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
The car is being driven next to the Brooklyn Bridge with the World Trade Centers in the background. With the east river on the left, they are looking north while the WTC's are south of the Brooklyn Bridge. 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.
Referenced in Neighbors
Written by Robbie Robertson
Performed by Emmylou Harris See more