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After learning he is dying from cancer an failed photographer illegally buys a pistol and decides to go vigilante and get his revenge on all those who have made his life a misery.

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Harry Sterndale, a failed photographer, is told that he has only three months to live due to him getting cancer. After thinking things over he decides that since he is dying anyway that he will kill or destroy all the people that has ever crossed or hurt him during his entire life. So Parting Shots becomes literally the shots fired by Harry when he knows he is parting this earth. After all, he will be dead anyway long before he can come to trial and get his just desserts from society. Harry even falls in love with Jill and hires an assassin to kill him in style. However there is just one small problem with Harry's master plan - the cancer diagnosis is totally inaccurate and now he's got a hitman on his trail and several policemen want to talk to him over some murders... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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When Harry found out he had six weeks to live, something snapped...and it wasn't his camera.

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Former Doctor Who actress Nicola Bryant appears 29 minutes into the film, in a small role as Beverley, a prostitute hired by Harry and John. In the original series of Doctor Who, Nicola Bryant played Peri companion to the 5th Doctor (Peter Davison) and 6th Doctor (Colin Baker). In the film, John is played by Peter Davison. See more »

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A not very good film
4 September 1999 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I watched this film at the cinema and there was one other person present besides my friend, and the film showed for just one week everywhere, so obviously it didn't take much money, and rightly so, it's not a good film. When you have the film's director on a TV advert pleading with you to the camera to go and see his film, you know you're in trouble. Chris Rea has not got a future in acting. He is so dull and bland and has the same facial expression all the time, whatever the circumstances, and the rest of the cast are perfunctory. It is like an old 70s English comedy, but not funny, and it's a shame Oliver Reed had to go out in a film like this.


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