Get Carter

Get Carter (1971)

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Peter: Don't let us interrupt you.
Jack Carter: Now.

Jack Carter: Goodbye Eric.

Jack Carter: Frank wasn't like that. I'm the villain in the family, remember?

Jack Carter: You couldn't run an egg and spoon race Eric.

Eric: So, what're you doing then? On your holidays?
Jack Carter: No, I'm visiting relatives.
Eric: Oh, that's nice.
Jack Carter: It would be... if they were still living.

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.

Jack Carter: You know, I'd almost forgotten what your eyes looked like. Still the same. Pissholes in the snow.

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)

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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.

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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.

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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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