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.
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The only movie Jack Nicholson appeared in directed by John Huston. They had previously costarred together in the movie Chinatown eleven years earlier. 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
Marxie Heller so fuckin' smart, how come he's so fuckin' dead?
Referenced in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
Overture to 'Gianni Schicchi'
Composed by Giacomo Puccini See more