Sitting Target

Synopsis: Escaped convicts Harry Lomart (Oliver Reed) and Birdy Williams (Ian McShane) are lying low before they prepare to skip the country. However, Lomart can't control his rage at being cheated by his wife, Pat (Jill St. John), whilst he was inside, so he decides to kill her and her secret lover before he goes. This causes all sorts of complications to their escape plans.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Douglas Hickox
Production: Warner Home Video
93 min


Right, Lomart...come along...

Your wife!

What she sees in that ape Lomart,

I'll never know.

Well, one could say

that about a lot of wives...sir.

Watch it, Birdy, me old son...

...or you'll end up getting

as much ton as your mate Lomart.

No offence...sir.

Come on get out...

there's someone to see you, too.



Or one of the lucky ones?

You've been inside so long Birdy...

you wouldn't know the difference.

I came up

on the businessmen's train.

All bellies and cigars!

It didn't take too long

from London, though.

Well, everything moves quicker


Except in here.

Bad as the last stretch?


Well, you see they moved me

to a new block...

...and I get turned over

day and night.

I'm watched all the time...

If not by them buggers...

by them!

This maximum security stuff...

Thr papers are full of it.

Well it makes you feel like

some animal in a cage.

I'm sorry I didn't come

to see you before.

It's been 5 months

since the trial, Pat.


You weren't allowed visitors

at first, being here.

I didn't hear that.

Well, it's true.

And they said you had a fight

or something... with a screw.

Well he had it coming to him.

- That didn't help matters...

- Alright, alright!

What you been doing?

The usual, when you're inside.

Go to work... go shopping...

...go home... and go to bed!

Are you managing?

Sort of.

Are you seeing the family?

I can't ask THEM for money.

Why not? They owe me...

I told you!

- Money's tight.

- You mean, THEY are.

It's like begging.

Begging be buggered!

I'm not having you going short...

Do you understand that? KNOW me!

You know what I'm like...

I just CAN'T ask!

You're a stubborn little bint!

You always was.

"Like my mother"

you always said!

I know who I fancy!


I wouldn't say no.

What would you do...

with THOSE looking on?

I'd put my head

where my hands are...

...underneath a blanket.

Time for your "commercial break".

You...smell good

Still using the same stuff?

Well, don't change it

till I get out...

It'll give me something

to remember you by.

That's what I want to

talk to you about, Harry!

There's not much hope

for your appeal.

Who says so?

The coppers.

It's on record...they claim

what you did was deliberate. was deliberate,

hitting him...

I didn't mean to kill him...

He wouldn't let go

of the bag!

All the postmen are the same...

They think the stuff in the bag

belongs to them.

But it means 15 years!

12, at the least!

You always waited before.

All those days...

Days.. days... nothing!

Not the next or the next!

Do try and understand, love!

Try and see it my way...

15 years is a lifetime!

I'll be old!

It's so long!

So lonely without a man...

You know what I'm like!

I need it!

It must be very difficult.

I didn't want to tell you

in a letter...

...that's not fair.

Wouldn't be fair?...

What are you on about?!

I want some life!

I want a baby again!

I have met someone.

I...didn't mean to.

I want a divorce!


I'm pregnant!

Let go!

Hold his legs!

I've met someone.

I want some life!

I want a baby again!

I want a divorce!

I'm pregnant!

I'm pregnant!

I want a baby...I want a divorce!

I'm pregnant! I want some life!

I'm pregnant!

I want a divorce!

I want some life!

I'm pregnant! I want some life!

I'm pregnant!


We've reserved

your old room for you!

Understand you admire the view.

On your way!


Solitary never did nothing

for nobody, old son!

- I've got to get out of here, Birdy.

- Right, Lomart...!


Harry, we've got to think...

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