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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Chris Rea
Felicity Kendall
Diana Rigg
Directors
Michael Winner
Screenwriters
Michael Winner
Nick Mead
Running Time
99 minutes

Parting Shots
Distinctly old-fashioned revenge comedy about a photographer with - haha! - terminal cancer


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Plot
A photographer given six weeks to live decides to embark on a killing spree murdering all those who have wronged him.


Verdict
That Parting Shots ultimately insults people living with cancer is the subtlest of its crimes. It is simply an irrelevance, locked in a 1970s timewarp of sports cars, Oliver Reed and country pubs, when comedies ended, as this one does, with the stars laughing heartily. They are very much alone.


Reviewed by Andrew Collins

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