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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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Delicious........."A jolly bad fellow" meets "Death wish"
21 March 2005 | by (Queensland, Australia) – See all my reviews

Not perfect and - yes - Chris Rea is too bland and monotone but this is a highly entertaining film. Harry - told by his doctor that he's got terminal stomach cancer, goes out on a murdering spree. (People who have injured him in the past). All of the people he kills are "makes your skin crawl" real scum bags. I thought the film was WELL worth watching and I - for the life of me - can't understand why so many people are bagging it. Do try and get "A jolly bad fellow", this is a 1964 film and is a little similar to Parting Shots. Diana Rigg plays the callous, materialistic, poodle loving ex-wife of Harry. Bob Hoskins plays the low life slime ball crooked financier and Joanna Lumley plays a existentialist ex hippy wine bar owner, with extreme moral flexibility. This film is almost a Who's Who of British movie actors. See the film, you'll love it. Ian Rivlin, Australia


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