Get Carter script
Get Carter (2000)
Synopsis: Jack Carter (Michael Caine) is a cold-blooded London gangster, and not the sort of man you want to cross. When Carter's brother winds up dead, he travels to Newcastle to arrange the funeral. Convinced that his brother was murdered, Carter questions local thug Eric (Ian Hendry), who eventually leads him to kingpin Kinnear. From there, Carter carves a bloody trail of revenge through the seedy underbelly of Newcastle in search of his brother's killer.

Jack hangs up his coat and looks to the back. Davis sits

alone in a two-person booth, engrossed in the Journal.

DAVIS’S POV

He looks up from his paper, sensing something. In his

booth, right in front of him, is Jack.

BACK TO SCENE:

DAVIS:

What the fuck?

(CONTINUED)

6.

CONTINUED:

JACK:

It’s time to give up on pro ball,

Davis. Doesn’t assimilate with

Daddy’s portfolio.

Davis meets Jack’s gaze for three seconds and knows.

DAVIS:

Dexter, you fucking peasant.

The older WAITER appears and breaks Jack’s glare.

JACK:

Do you have egg beaters?

WAITER:

What are you, kiddin’ me?

JACK:

A glass of water then. Thank you.

The Waiter looks at Davis and suddenly he’s not hungry.

The Waiter shakes his head and tends to his other

patrons. Davis pulls out a cigarette.

JACK:

Don’t spark up in here. People

are trying to enjoy their

breakfast.

DAVIS:

What do you want?

JACK:

What do I want? Shut your mouth

and listen. That’s what I want.

(as Davis is silent)

All you Wall Street schmucks. You

analyze numbers ’til you’re blue

in the face, but when it comes

down to betting, a.k.a. thinking

with your money, your common sense

is as scarce as your ethics.

DAVIS:

And what you do is ethical?

JACK:

If you’d ever hit one you’d think

I was ethical.

The Waiter drops off a water. Jack smiles in thanks.

(CONTINUED)

7.

CONTINUED:

JACK:

There are two reasons why you

should never bet on team sports.

The players aren’t interested in

the spread and they’re not using

their money. It’s that simple.

DAVIS:

Yes, I grasp the concept.

JACK:

So why are you putting ten grand

on Miami when they’re playing in

Green Bay and it’s twenty below

zero?

(as Davis says

nothing)

I’m sorry that it got this

pathetic, but you owe ninety-six

thousand -

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David McKenna

David McKenna (born August 14, 1968) is an American screenwriter and producer. He worked as executive producer of E-Ring. He used the screen name Zachary Long for Bully. more…

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