Get Carter

Get Carter (1971)

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Continuity mistake: When Carter is shot at the very end of the film, his shot gun falls clear of his body. In the following shot as the sea washes around his body, his hand is resting on the gun.

Other mistake: At the end just as Carter is about to be shot, he is facing the sea as he goes to throw his gun away. At this point the gunman fires and hits Carter square in the forehead. The position of the gunman is shown as being behind Carter and to his right (this is seen when the gunman lines up to take aim). Even though Carter leans back as he throws his gun away, he would have been hit somewhere on the right side of his head or temple at best.

Continuity mistake: When Jack Carter drives up to Cliff Brumby's house, watch the shadow on the window in the background. A shadow of someone appears in the window, disappears for a second, and then re-appears in a different place in the window. (00:46:00)

Visible crew/equipment: When Carter meets with Glenda on the bridge, a tracking shot of Carter trying to get away from the other thugs makes hard shadows of the camera on every pillar it moves by. (01:22:00)

Continuity mistake: When the woman that Carter has slept with is walking up stairs while nude, the position of the robe she carries changes between shots.

Continuity mistake: The Ford Cortina that Jack Carter drives in the film changes number plates. The first time we see it in the film (tailing Kinnear's Cadillac) its registration number is YBB372H. For the rest of this car's appearances in the film, the licence plate is YBB371H. The front bumper is also missing when Carter first drives to Kinnear's house, and mysteriously reappears before being ripped off in a later scene. (00:24:20)

Continuity mistake: The Land Rover that Kinnear's henchmen drive around in at the start is the same Land Rover that the police arrive in to arrest Kinnear at the end.

Continuity mistake: When Kinnear's house is raided by the police a maroon Humber Hawk is parked facing the house wall when they go in, and facing away when they drag Kinnear out.

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Carter is cornering Thorpie in the men's cloakroom, watch the tracking shot as he's checking the stalls. The shadow of the camera crew is plainly visible on the wall beside him.

Continuity mistake: When Jack enters the pub after arriving in Newcastle he walks past a man with long hair and a beard who looks at Jack. The next shot has Jack walking further into the pub and along the bar. The same man Jack walked past is now sitting at the end of the bar.

Visible crew/equipment: Carter pushes Brumby off the high building and he lands on a car below. As the car door is opened to rescue the little girl inside the car camera lights are reflected in the car window.

eric 64

Edna: What's that gun doing in your room? Suppose I phone the police, told them there's a bloke in my hotel... who's planning to shoot somebody?
Jack Carter: You wouldn't do that.
Edna: How do you know I wouldn't?
Jack Carter: 'Cause I know you wear purple underwear.
Edna: What's that supposed to mean?
Jack Carter: Think about it.

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Trivia: Michael Caine's character was called Jack Carter. According to the film's director, Mike Hodges, the stand-in used for Michael Caine during the filming actually was a guy named...Jack Carter

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Question: Why does Jack insist that his pint of bitter be in a THIN glass? I've tried doing some Google research on the question and haven't come up with a satisfactory answer. One person says it's a Northerners vs Southerners custom, one says it's in case he needs to use the glass as a weapon, another says he's just being a jerk to the barman as he'd already started to pull it, and a fourth says it's just because that's how Carter ordered it in the novel. Nobody seems to know for certain, though. I'm hoping that maybe someone's seen an interview with Michael Caine or Ted Lewis and has the real answer.

Captain Defenestrator

Answer: It's a show of sophistication. Working class men in pubs and clubs (north, south, and London) typically drank from beer mugs. By insisting on a thin glass Jack is making a public display, of socially distancing himself from the average beer drinking peers, showing he has refined himself from his working class roots.

Chosen answer: Its the northerners V southerners for that time period - northerners drank from jugs (the pint glass with the handle) and southerners drank from tall pint glasses that are more commonly used today. Jack, being from London, wanted it in a tall glass.

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