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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Frank's bizarre habit of yelling "hoo-wah!" is an actual United States Army battlecry, although he is saying it wrong. He places far too much of a "W" sound on the second syllable. The real version is closer to "hoo-ah!" See more
When Frank is time-testing his Colt .45 assembly, the magazine is loaded with cartridges. When a loaded magazine (1 cartridge is enough) is inside the pistol, and you action the slide back, this goes forward, automatically loading the cartridge in the chamber. This doesn't happen here. As soon as Frank finishes, the slide is held back,(no ammo left) and quickly Frank frees the slide lever down, as to show the gun it's loaded. However, when Frank pulls the magazine out, we can see it's empty. See more
Lt. Col. Frank Slade
The day we stop lookin', Charlie, is the day we die.
Referenced in Ed: Exceptions
Written by Robbie Robertson
Performed by Emmylou Harris See more