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Highly stylized, sometimes leaden black comedy about Vharley Partana (Nicholson), an aging and none-to-bright hit man from a New York mob family who breaks with family loyalties when he falls for Irene Walker (Turner), an upwardly mobile tax consultant who's also a hired killer. Skirting caricature in every frame, Nicholson is excellent in his portrayal of the thick-skulled mobster, as are Angelica Huston as the hot-to-trot Mafia daughter Maerose and Hickey as Don Prizzi. Adapted by Condon and Roach from Condon's novel.

Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1699 Stutz Dr., Troy, MI 48084, Phone: (248)816-0909, Toll-free: 800-786-8777, Fax: (248)816-3335, URL: http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com

Available on Running time 130 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comedy Drama, Books to Film: Richard Condon, War Between the Sexes, Family Ties, Organized Crime, Torrid Love Scenes, Hit Men/Women, So I Amuse You?
Screenplay
Richard Condon, Janet Roach
Cast
Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia, John Randolph, Anjelica Huston, Lawrence Tierney, William Hickey, Lee Richardson, Michael Lombard, Joseph Ruskin, CCH Pounder
Cinematography
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Director
John Huston
Music
Alex North
Producer
ABC Motion Pictures

Awards

Oscars 1985: Support. Actress (Huston); British Acad. 1985: Adapt. Screenplay; Golden Globes 1986: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Nicholson), Actress--Mus./Comedy (Turner), Director (Huston), Film--Mus./Comedy; L.A. Film Critics 1985: Support. Actress (Huston); N.Y. Film Critics 1985: Actor (Nicholson), Director (Huston), Film, Support. Actress (Huston); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1985: Actor (Nicholson), Director (Huston), Support. Actress (Huston); Writers Guild 1985: Adapt. Screenplay.

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