Prizzi's Honor

Synopsis: Charley Partanna is a hit-man who works for the Prizzis, one of the richest crime syndicate families in the country. Unbeknownst to Charley,the Prizzis just hired Irene Walker, a free-lance killer, to eliminate someone who double-crossed them. When Irene and Charley fall in love their jobs become complicated. Their jobs become impossible when each is given a contract that neither can go through with.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): John Huston
Production: Fox
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 24 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
130 min


My oldest, dearest friend.

Your son!

He lost his mother,

but he's got another father.

I'm his father now, with you.

I'll be as one with you,

protecting his future.

We're honoured,

Don Padrone.

Raise the first finger

of your right hand.

This drop of blood symbolizes

your birth into our family.

We're one,

until death.

We'll protect you...

so much you protect

Prizzi's honour.

- Do you swear it?

- Yeah.

Now that you have sealed a truly

Christian marriage...

give these wedding rings to each

other saying after me:

In the name of the Father and

of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...

take and wear this ring...

as a sign of my love...

and fidelity.

In the name of the Father and

of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...

take and wear this ring...

as a sign of my love...

and fidelity.

In the name of the Father and of

the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Hey, you know that girl up there...

blonde, lavender gloves?

Look pal

I'd like to help you but.

I gotta take shots of the notables,

the bishops...

Mr. Partanna,

what can I do for you?

I want shots of that girl up there

in the lavender gloves.

You got it,

my pleasure.

Take care of yourselves.

Don't tell me that

was Charley Partanna.

- Himself.

- Holy sh*t.

Hey, give me a ride over

to the reception, will ya'?

There's over half a dozen veal

steaks on the Prizzi meat counter.

You got it Charley, jump in.

Ok, quiet down!

Quiet down!

Ladies and gentlemen,

my brother Eduardo and I...

would like to introduce you to a man

who needs no introduction:

Our father

your dear friend...

a legend to his people:

Don Corrado Prizzi.

My father welcomes all of you

to this great family occasion...

and he says that you should

all have a great time.

He offers his toast of love...

to the happiness of the bride

and groom...

and he wishes them

many children.

Thanks to you all.

Excuse me would you care

to dance?


Some spread, huh?

Haven't I seen you


I'm sure I'd remember.

I mean...

maybe's you were at the marry

mountain with the bride...

I could never miss you.

And you are?

Charley Partanna,

pleased to meet you.

Miss, Miss!

Telephone lady!

- Telephone?

- I'll be right back.

Hello, Aunt Amalia!


Pop actually invited me

to my own sisters wedding.

Imagine that.

He must be getting soft in his old age.

Cara, let me look at ya'.

So Aunt Amalia

what do you think?

Such a one.

Always making

a show of yourself.

Come on Aunt Amalia,

I got a reputation to live up to.

I'm the family scandal.

Everybody be disappointed

if I stopped.

Have you paid your respects

to your father yet?

- Do I have to?

- Sure you have to.

Come on, lets' go together.

Hello Pappa!

Dominic! Dominic!

She came to pay you her respects.

Speak to her!

Then how come she ain't

dressed right...

If she's so respectful?

How come she show's up

at a family wedding...

dressed like a Badonna Dialo?

Don't worry Aunt Amalia,

he'll get his one day.

You ought to be ashamed

of yourself.

Where's the lady

you took to the telephone?

Where's the lady

you took to the telephone?

How should I know mister?

Who told you to go get her?

Some old guy, I don't know.

An old guy.



Watch out for them conolli's.

Thanks mister.

Hello Charley.

- Hi Maerose.

- Hi.

- How are you Mae?

- Fine Charley, and you?

Fine too.

So how's the decorating


Oh, it's just great Charley,

we're always busy.

Everything is art deco now.

Art who?

You know art deco,

after art nouveau.

It's a style it's not a person.

Like all that art stuff.



What's the matter Mae?

I should have known to stay away.

What happened?

I went to say hello to my father,

and he called me a whore.

Maerose, I'm sorry.

Listen Mae what you gotta do

is forget about your father.

Forget about the alignment.

They never gonna take you back


So screw them.

They don't deserve you.

Especially that f***ing Dominic.

Mae, you are still beautiful.

Why don't you find yourself someone

who has nothing to do with the family?

Settle down,

couple of kids.

A life.

Practice your meatballs.

Sure Charley.

Thanks a lot.

You're a big help.

Are you the guy

who took the pictures?


- So when do I get to see them?

- They're in the lab, Mr. Partanna.

I'll make sure I get them to you

as soon as they're out.

About noon tomorrow.

- Ok, meanwhile give me her name.

- Her name?

- Yeah her name, for Christ's sake.

- Mr. Partanna I didn't get no name.

I thought you knew her.

Oh for Christ's sake's!

- Hello.

- Mae.

She ain't here.

You wanna leave a message?

- Who is this?

- This is the girl.

Ask her, this is very important.

Ask her if she knows a woman

at the wedding...

who wore a lavender dress.

- You got it?

- I got it.

Make sure she calls me.

You hear?

Now what's your name?

I'm gonna send you ten bucks.

Ten bucks?

Miss Peaches.

Ok, Peaches.

You tell Miss Prizzi

she has to call me...

no matter how late, tonight.

- Ok.

- Peaches thank you.

Bye, bye.

Hey Partanna!



What's up?

Somebody tagged Sally

Turbino this afternoon.


Who dunnit?

Where were you between

two and five today?

I was at the wedding.

Corrado Prizzi's

granddaughter's wedding.

They're all gonna turn out

to be at the wedding.

Come on!

We're taking you in!

You couldn't be cleaner?

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Richard Condon

Richard Thomas Condon (March 18, 1915 in New York City – April 9, 1996 in Dallas, Texas) was a prolific and popular American political novelist. Though his works were satire, they were generally transformed into thrillers or semi-thrillers in other mediums, such as cinema. All 26 books were written in distinctive Condon style, which combined fast-pace, outrage, and frequent humor while focusing almost obsessively at monetary greed and political corruption. Condon himself once said: "Every book I've ever written has been about abuse of power. I feel very strongly about that. I'd like people to know how deeply their politicians wrong them." Condon's books were occasionally bestsellers, and many of his books were made into films; he is primarily remembered for his 1959 The Manchurian Candidate and, many years later, a series of four novels about a family of New York gangsters named Prizzi. Condon's writing was known for its complex plotting, fascination with trivia, and loathing for those in power; at least two of his books featured thinly disguised versions of Richard Nixon. His characters tend to be driven by obsession, usually sexual or political, and family loyalty. His plots often have elements of classical tragedy, with protagonists whose pride leads them to destroy what they love. Some of his books, most notably Mile High (1969), are perhaps best described as secret history. And Then We Moved to Rossenarra is a humorous autobiographical recounting of various places in the world where he had lived and his family's 1970s move to Rossenarra, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. more…

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