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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's Best Director Academy Award nomination for this film made him the oldest ever to be Oscar nominated for directing. Huston was 79 and the record still stands [August 2013]. See more
When Charley and Irene are in her convertible, the shadow from the camera rig becomes visible on the road. See more
Marxie Heller so fuckin' smart, how come he's so fuckin' dead?
Referenced in Goodfellas
Una furtiva lagrima
from L'elisir d'amore
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