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.
Did You Know?
As a guest on Inside the Actors Studio
(1994) (Oct. 2, 2006), Al Pacino
recounted to host James Lipton
how he'd had an embarrassing moment in a crowded elevator after winning his first Oscar. Unbeknownst to Pacino, was that the head of his statuette was poking a well-known actress in her posterior. When she turned around, Pacino quickly explained that his Oscar, not he, was to blame for her discomfort. See more
During the driving scene, a left turn is made and a the rear of the car begins to drift. Application of counter steer (to the right) can be observed from the external shot, and then on the next camera angle from the inside of the vehicle, Al Pacino's character is seen recovering the steering wheel from the left. See more
Lt. Col. Frank Slade
It's a great day for singing a song / It's a great day for moving along / It's a great day for morning to night / It's a great day for everybody's plight.
Written by Ángel Villoldo
(as Angel Villoldo) and Marambia Catan
Performed by The Tango Project See more