Cinema: Taking the Loyalty Oaf Prizzi's Honor

Directed by John Huston; Screenplay by Richard Condon and Janet Roach

It happens exactly the way the song says it should. Some enchanted evening Charley Partanna sees a stranger across a crowded room and somehow he knows, he knows even then, that he must see her again and again. As in any good romance, that turns out to be more easily wished than done. Charley, played by Jack Nicholson in one of his boldest performances, is a faithful lieutenant in one of New York's best and oldest Mafia families, the Prizzis. Irene Walker, the handsome woman in the designer suit whom he loves at first double take, is played by that estimable...

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