History Trivia / GetCarter

19th Jul '16 11:18:29 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WorkingTitle: ''Bent'', ''Carter'', ''Here Comes Carter'' and ''Carter's the Name''.
19th Jul '16 10:54:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorAllusion: When Carter enters Cyril Kinnear's house, there is a Zulu shield and assegais on the wall. This is an in-joke about Creator/MichaelCaine's first screen success in ''Film/{{Zulu}}.

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* ActorAllusion: When Carter enters Cyril Kinnear's house, there is a Zulu shield and assegais on the wall. This is an in-joke about Creator/MichaelCaine's first screen success in ''Film/{{Zulu}}.''Film/{{Zulu}}''.


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* CastTheExpert: As a young man John Bindon (Sid Fletcher) had been in and out of borstal, and spent most of his adult life associating with criminals, so he was ideally suited to play a gangland boss, despite being young, having intimate knowledge of that world. In the late 1970s his career suffered as he became entangled in accusations of protection racketeering in Fulham and was acquitted of murder at the Old Bailey.
19th Jul '16 10:51:47 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorAllusion: When Carter enters Cyril Kinnear's house, there is a Zulu shield and assegais on the wall. This is an in-joke about Creator/MichaelCaine's first screen success in ''Film/{{Zulu}}.
* BreakthroughHit: For director Creator/MikeHodges.



* 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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** Creator/JohnOsborne relished the role of Cyril Kinnear, seeing it as a chance to shed his image as an "Angry Young Man".
* 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 Creator/MichaelCaine was hired, much to Hendry's resentment.resentment.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/AlunArmstrong makes his film debut.



** Creator/MichaelCaine and the producer wanted a CarChase, but Creator/MikeHodges refused, feeling it was too similar to ''Film/Bullitt''.

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** Creator/MichaelCaine and the producer wanted a CarChase, but Creator/MikeHodges refused, feeling it was too similar to ''Film/Bullitt''.''Film/{{Bullitt}}''.
** The studio considered Creator/JoanCollins for a role.
4th Jul '16 12:59:05 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* 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".
4th Jul '16 12:56:35 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* MoneyDearBoy: Creator/BrittEkland was afraid of becoming typecast, having already played two gangster's molls before this. She was also reluctant to take the part as she did not want to take her clothes off; however, she had financial problems at the time as a result of bad investment decisions by her accountant. She was later happy that she had been involved with the project.
4th Jul '16 12:50:02 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* PlayingAgainstType: Michael Caine, usually the LoveableRogue (at the time), is the SociopathicHero.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Michael Caine, Creator/MichaelCaine, usually the LoveableRogue (at the time), is the SociopathicHero.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: MGM wanted Creator/TellySavalas for Cliff Brumby.
** Creator/MichaelCaine and the producer wanted a CarChase, but Creator/MikeHodges refused, feeling it was too similar to ''Film/Bullitt''.
22nd Apr '16 2:37:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/CoronationStreet Alf Roberts]] [[spoiler: takes a flying lesson.]]
24th Mar '16 2:06:34 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[CoronationStreet Alf Roberts]] [[spoiler: takes a flying lesson.]]

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[CoronationStreet [[Series/CoronationStreet Alf Roberts]] [[spoiler: takes a flying lesson.]]



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3rd Jan '15 10:38:18 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. Names like 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 9:42:04 AM mlsmithca
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* HeyItsThatGuy [[CoronationStreet Alf Roberts]] [[spoiler: takes a flying lesson.]]

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* HeyItsThatGuy HeyItsThatGuy: [[CoronationStreet Alf Roberts]] [[spoiler: takes a flying lesson.]]
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