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Hired killers by day... devoted lovers by night! Charley Partanna (Jack Nicholson, The Missouri Breaks), a do-it-yourself kind of guy, has been loyal to (The Family) since he can remember. If you need somebody rubbed out he's your eraser, ready to kill at the drop of a dime. The mafia boss s daughter (Anjelica Huston, The Grifters) has eyes for Charley, but Charley has just married the sultry hired assassin named Irene Walker (Kathleen Turner, V.I. Warshawski). Their unlikely relationship hits a snag, however, as they find out that their next job is to ice each other. Now Charley must choose which contract to honor, the one to his wife or the one on his wife. Legendary filmmaker John Huston (The Unforgiven) directed this wickedly amoral killer comedy with a top-notch cast that includes Robert Loggia (The Marrying Man), William Hickey (Sea of Love), John Randolph (Serpico), and Lawrence Tierney (Reservoir Dogs). Winner of the 1986 Oscar for Supporting Actress (Huston).
Special Feature: Audio commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
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The cast is fantastic with Jack Nicholson as a mob hitman who totally by accident falls in love with his female counterpart in crime. Can two hitmen or hitman and hitwoman find love and happiness together? Here is a black comedy that does not take itself too seriously. There is plenty of violence but somehow the edge is on the farce of to killers finding each other. No surprise as to who they are each hired to kill.
Kathleen Turner stars at the female killer and she has never been lovelier or livelier. Anjelica Huston shines as the mobster's daughter who has shamed her family and has been banisged. She has been wronged by everyone and is out for revenged
Another stand-out is William Hickey as the "Godfather" of the Prizzi clan of thugs. He looks and acts creepy and is obviously made up to look much older than his actual age. His sinister voice is hard to understand and only adds to the creepiness factor.
PRIZZI'S HONOR has a slow start and set-up as the film starts with a wedding scene that drags on and on. It's low to get the action started so be patient. It takes time for the comical farce to fall into place but it is worth the wait.
Kathleen Turner & the devil may care Jack Nicholson bring this story alive. The two are
paid killers for hire. The twist" They don't know that they are both the same, death-dealers.
Their chemistry on the screen shows, as their affection for each other grows.
Love is danger enough. But, mix these two together and see the result. An excellent and
fun ride. Even when the story's over, you were glad that you have seen this movie.
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