peteg's blog - noise - movies - 2011 04 17 PrizzisHonor

Prizzi's Honor (1985)

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Directed by John Huston. Adapted from a book by Richard Condon. I guess Jack Nicholson had to have a go at playing a mafioso though I'd be surprised if he had two goes at it. (His character in The Departed is an Irish hood.) William Hickey steals it from him with his mesmerising performance as the skeletal Don Corrado Prizzi who appears to have not a single red blood cell in his body. The opening is far too reminiscent of The Godfather with an Italian wedding and sideline shenanigans. Kathleen Turner is not totally credible as the hot-shot hot assassin and Jack's love interest. Not bad but not anything particularly great either.