Prizzi's Honor

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"Hired killers by day. Devoted lovers by night. Until things get really complicated."
  • R
  • 1985
  • 2 hr 10 min
  • 6.7  (25,696)
  • 84

Prizzi's Honor is a 1985 crime comedy film directed by John Huston and starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Robert Loggia. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Richard Condon, and features Nicholson as Charley Partanna, a hitman for the Prizzi family who falls in love with a fellow hitwoman, Irene Walker (Turner).

The film is set in New York City, where the Prizzi family is one of the most powerful organized crime families. Charley is a loyal enforcer for the Prizzis, and his father is a top advisor to the family's boss, Don Corrado Prizzi (William Hickey).

Charley meets Irene at a family wedding, and they begin a romantic relationship. Irene is also a hitwoman, but she is working for a rival faction of the family. When Charley discovers this, he is torn between his loyalty to the Prizzis and his love for Irene.

Meanwhile, Don Corrado is plotting a major heist with Charley's help. They plan to steal a large sum of money from a Vegas casino, but things quickly go awry when Irene's involvement is revealed.

The film is a dark comedy that explores themes of love, loyalty, and betrayal. Nicholson delivers a standout performance as Charley, a rough-edged hitman with a sensitive side. Turner is also impressive as Irene, a femme fatale with a hidden agenda.

Robert Loggia rounds out the cast as Eduardo Prizzi, Don Corrado's volatile nephew who is jealous of Charley's position in the family. Loggia's scenery-chewing performance adds an element of danger to the film, and his scenes with Nicholson are particularly compelling.

Director John Huston brings his trademark style to the film, with moody lighting and atmospheric cinematography that captures the seedy underside of New York City's criminal underworld. The film also benefits from a strong script that balances humor with drama, and keeps the audience guessing until the very end.

Overall, Prizzi's Honor is a well-crafted crime film that boasts strong performances and a sharp script. It's a classic of the genre, and a must-see for fans of gangster movies.

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