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Parting Shots (1998)

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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Jill Saunders
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Maurice Walpole
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Gerd Layton
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Renzo Locatelli
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Jamie Campbell-Stewart
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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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The film was remade as God Bless America (2011). In that film, a man who is dying of a terminal illness (Joel Murray) decides to go vigilante and guns down America's most cruel and repellent members of society, along the way gains an accomplice in the form of a 16-year old teenager (Tara Lynne Barr), but later learns he is not really dying of a terminal illness. See more »

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Freda: The best I can do is a Beretta 9mm with an extra clip, fast hammer, hair trigger.
Harry Sterndale: I'll need lots of ammunition. Forty rounds.
Freda: Forty rounds, to commit suicide?
Harry Sterndale: I might miss!
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I enjoyed it!
1 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Parting Shots was not the greatest film in the world i admit, but a great cast made it extremely watchable and fun! Oliver Reed was a particular delight as the hit-man stalking Chris Rea's central character! Another highpoint of the film (though only on screen very briefly) was the sexy Nicola Bryant playing a deliciously underwear-clad prostitute! Hmmmmmmm.......


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