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
Al Pacino's hands are often in different positions during the school assembly between the long shots and the close-ups. See more
Lt. Col. Frank Slade
Don't shrug, imbecile. I'm blind. Save your body language for the bimbi.
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Written by Ángel Villoldo
(as Angel Villoldo) and Marambia Catan
Performed by The Tango Project See more