Prizzi's Honor is a 1985 American black comedy film directed by John Huston. It stars Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia and Anjelica Huston.
The film was adapted by Richard Condon and Janet Roach from Condon's novel of the same name (1982). Its score, composed by Alex North, adapts the music of Giacomo Puccini and Gioachino Rossini.
The film tells the story of a mob hit man (Nicholson) and hit woman (Turner) who fall in love, even though they have been hired to kill each other.
Pauline Kael wrote:
"This John Huston picture has a ripe and daring comic tone. It revels voluptuously in the murderous finagling of the members of a Brooklyn Mafia family, and rejoices in their scams. It's like The Godfather acted out by The Munsters. Jack Nicholson's average-guyness as Charley, the clan's enforcer, is the film's touchstone: this is a baroque comedy about people who behave in ordinary ways in grotesque circumstances, and it has the juice of everyday family craziness in it."