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Prizzi's Honor (1985) Poster

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John Huston'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].
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There are reports that John Huston's continual advice to Jack Nicholson before takes was, "Remember, he's stupid."
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Kim Basinger reportedly wanted the role of Irene, but director John Huston turned her down.
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Film debut of Stanley Tucci.
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Julie Bovasso taught Jack Nicholson how to speak "Brooklynese". Researching the role, he hung out in lowlife dives in Brooklyn.
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The studio, expecting the film to perform poorly at the box office, pushed for a relatively quick release onto home video; however, the film was one of the 'sleeper' hits of the season, thanks to terrific reviews and positive word of mouth, and had a lengthy stay in theatres, and was still in theatres, in fact, when it was released to video stores.
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Al Pacino was offered the role of Charley but turned it down.
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The last movie that John Huston directed in the United States.
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Kay Lenz was originally cast as Irene.
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Mia Farrow was considered for the role of Maerose Prizzi.
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Kristy McNichol, Tatum O'Neal and Brooke Shields were considered for the role of Irene Walker.
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Liza Minnelli was originally offered the role of Maerose but turned it down.
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