PARTING SHOTS

Cast

Chris Rea
Felicity Kendal
John Cleese

Director

Michael Winner

Producer

Michael Winner

Genres

Film synopsis

Harry Sterndale (award-winning recording artist Chris Rea in his acting debut) is not a well man. Given just six weeks to live, his doctors advise him to get his affairs in order. Not one to rest on his laurels, or wallow in self-pity Harry sets out to leave a lasting impression – and go out with a bang! With nothing to lose he embarks on a madcap rampage of bad behaviour – from taking revenge on the friend who stole his ideas to his cheating wife – Harry is about to give everyone “who did him wrong” something to really remember him by.

Parting Shots
 is a ferocious black comedy in the dark vein of A Fish Called Wanda, featuring Bob Hoskins (Mona Lisa), John Cleese (A Fish Called Wanda), Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous), Diana Rigg (The Avengers), Felicity Kendall (Rosemary & Thyme), Oliver Reed (Gladiator) and Ben Kingsley (Sexy Beast).

Running time

94 minutes

Country of origin

UK

Year of production

1998

Classification

Low level violence