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?
Director Martin Brest
disowned the version of the film shown on airlines and television. See more
In the scene where Slade is threatening to commit suicide, he has tears coming out of his left eye and not his right. When the camera breaks away and then returns, the tears are flowing down his right cheek and not his left. 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.
Written by Osvaldo Fresedo
and Emilio Fresedo
Performed by The Tango Project See more