- When Carter (Michael Caine ) enters Cyril Kinnear's house, there is a Zulu shield and assegais on the wall. This is an in-joke about Michael Caine's first screen success in Zulu (1964).
- The stock of the shotgun carried by Michael Caine for the majority of the movie has the initials "JC" (Jack Carter, Caine's character) and "FC" (Frank Carter) scratched into it.
- In the first shot in the long bar, the second local man to stare at Jack Carter, actually has five fingers, and a thumb (an extra finger). This was a genuine abnormality of the 'extra' that played the part. It can be seen as he raises his glass of beer to drink.
- 'Mike Hodges' had 'Ian Hendry' in mind for the part of Jack Carter.
- The scene featuring Jack Carter and Eric Piace at the horse race was shot in one take.
- Attempts to demolish the multi-storey car-park, used several times as a meeting place, were met with protests. "Get Carter" made it one of the few famous buildings in the Gateshead, the borough across the River from Newcastle.
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