Prizzi's Honor

Release Date: July 17th, 2006

DVD Release Date: June 15th, 1999

R |2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

For Charley Partanna (Jack Nicholson), life in the Prizzi family is good as long as he honors the wishes of the Godfather (William Hickey). Partanna is respected for ruthlessly carrying out murder contracts, but his wise-talking Brooklyn existence is turned on its head when he falls for a beautiful hit woman (Kathleen Turner) from the West Coast. He follows her back to California, balancing work commitments and his love interest until a new contract makes things difficult.

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Anjelica Huston, Robert Loggia, William Hickey, John Randolph, Lee Richardson, Michael Lombard

Director: John Huston

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: American Broadcasting Company (ABC)

Distributors: 20th Century Fox, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Keywords: Cheeky, Forbidden love, Suspenseful, Rivalry, 1980s, Spirited

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Bob ThomasThe Associated Press

    Huston is the unquestioned master of the greed-fueled plot, crammed with treacherous types aiming to destroy each other. He is in top form once more, presenting a gallery of low-lifes that could even baffle Sam Spade. [17 June 1985]

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This is the most bizarre comedy in many a month, a movie so dark, so cynical and so funny that perhaps only Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner could have kept straight faces during the love scenes. They do. show more

  • 100
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    This film would be a winner any time of the year. It`s a classic piece of moviemaking that I plan on seeing again very soon. show more

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Awards

Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture