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?
Frank and Charlie's driver of the limousine is called Manny, as well as Manolo. Al Pacino
's left hand in his movie Scarface
(1983) was also called Manny, and Manolo. See more
In the scene where Frank crosses the street and falls in the grass, Charlie, helps him to stand up again. At first, Charlie doesn't have the walking stick, but when Frank stands up, Charlie inexplicably has the walking stick in his hands. See more
Lt. Col. Frank Slade
Goodbye, Willie. I'm no fucking good. I never have been.
Remade as Amir El Zalam
Por una cabeza
Music by Carlos Gardel
Lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera
Performed by The Tango Project See more