History Film / GetCarter

30th Jan '16 7:38:57 AM nombretomado
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1971 British gangster film, starring MichaelCaine as the title character, Jack Carter, a prominent LondonGangster who returns to his hometown of Newcastle, England to find out who killed his brother. The work has become a classic in the gangster film genre. It was remade in 1972 (as ''Hit Man'', with Bernie Casey and Creator/PamGrier), and again in 2000 with SylvesterStallone as the title character and Caine in a minor role, but neither version was successful.
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1971 British gangster film, starring MichaelCaine as the title character, Jack Carter, a prominent LondonGangster who returns to his hometown of Newcastle, England to find out who killed his brother. The work has become a classic in the gangster film genre. It was remade in 1972 (as ''Hit Man'', with Bernie Casey and Creator/PamGrier), and again in 2000 with SylvesterStallone Creator/SylvesterStallone as the title character and Caine in a minor role, but neither version was successful.
21st Aug '15 3:17:03 PM DavidCowie
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1971 British gangster film, starring MichaelCaine as the title character, Jack Carter, a prominent LondonGangster who returns to his hometown of Newcastle, England to find out who killed his brother. the work has become a classic in the gangster film genre. It was remade in 1972 (as ''Hit Man'', with Bernie Casey and Creator/PamGrier), and again in 2000 with SylvesterStallone as the title character and Caine in a minor role, but neither version was successful.
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1971 British gangster film, starring MichaelCaine as the title character, Jack Carter, a prominent LondonGangster who returns to his hometown of Newcastle, England to find out who killed his brother. the The work has become a classic in the gangster film genre. It was remade in 1972 (as ''Hit Man'', with Bernie Casey and Creator/PamGrier), and again in 2000 with SylvesterStallone as the title character and Caine in a minor role, but neither version was successful.
18th Jul '15 6:42:46 AM gallium
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* BadassBoast: Carter gives one to Brumby: -->'''Carter:''' You're a big man but in bad shape. With me it's a full-time job. Now behave yourself.
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* BadassBoast: Carter gives one to Brumby: -->'''Carter:''' You're a big man but in bad shape. With me it's a full-time job. Now behave yourself.Brumby. See the page quote.

* BerserkButton: When Carter watches the porn flick...[[spoiler: though this is fleshed out more in the novel, he's especially mad because Doreen may in fact be his daughter]].
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* BerserkButton: When Carter watches the porn flick...[[spoiler: though this is fleshed out more in the novel, he's especially mad because Doreen may in fact be his daughter]].daughter.

* CarCushion: [[spoiler:Brumby's death after he is beaten up by Carter.]]
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* CarCushion: [[spoiler:Brumby's Brumby's death after he is beaten up by Carter.]]

** [[spoiler: In the 1972 version, Doreen also gets killed]].

* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Cliff Brumby was killed by Jack Carter this way]].
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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Cliff Cliff Brumby was killed by Jack Carter this way]].way.

* EvenEvilHasStandards: Carter is a murderer. The porn tape is a BerserkButton, [[spoiler: possibly because it might be his own daughter who's on the porn tape]].
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Carter is a murderer. The porn tape is a BerserkButton, [[spoiler: possibly because it might be his own daughter who's on the porn tape]].tape.

* Foreshadowing: At the horse-race meeting a punter takes one look at Carter, [[OhCrap drops the food from his mouth]] and makes a sharp exit. The man is later revealed to be [[spoiler: Albert Swift, informant and 'star' of the porn film Jack's niece is in.]]
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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: At the horse-race meeting a punter takes one look at Carter, [[OhCrap drops the food from his mouth]] and makes a sharp exit. The man is later revealed to be [[spoiler: Albert Swift, informant and 'star' of the porn film Jack's niece is in.]]

* {{Hypocrite}}: Jack is quick to denounce Brumby's daughter as being promiscuous [[spoiler: as he kills him]] and claims that Doreen 'can't get away' with [[spoiler: being in the porn film]], yet Jack has no qualms in setting himself on his boss' wife [[spoiler: and his rival mobster's girlfriend]] as the other man in ''two'' triangles. It's also not determined if Doreen feels [[spoiler: that she was raped as she doesn't show that she's hiding anything from Jack throughout the film,]] and it's unknown if [[spoiler: Jack confronts or consoles her about the film, as he has quite a lot of time to do so in between the gunfight on the boat and killing Margaret.]]
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Jack is quick to denounce Brumby's daughter as being promiscuous [[spoiler: as he kills him]] him and claims that Doreen 'can't get away' with [[spoiler: being in the porn film]], film, yet Jack has no qualms in setting himself on his boss' wife [[spoiler: and his rival mobster's girlfriend]] girlfriend as the other man in ''two'' triangles. It's also not determined if Doreen feels [[spoiler: that she was raped as she doesn't show that she's hiding anything from Jack throughout the film,]] film, and it's unknown if [[spoiler: Jack confronts or consoles her about the film, as he has quite a lot of time to do so in between the gunfight on the boat and killing Margaret.]]

* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Eric unwittingly murders [[spoiler: Kinnear's girlfriend Glenda]] by backing the car that Carter was driving into the dock while [[spoiler: she is still locked in the trunk]].
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Eric unwittingly murders [[spoiler: Kinnear's girlfriend Glenda]] Glenda by backing the car that Carter was driving into the dock while [[spoiler: she is still locked in the trunk]].trunk.

* OopNorth: Newcastle in all its grimy, pre-[[MargaretThatcher Iron Lady]], early-1970s glory.
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* OopNorth: Newcastle in all its grimy, pre-[[MargaretThatcher pre-[[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Iron Lady]], early-1970s glory.

* RetIrony: Jack's ultimate objective after seeking vengeance for his brother is to run away to South America with his boss's wife and his brother's daughter. [[spoiler: This is negated much earlier than Jack's death as Eric boasts that Jack's boss has exposed the affair. [[UnreliableNarrator It's not clear if that's the case though.]]]]
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* RetIrony: {{Retirony}}: Jack's ultimate objective after seeking vengeance for his brother is to run away to South America with his boss's wife and his brother's daughter. [[spoiler: This is negated much earlier than Jack's death as Eric boasts that Jack's boss has exposed the affair. [[UnreliableNarrator It's not clear if that's the case though.]]]]

* SeanconneryIsAboutToShootYou: Michael Caine is About to Shoot You in the film's poster.
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* SeanconneryIsAboutToShootYou: SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: Michael Caine is About to Shoot You in the film's poster.

* SeanconneryIsAboutToShootYou: Michael Caine is About to Shoot You in StaggeredZoom: Onto Jack as a shootout ends with Jack getting the film's poster. drop on a {{Mook}} named Peter, right before Jack shoots Peter.

* SociopathicHero * TelevisionGeography: A foot chase has the protagonists running from Blythe Staithes (in the county of Northumberland) onto the beach at Blackhall Rocks (in the County of Durham), a mere 35 miles farther south. [[spoiler:The scene is the climax of the film]]
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* SociopathicHero SociopathicHero: Murdering a woman via deliberate heroin overdose has to qualify. * TelevisionGeography: A foot chase has the protagonists running from Blythe Staithes (in the county of Northumberland) onto the beach at Blackhall Rocks (in the County of Durham), a mere 35 miles farther south. [[spoiler:The The scene is the climax of the film]]film.

* WhiteShirtOfDeath: Carter stabs [[spoiler:Albert Swift]], who is wearing a white sweater, which makes the resulting blood all the more shocking.
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* WhiteShirtOfDeath: Carter stabs [[spoiler:Albert Swift]], Albert Swift, who is wearing a white sweater, which makes the resulting blood all the more shocking.
7th Jul '15 3:22:15 PM lipranzer
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Adding a trope and alphabetizing.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Cliff Brumby and Glenda go to the police in the novel, but are killed in the movie; Carter throws Cliff from a building, while Glenda is in the trunk of a car that gets pushed into the sea]]. ** [[spoiler: In the 1972 version, Doreen also gets killed]]. * DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Eric, who was responsible for Frank's death, forces a bottle of whisky down his throat before killing him in a car crash. So Carter, in retaliation, forces Eric to also drink a bottle of whisky before bludgeoning him to death.]]

* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Eric, who was responsible for Frank's death, forces a bottle of whisky down his throat before killing him in a car crash. So Carter, in retaliation, forces Eric to also drink a bottle of whisky before bludgeoning him to death.]]
4th Jul '15 11:45:27 AM lipranzer
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1971 British gangster film, starring MichaelCaine as the title character, Jack Carter, a prominent LondonGangster who returns to his hometown of Newcastle, England to find out who killed his brother. the work has become a classic in the gangster film genre. It was remade in 1972 (as ''Hit Man'', with Bernie Casey and Pam Grier), and again in 2000 with SylvesterStallone as the title character and Caine in a minor role, but neither version was successful.
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1971 British gangster film, starring MichaelCaine as the title character, Jack Carter, a prominent LondonGangster who returns to his hometown of Newcastle, England to find out who killed his brother. the work has become a classic in the gangster film genre. It was remade in 1972 (as ''Hit Man'', with Bernie Casey and Pam Grier), Creator/PamGrier), and again in 2000 with SylvesterStallone as the title character and Caine in a minor role, but neither version was successful.
4th Jul '15 11:43:02 AM lipranzer
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1971 British gangster film, starring MichaelCaine as the title character, Jack Carter, a prominent LondonGangster who returns to his hometown of Newcastle, England to find out who killed his brother. the work has become a classic in the gangster film genre. It was remade in 2000 with SylvesterStallone as the title character and Caine in a minor role, but was not successful.
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1971 British gangster film, starring MichaelCaine as the title character, Jack Carter, a prominent LondonGangster who returns to his hometown of Newcastle, England to find out who killed his brother. the work has become a classic in the gangster film genre. It was remade in 1972 (as ''Hit Man'', with Bernie Casey and Pam Grier), and again in 2000 with SylvesterStallone as the title character and Caine in a minor role, but neither version was not successful.

