Charley Partanna is a hit man for a New York crime organization headed by the elderly Don Corrado Prizzi. The Prizzis are a powerful family of mobsters, as devoted to their code of honor as they are to bending laws and breaking skulls. Charley on the other hand, is not quite so honorable, at least where affairs of the heart are concerned. While attending a mob wedding, he throws over his longtime sweetheart Maerose Prizzi in favor of gorgeous Irene Walker. Supposedly a tax consultant, Irene is actually a paid killer like Charley--and this endears her to him all the more. But when it turns out that Irene has betrayed the Prizzis, Charley finds himself in a dilemma: does he kill Irene or marry her? Fortuitously, Irene helps Charley make up his mind by attempting to kill him.
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The studio pushed for a relatively quick release onto home video, expecting the film to perform poorly at the box-office. However, the film was one of the "sleeper" hits of the season, and was still in theatres when it was released to video stores. Read More