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Prizzi's Honor Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, William Hickey, Anjelica Huston, Robert Loggia

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Prizzi's Honor is a very dark comedy of love and murder for two star-crossed professional killers. A slow-witted mob hit man for the Prizzi crime syndicate, Charley Partanna (Nicholson) is good at what he does. When he dumps his long time girlfriend Maerose Prizzi (Huston) for ‘tax accountant' Irene Walker (Turner), Maerose is none too pleased at the turn of events and harbors a deep grudge against her former beau. She happens to be the misfit granddaughter of the head of the “family” Don Corrado (Hickey)). Walker turns out to be a killer for hire now employed by the Prizzi's. For a while true love allows them to overcome the obstacles they face as a newly married couple who just happen to commit murder for a living. For having violated the Mafia code of honor each falls from grace with the Don. Once it is learned that they must take out the other, the relationship becomes a bit strained to say the least.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   spurned lover goes for revenge Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals killing each other    -   Mafia conflict Lover is...    -   criminal/bad doer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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