* BerserkButton: When Carter watches the porn flick...
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* BerserkButton: When Carter watches the porn flick...[[spoiler: though this is fleshed out more in the novel, he's especially mad because Doreen may in fact be his daughter]].

* EvenEvilHasStandards: Carter is a murderer. The porn tape is a BerserkButton.
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Carter is a murderer. The porn tape is a BerserkButton.BerserkButton, [[spoiler: possibly because it might be his own daughter who's on the porn tape]].
1st Jun '15 9:32:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* SilentCredits: This 1970s gangster flick ends with [[spoiler:Jack Carter himself getting shot on a remote beach by an assassin after Jack got his revenge on his brother's killer]], followed by ending credits with the only sounds being the waves crashing on the shoreline.
3rd Jan '15 10:36:23 PM JamesAustin
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: ** One of the most dating parts of the film is the porn movie: it is on film, silent, in black-and-white, and Carter watches it on a clattering projector. [=VHS=] reached the UK in 1978, less than ten years after the film's release. ** Names go in and out of fashion. Margaret, Doreen and Glenda were reasonable names for young women to have in 1970, but 40 years on, they are old lady names.
23rd Aug '14 9:41:38 AM mlsmithca
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The Seventies is not a trope, Reality Subtext is Trivia, the names of tropes never go in spoiler tags for any reason, and "its" and "it's" are NOT interchangeable.
** FauxAffablyEvil: Eric Pace is also polite to Jack when they first meet on screen, but ([[EnforcedMethodActing for reasons explained in the Trivia Tab]]) he's disguising his hatred quite well.

** * FauxAffablyEvil: Eric Pace is also polite to Jack when they first meet on screen, but ([[EnforcedMethodActing for reasons explained in the Trivia Tab]]) he's disguising his hatred quite well.

* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Carter himself at the end.]]
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* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Carter TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Carter himself at the end.]]

* OopNorth: Newcastle in all it's grimy, pre-[[MargaretThatcher Iron Lady]], early-1970s glory. * RealitySubtext: The tension between Carter and Eric Paice (Ian Hendry) was assisted by the fact that Carter was originally going to be played by Ian Hendry until Michael Caine was hired, much to Hendry's resentment.
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* OopNorth: Newcastle in all it's its grimy, pre-[[MargaretThatcher Iron Lady]], early-1970s glory. * RealitySubtext: The tension between Carter and Eric Paice (Ian Hendry) was assisted by the fact that Carter was originally going to be played by Ian Hendry until Michael Caine was hired, much to Hendry's resentment.glory.

* RetIrony: Jack's ultimate objective after seeking vengeance for his brother is to run away to South America with his boss's wife and his brother's daughter. [[spoiler: This is negated much earlier than Jack's death as Eric boasts that Jack's boss has exposed the affair - [[UnreliableNarrator It's not clear if that's the case though.]]]]
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* RetIrony: Jack's ultimate objective after seeking vengeance for his brother is to run away to South America with his boss's wife and his brother's daughter. [[spoiler: This is negated much earlier than Jack's death as Eric boasts that Jack's boss has exposed the affair - affair. [[UnreliableNarrator It's not clear if that's the case though.]]]]

* TheSeventies: The horrible, horrible Seventies. * ShoutOut : There's a Zulu shield hung up on Kinnear's wall, a reference to Caine's starring role in the film ''Zulu''.
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* TheSeventies: The horrible, horrible Seventies. * ShoutOut : ShoutOut: There's a Zulu shield hung up on Kinnear's wall, a reference to Caine's starring role in the film ''Zulu''.

23rd Aug '14 9:15:33 AM Austin
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* ShoutOut : There's a Zulu shield hung up on Kinnear's wall, a reference to Caine's starring role in the film ''Zulu''.
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