Harry Lomart (Oliver Reed) is a vicious robber and murderer who is prepared to serve his long prison stretch secure in the knowledge that, on his release, his beautiful wife Pat (Jill St. John) will be waiting for him.
And then he gets the news that every man in jail dreads – his wife has found a new lover, got pregnant and wants a divorce . . . *and* he’s lost his appeal so will be banged up a lot longer than he had hoped.
Obsessed with exacting some bloody revenge before skipping the country, he stages a spectacular escape with fellow inmate Birdy Williams (Ian McShane), gets his hands on some guns, heads to London and turns very very nasty.
Hard on Harry’s heels is Police Inspector Milton (Edward Woodward).
Cue the car chases, shoot-outs and a spectacular climax – all earning Sitting Target one of the first “X” certificates for violence.
Jill St. John
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