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Prizzi's Honor

Theatrical poster
Directed by John Huston
Produced by John Foreman
Written by Richard Condon
Janet Roach
Starring Jack Nicholson
Kathleen Turner
Robert Loggia
Anjelica Huston
William Hickey
Lawrence Tierney
CCH Pounder
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Alex North
Cinematography Andrzej Bartkowiak
Editing by Kaja Fehr
Rudi Fehr
Distributed by 20th Century Fox (USA)
Producers Sales Organization (non-USA)
Release date(s) June 13, 1985 (1985-06-13)
Running time 130 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Gross revenue $26.7 million

Prizzi's Honor is a 1985 American black comedy film that tells the story of a mob hit man and hit woman who fall in love, even though they have been hired to kill each other. It stars Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia and Anjelica Huston.

The movie was adapted by Richard Condon and Janet Roach from Condon's novel. It was directed by John Huston. Its score, composed by Alex North, adapts the music of Giacomo Puccini and Gioachino Rossini .

Pauline Kael wrote of it: "This John Huston picture has a ripe and daring comic tone. It revels voluptuously in the murderous finagling of the members of a Brooklyn Mafia family, and rejoices in their scams. It's like The Godfather acted out by The Munsters. Jack Nicholson's average-guyness as Charley, the clan's enforcer, is the film's touchstone: this is a baroque comedy about people who behave in ordinary ways in grotesque circumstances, and it has the juice of everyday family craziness in it."[1]



It won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Anjelica Huston), and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nicholson), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (William Hickey), Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Film Editing (Kaja Fehr and Rudi Fehr), Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.



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