History Film / GetCarter

19th Apr '17 3:44:24 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BadassLongcoat

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* BadassLongcoatBadassLongcoat: Carter sports a long black coat.



* FullFrontalAssault: Carter fights some hitmen while buck naked.

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* FullFrontalAssault: Carter fights some hitmen fends off Peter and Con while buck naked.



* GrimUpNorth: Dear God.



* ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals: In keeping with the bleak tone of the film, it rains at Frank's funeral.



* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Frank's death.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Frank's death.Frank was force-fed whiskey and then placed in a car so it would appear that he died drunk driving. Jack doesn't buy it was an accident for a minute.



* MysteriousMercenaryPursuer: The assassin.

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* MysteriousMercenaryPursuer: The assassin. He has very little dialogue with Cyril Kinnear at the near end and is distinguished only by his signet ring, inscribed with a J.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Jack Carter's employers, the Fletcher Brothers, are clearly based on the Kray Twins.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Jack Carter's employers, the Fletcher Brothers, are clearly based on the Kray Twins.UsefulNotes/TheKrayTwins.



* SociopathicHero: Murdering a woman via deliberate heroin overdose has to qualify.



* SociopathicHero: Murdering a woman via deliberate heroin overdose has to qualify.



* 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 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.

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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 Creator/MatthewVaughan.Creator/MatthewVaughn. 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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* WouldHitAGirl: Carter is just as rough towards women as he is with men, be it slapping Margaret, or holding Glenda's head underwater.
11th Mar '17 3:00:21 PM 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 Creator/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 Creator/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 Creator/SylvesterStallone as the title character and Caine in a minor role, but neither version was successful.
7th Mar '17 3:17:57 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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.

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* AllThereInTheManual: AllThereInTheManual:
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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.



* CoolGuns: In addition to his shotgun, Carter wields a SIG-P210.



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

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* {{Gayngster}}: Implied with Cyril, who was played by the homosexual writer Creator/JohnOsborne. Also, Peter the Dutchman in the novel.


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* KarmaHoudini: Con [=McCarthy=], one of the goons sent to retrieve Carter, is the only bad guy in the film to not receive a comeuppance. He's last seen fleeing the boat shoot-out.


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* ProfessionalKiller: "J". He's a ColdSniper and never heard speaking. He's so above the muck of the plot that we never even learn his name. He's identified only by the letter on his signet ring.
* PunkInTheTrunk: Glenda is locked in the boot of his car by Carter, while he contemplates her fate. The car is then stolen by small-time hoods he has beaten up, who get even by pushing it into the River Tyne to spite him...


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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Peter the Dutchman and Con [=McCarthy=], the goons sent to bring Carter back to London.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Con [=McCarthy=] (one of the goons sent to retrieve Carter) is last seen fleeing after the boat shoot-out.
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.
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