History Film / GetCarter

20th Mar '18 6:53:47 PM AmuckCricetine
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* BrainBleach: Carter's reaction when he watches the porn flick with his own niece in it.

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* BrainBleach: Carter's reaction Carter accidentally discovers that his niece who is quite possibly his daughter was cajoled into porn, when he watches idly turns on a projector in the porn flick with house of a local gangster's moll. As the film runs, tears well in his own niece in it.eyes; he takes his mind off this by embarking on an orgy of revenge.



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

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* FullFrontalAssault: Carter fends off Peter and Con while buck by threatening them with a shotgun. He then calmly drives them down a street. Whilst stark bollock naked.



* OneBookAuthor: Carl Howard, who played "J", [[spoiler:the sniper who kills Carter at the end]]). He is only identified by the initial on his ring, in his only film role, and an appropriate mystery surrounds his real identity. His name does not appear on the credits of some prints. Mike Hodges explained that Howard was an extra on his TV film, Rumour, and the director gave him a line to say, but another extra was wrongly credited. Hodges promised he would make it up to him and cast him in Carter, but his name was missed off some of the original prints. When the film credits were printed in the Radio Times and TV Times Howard was also trimmed. Hodges said in 2002 "Carl and credits don't seem destined for each other".



* RareGuns: Carter uses a SIG [=P210=] as his sidearm.



* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Carter's relationship with his hometown is quite different, ever since he left the place.

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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Carter's Carter returns to his home town of Newcastle to investigate the murder of his brother. Since he left, he's become a big-shot LondonGangster, so his relationship with his hometown the town is quite different, ever since he left the place.different.
7th Mar '18 10:21:34 AM beckham
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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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* 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". Interestingly, he appeared alongside Caine in 'The Italian Job' two years previously: then too playing an exceedingly camp and possibly gay gangster called Camp Freddie.
11th Feb '18 12:24:15 PM Joker23
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* DirtyCoward: Albert Swift. He is the man who has sex with Doreen in the porn film and supplies the whisky that contributes to Frank Carter's death. When Jack arrives in Newcastle, Albert avoids him until Jack finally confronts him in the bookies. As such, Albert pitifully pleads for his life.
1st Dec '17 4:14:35 AM Breakermorrant
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* BlackComedy: Any time that someone says "See you've still got your sense of humor, Jack..."
4th Sep '17 8:27:21 PM Peteman
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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/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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* 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/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.
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.
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