History Film / GetCarter

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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* TheSeventies
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.



* StaggeredZoom: Onto Jack as a shootout ends with Jack getting the 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.
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