PARTING SHOTS

Low level violence

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

Cast

Chris Rea
Felicity Kendal
John Cleese

Director

Michael Winner

Producer

Michael Winner

Genres