Frank is a retired Lt Col in the US army. He's blind and impossible to get along with. Charlie is at school and is looking forward to going to university; to help pay for a trip home for Christmas, he agrees to look after Frank over thanksgiving. Frank's niece says this will be easy money, but she didn't reckon on Frank spending his thanksgiving in New York. Written by
Col. Frank Slade has a very special plan for the weekend. It involves travel, women, good food, fine wine, the tango, chauffeured limousines and a loaded forty-five. And he's bringing Charlie along for the ride.
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Nearly all of the hotel scenes were shot at night to avoid disrupting hotel business. See more
Several times during the movie, Slade handles what is supposed to be his U.S. Army issue M1911A1 .45 caliber pistol. But the pistol has a bright blue finish, white highlighted sights, and wood grips with a medallion. These features identify it as a civilian copy of the M1911A1. See more
Lt. Col. Frank Slade
You've been the sugar business for so long, you've forgetten the taste of real honey!
Referenced in Tropic Thunder
Written by Osvaldo Fresedo
and Emilio Fresedo
Performed by The Tango Project See more