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Charley Partanna and Irene Walker

Prizzi's Honor (1985)

Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, ...
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Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner made our list of favorite movie hitmen

PLAYED BY Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner

THE LOWDOWN When dimwitted Mafia goon Charley meets fellow professional Irene, it's love at first sight. The two get married, but they soon find they've been contracted to kill each other.

WEAPONS OF CHOICE These two are old school, favoring simple handguns.

REDEEMING VIRTUE After a surprisingly sweet courtship, Charley tells Irene he doesn't want a wife who works, but she convinces them to go into business as a team. Not exactly a resounding victory for feminism, but at least she proves that the couple that slays together stays together.

WHY THEY MADE OUR LIST Sure, they're hired killers, but Charley and Irene learn that there may be no one deadlier than that cherub with the bow and arrow.


Originally posted Aug 05, 2004

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