Hit-man Charley Partanna (Jack Nicholson) falls in love with a 'tax consultant' (Kathleen Turner), who in fact turns out to be in the same business as him. Not only that, she represents the interests of a rival Mafia family, a discovery that places Charley in a classic head-versus-heart dilemma. This Oscar-winning black comedy was director John Huston's penultimate film.
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This director John Huston's black comedy masterpiece. Starring Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston, it was nominated for 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture and presented Anjelica Huston with the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her wry performance as Maerose Prizzi.
Charley Patanna (Nicholson) has been loyal to "The Family" since he can remember. If you need someone taken care of, he's your man - ready to kill at the drop of a dollar. Unknown to Charley, Boss Don Corrado Prizzi's daughter Maerose (Huston) has set her sights on him, but Charley has already fallen for sultry hit-woman Irene Walker (Kathleen Turner). However, their unlikely romance hits a problem when each is given a contract neither can go through with - on each other!