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?
was helped by a school for the blind in his preparation for this role. He said that he made himself appear blind by not allowing his eyes to focus on anything. See more
Several times during the movie, Slade handles what is supposed to be his U.S. Army issue M1911A1 .45 caliber pistol. But the pistol has a bright blue finish, white highlighted sights, and wood grips with a medallion. These features identify it as a civilian copy of the M1911A1. See more
Lt. Col. Frank Slade
Just call me Frank. Call me Mr. Slade. Call me... Colonel, if you must. Just don't call me "Sir."
All right, Colonel.
Referenced in Stand Up Guys
Written by José Padilla
(as Jose Padilla)
Performed by The Tango Project See more