Carter kills Margaret the hooker and plants her body in Kinnear's mansion's grounds. Kinnear is arrested but not before he calls out a hit on Carter. Carter catches up with Eric, who killed his brother and there is an on-foot chase which ends on a beach. Eric collapses with exhaustion and Carter catches up with him forcing him to drink a whole bottle of whisky just like he did to Carter's brother. When he finishes he cracks his skull with the stock of his shotgun and dumps the body in the sea via the waste coal conveyor. Smiling, because he has at last avenged his brother, Carter prepares to throw his gun in the sea, feeling he can go back to his life. But he is then shot from afar, by the hitman Kinnear hired earlier on. The hitman walks away and the last shot is of the waves lapping over Carter's body.
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.
Trivia: One of the most memorable things about Get Carter is its use of locations in and around Newcastle. (Indeed, director Mike Hodges even rewrote the script at some points to make use of the locations he'd found.) But what is not so widely known is that the book the film is based on - "Jack's Return Home" by Ted Lewis - was not set in Newcastle at all. It was set in Doncaster.
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
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