Another witty Elmore Leonard adaptation, PRONTO, features original characters and geography that set it apart from most crime flicks. Made for the Showtime network in 1997, PRONTO was subsequently released on home video in 1998.
Harry Arno (Peter Falk) is a Miami bookie in the indirect employ of mobster Jimmy Cap (Walter Olkewicz). When the FBI looks to nail Jimmy, they set Harry up as a target, spreading the rumor that he's skimming. Jimmy sends a fresh-off-the-boat Sicilian hit man named Tommy Bucks (Sergio Castellito),
who everybody refers to simply as "the Zip," to kill Harry. Knowing Harry's in danger, the Feds send Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens (James Le...