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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30 years out of date
14 May 1999 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie and there were 4 people in the audience when the film started. And the end there were two - me and some other poor soul who I just hope had fallen asleep. This is the type of boring badly acted "comedy" that almost killed the British Film Industry in the late 60's and early 70's. How such inane garbage can be financed and given a wide release is a mystery.

To save fellow movie-goers some dollars, pounds, marks or yen - the plot is this. Man thinks he is dying - kills some people who have s**t on him, hires a hit man to kill him so his new girlfriend can get rich from the insurance. etc......Ok - now go see a proper movie.


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