Prizzi’s Honor

Prizzi's Honor
, Comedy, Crime


Director: John Huston Cast: Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia, John Randolph, William Hickey, Lee Richardson, Michael Lombard, Anjelica Huston, Lawrence Tierney, C.C.H. Pounder, Ann Selepegno, Vic Polizos, Dick O’Neill, Stanley Tucci

Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Anjelica Huston)

Also Nominated For: Best Picture; Best Actor in a Leading Role (Jack Nicholson); Best Actor in a Supporting Role (William Hickey); Best Director (John Huston); Best Adapted Screenplay (Richard Condon & Janet Roach); Best Costume Design; Best Film Editing

I First Saw In: 2015

Synopsis: A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love.

Quotables: CHARLEY PARTANNA: Marxie Heller so fuckin’ smart, how come he’s so fuckin’ dead?

And now a Word from the Guise:
For being a comedy, this one’s quite dull. You’d think from the tagline that this would be a riot, but it’s really only a funny premise turned into a boring drama. It gets slightly more interesting toward the end of the film, but not by much. The climactic scene at the end, the scene that the entire film has been building up to, is blown over quickly and with no satisfaction. Anjelica Huston and Kathleen Turner are the only good parts about this movie.

Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233