out of some deadbeat.

Dig in on more J.C. after the jump ...