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
In the hotel scene following the Thanksgiving family scene, Frank is assembling his .45. When Charlie calls the .45 a "gun," Frank corrects him, saying it is a "piece" or a "weapon," but "never a 'gun'". A few moment later, Frank tells Charlie "a Colonel never gives up his gun!" See more
Lt. Col. Frank Slade
Oh, uh, Charlie - about your little problem - there are two kinds of people in this world: those who stand up and face the music, and those who run for cover. Cover is better.
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Written by José Padilla
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