Charley Partanna is a hit-man who works for the Prizzis, one of the richest crime syndicate families in the country. Unbeknownst to Charley,the Prizzis just hired Irene Walker, a free-lance killer, to eliminate someone who double-crossed them. When Irene and Charley fall in love their jobs become complicated. Their jobs become impossible when each is given a contract that neither can go through with. Written by
Hired killers by day. Devoted lovers by night. Until they found their next assignment was each other.
Did You Know?
The voice that is heard saying "Maerose" off camera when Anjelica Huston is putting makeup on her face in the scene when she tries to kill her father in the movie played by Lee Richardson, is actually voiced by director John Huston, who was Anjelica Huston's real life father. See more
The first time Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner's characters have sex, Turner is seen on top of Nicholson naked and her right breast and nipple are clearly visible. After they tumble over together, the next shot of Turner on top shows her wearing a nude colored 'modesty' bra/bandeau. See more
Don Corrado Prizzi
Charley, you swore an oath of blood, my blood and yours, that you would always put the family before anything else in your life. We are calling on you to keep that sacred oath.
Irene is my family. She's my wife.
Angelo 'Pop' Partanna
Charley, she is a woman you have known only for a few weeks. She is your wife. We are your life.
Referenced in Robson Arms: Trixie's Honour
Composer Giacomo Puccini See more