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.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 130 minutes.
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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