Harry Sterndale (Chris Rea), 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 of the people that has ever crossed or hurt him during his entire life. So this movie 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 Saunders (Felicity Kendal) 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 who want to talk to him about some murders.
Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>
When Harry found out he had six weeks to live, something snapped...and it wasn't his camera.
Did You Know?
After finishing work on this movie, Oliver Reed
signed on to the Oscar-winning Roman epic Gladiator (2000) as Proximo. But the movie was Reed's final performance, as the actor died of a heart attack during production. It was Michael Winner
who persuaded him to take the role. See more
The best I can do is a Beretta 9mm with an extra clip, fast hammer, hair trigger.
I'll need lots of ammunition. Forty rounds.
Forty rounds, to commit suicide?
I might miss!