History Film / GetCarter

27th Jan '17 5:31:10 PM CumbersomeTercel
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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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* ShoutOut: There's a Zulu shield hung up on Kinnear's wall, a reference to Caine's starring role in the film ''Zulu''.''Film/{{Zulu}}''.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The "International Trailer" on the current UK DVD shows what happens to Margaret, Eric, Peter, Brumby and the man in the white sweater (see below).
* UnbuiltTrope: The film feels at times like a brutal deconstruction of the Brit gangster flick that emerged in the late 90's due to directors like Creator/GuyRitchie and Matthew Vaughan. The villains are shown as ruthless and incredibly sleazy, the killings are done in a very matter-of-fact manner with little blood and no dramatic tricks, it's set in bleak Newcastle rather than London, there is a complete absence of any pop soundtrack (apart from arbitrary karaoke songs) or any form of music and the lead character is cold-hearted and utterly ruthless, not shown as any better than the men he kills. Were it made today, it would almost certainly be a ''GenreDeconstruction''. Yet it was made in 1971, long before British Gangster films became big.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The "International Trailer" on the current UK DVD shows what happens to Margaret, Eric, Peter, Brumby and the man in the white sweater (see below).
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* UnbuiltTrope: The film feels at times like a brutal deconstruction of the Brit gangster flick that emerged in the late 90's due to directors like Creator/GuyRitchie and Matthew Vaughan.Creator/MatthewVaughan. The villains are shown as ruthless and incredibly sleazy, the killings are done in a very matter-of-fact manner with little blood and no dramatic tricks, it's set in bleak Newcastle rather than London, there is a complete absence of any pop soundtrack (apart from arbitrary karaoke songs) or any form of music and the lead character is cold-hearted and utterly ruthless, not shown as any better than the men he kills. Were it made today, it would almost certainly be a ''GenreDeconstruction''. Yet it was made in 1971, long before British Gangster films became big.
13th Nov '16 12:56:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Carter through and through.
27th Aug '16 8:57:03 PM jamespolk
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* [[spoiler: FalseFlagOperation: Jack murders Margaret with a drug overdose and dumps her in a pond near Kinnear's mansion, plants a trail of her clothes then - after blackmailing Kinnear - tips the Police that there are drugs being passed around at his party. It works.]]

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* [[spoiler: FalseFlagOperation: [[spoiler: Jack murders Margaret with a drug overdose and dumps her in a pond near Kinnear's mansion, plants a trail of her clothes then - after blackmailing Kinnear - tips the Police that there are drugs being passed around at his party. It works.]]



* Gayngster: Implied with Cyril, who was played by the homosexual writer Creator/JohnOsborne.

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* Gayngster: {{Gayngster}}: Implied with Cyril, who was played by the homosexual writer Creator/JohnOsborne.
20th Jul '16 11:08:21 AM sephjnr
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* [[spoiler: FalseFlagOperation: Jack murders Margaret with a drug overdose and dumps her in a pond near Kinnear's mansion, plants a trail of her clothes then on the day after tips the police that there are drugs being passed around at Kinnear's party that night.]]

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* [[spoiler: FalseFlagOperation: Jack murders Margaret with a drug overdose and dumps her in a pond near Kinnear's mansion, plants a trail of her clothes then on the day - after blackmailing Kinnear - tips the police Police that there are drugs being passed around at Kinnear's party that night.his party. It works.]]
20th Jul '16 11:06:16 AM sephjnr
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* [[spoiler: FalseFlagOperation: Jack murders Margaret with a drug overdose and dumps her in a pond near Kinnear's mansion, plants a trail of her clothes then on the day after tips the police that there are drugs being passed around at Kinnear's party that night.]]
20th Jul '16 11:00:36 AM sephjnr
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Eric unwittingly murders Kinnear's girlfriend Glenda by backing the car that Carter was driving into the dock while she is still locked in the trunk.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Eric unwittingly murders Kinnear's girlfriend Glenda by backing the car that Carter was driving into the dock while she is still locked in the trunk. It is possible that Jack informs Kinnear of this to leverage him into selling out Eric.
19th Jul '16 11:02:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Jack Carter's employers, the Fletcher Brothers, are clearly based on the Kray Twins.
19th Jul '16 11:01:37 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationalSexuality: Peter the Dutchman is a misogynistic homosexual in the book. These elements were not emphasised in the film, although the character is flamboyant and "camp".


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* AllThereInTheManual: Carter's shotgun has greater significance in the book, as it symbolises family ties and Carter's memories of more innocent times hunting with his brother.
** The book also delves into the backstory involving Carter and Eric Paice, revealing that they were rival gangsters in London.
** Albert Swift was a delinquent gang leader.
** One particular reason why Jack hates Eric so much is his abusive treatment of his lover Anna (Audrey in the book).
4th Jul '16 4:16:49 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BigBad: Cyril Kinnear.


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* DragonInChief: Eric.


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* Gayngster: Implied with Cyril, who was played by the homosexual writer Creator/JohnOsborne.
4th Jul '16 12:54:36 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AffablyEvil: Cyril Kinnear is polite and good-natured when Jack breaks into his house, allowing him to watch Kinnear play poker and be entertained by his girlfriend.



* AffablyEvil: Cyril Kinnear is polite and good-natured when Jack breaks into his house, allowing him to watch Kinnear play poker and be entertained by his girlfriend.


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* GrimUpNorth: Dear God.


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* MsFanservice: Anna.


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