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.
Hired killers by day. Devoted lovers by night. Until they found their next assignment was each other.
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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
[reading from the letter from Charley
"Dominic put out a contract on me..."
He's a fuckin' liar!
You wanna hear the letter? Then listen, don't talk. There's about a 130 million dollars here, maybe more. We gotta renegotiate before we get it back. Just shut up and listen. Go on, sit down. Go on.
[continuing to read from the letter
"Dominic will say it's a lot of bullshit. But it so happens he hired my own wife and he gave her a down payment of 50 thousand dollars and my wife is sittin' here next...
Overture to 'La Gazza ladra'
Composed by Gioachino Rossini See more