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Scent of a Woman (1992)

R | | Drama | 8 January 1993 (USA)
A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.

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Storyline

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 Rob Hartill

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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 January 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Perfume de mujer  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$357,468 (USA) (23 December 1992)

Gross:

$63,895,607 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to his book, Chris Rock asked to audition for the part of Charlie but was turned down. See more »

Goofs

Frank and Charles order drinks before Frank does the tango. The waiter never arrives with the drinks. Even though Frank and Charles had changed tables, they hadn't moved so far that the waiter would not have been able to find them. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Trask: Mr. Simms?
Charlie Simms: [clears throat] Yes, sir.
Mr. Trask: You don't wear contact lenses, do you?
Charlie Simms: No.
Mr. Trask: With your untrammeled sight, whom did you see?
Charlie Simms: I s-saw something. I... couldn't say who.
Mr. Trask: All right, what was the "something" you saw?
Charlie Simms: [mumbles] I couldn't...
Mr. Trask: You couldn't say or you wouldn't say?
Charlie Simms: [frustrated] I just couldn't say.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 26 February 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Adiós muchachos
Written by Julio C. Sanders (as Julio Cesar Sanders) and César Felipe Vedani (as Cesar Filipe Vedani)
Performed by The Tango Project
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Good story, brilliant acting, what more do you want?
10 August 2004 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

This movie once again proves that Pacino is one of the greatest actors of our time and that we all should be very glad he choose to portray Colonel Frank Slade in 'Scent of a woman', no one else could have done it. The story of 'Scent of a woman' stands and falls with Pacino's acting and the bringing alive of his character. It's touching and makes you smile and leaves you behind with the feeling that you've just have had the pleasure of meeting Colonel Frank Slade, a crazy but interesting man. Chris O'Donnell does what he has to do, he gives Pacino the opportunity to shine and triggers the story. The interaction between him and Pacino does the job and provides us with great lines. Overall a great movie. I give this one a 8 out of 10.


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