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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To force Charlie to leave the Waldorf Astoria, Col. Slade asks him for medicines and Montecristo No. 1 from a nearby street. Montecristo is a Cuban tobacco limited in the USA's territory due to Cuba's trade sanctions. There is also a Dominican version of the same cigar easily available in most smoke shops. 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
Well, gentlemen, when the shit hits the fan, some guys run and some guys stay.
Referenced in The Ring
Written by Robbie Robertson
Performed by Emmylou Harris See more