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Scent of a Woman (1992)

 -  Drama  -  23 December 1992 (USA)
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A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.

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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 Rob Hartill

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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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23 December 1992 (USA)  »

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Scent of a Woman  »

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$63,895,607 (USA)
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Nearly all of the hotel scenes were shot at night to avoid disrupting hotel business. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Lt. Col. Frank Slade: You've been the sugar business for so long, you've forgetten the taste of real honey!
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Vida mia
Written by Osvaldo Fresedo and Emilio Fresedo
Performed by The Tango Project
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It.s one of the most beautiful movies ever
12 September 2005 | by (Venezuela) – See all my reviews

I think this incredible movie leaves a legacy of life, it makes us appreciate life an also understand that a life can be lived in a minute just like Al Pacino says in one of this movie's most beautiful scenes, it also talks about values, integrity, and moral principles, by sides of this movie's wonderful script it's incredible cast makes it one of the most outstanding movies I have ever seen. The incredible scene of tango, the deep arguments about life between Al Pacino's character and Chris O'Donnell's, and also those scenes when Al Pacino's character senses women's scent and tells them the name of the perfume or the name of the soap it's really amazing, all of this with the sarcastic sense of humor of this movie, it's really great. I TRULY RECOMMEND TO SEE IT


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