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?
This is the first film on which Lawrence Tierney has worked with a cinematographer called Andrzej. He's Andrzej Bartkowiak; later Tierney worked with a cinematographer called Andrzej Sekula on Reservoir Dogs (1992). Incidentally Tierney's co-star Jack Nicholson in Prizzi's Honor (1985), previously worked with Bartkowiak on Terms of Endearment (1983). See more
When Charley and Irene are in her convertible, the shadow from the camera rig becomes visible on the road. See more
So let's do it.
With all the lights on?
Yeah. Right here. On the Oriental. With all the lights on.
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Composer Giacomo Puccini See more