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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Giovanni Arpino (novel)
Bo Goldman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 December 1992 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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.
Plot:
A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Speech Everyone Likes See more (289 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Al Pacino ... Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade

Chris O'Donnell ... Charlie Simms

James Rebhorn ... Mr. Trask

Gabrielle Anwar ... Donna

Philip Seymour Hoffman ... George Willis, Jr. (as Philip S. Hoffman)
Richard Venture ... W.R. Slade

Bradley Whitford ... Randy
Rochelle Oliver ... Gretchen
Margaret Eginton ... Gail

Tom Riis Farrell ... Garry

Nicholas Sadler ... Harry Havemeyer

Todd Louiso ... Trent Potter
Matt Smith ... Jimmy Jameson

Gene Canfield ... Manny

Frances Conroy ... Christine Downes

June Squibb ... Mrs. Hunsaker

Ron Eldard ... Officer Gore

Sally Murphy ... Karen Rossi
Michael Santoro ... Donny Rossi
Alyson Feldman ... Francine Rossi
Erika Feldman ... Francine Rossi
Julian Stein ... Willie Rossi
Max Stein ... Willie Rossi

Anh Duong ... Sofia
Leonard Gaines ... Freddie Bisco

David Lansbury ... Michael
Joseph Palmas ... Bellhop
Baxter Harris ... George Willis, Sr.

Francie Swift ... Flight Attendant
Michael Simon ... Oak Room Waiter
William Beckwith ... Oak Room Maitre D'

Mansoor Najeeullah ... Skycap
J.T. Cromwell ... Ballroom Waiter
Peter Carew ... Bootblack
Paul Stocker ... Doorman
Mike Lisenco ... Cab Driver (as Michael Lisenco)
Divina Cook ... Night Maid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Russell Gibson ... Barber (uncredited)
Kenneth Kopolovicz ... Student (uncredited)

Jack Mulcahy ... Oak Room Patron (uncredited)
Lucy Smith ... Airport Traveler (uncredited)
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Directed by
Martin Brest 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Giovanni Arpino (novel "Il Buio E Il Miele")

Bo Goldman (screenplay)

Ruggero Maccari (character from Profumo Di Donna) (suggestion) and
Dino Risi (character from Profumo Di Donna) (suggestion)

Produced by
Martin Brest .... producer
G. Mac Brown .... associate producer
Ronald L. Schwary .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Donald E. Thorin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Harvey Rosenstock 
William Steinkamp 
Michael Tronick 
 
Casting by
Ellen Lewis 
 
Production Design by
Angelo P. Graham  (as Angelo Graham)
 
Art Direction by
W. Steven Graham 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Jr. 
 
Costume Design by
Aude Bronson-Howard 
 
Makeup Department
Joseph Coscia .... hair stylist (as Joe Coscia)
Alan D'Angerio .... hair stylist: Al Pacino
Carl Fullerton .... makeup artist: Al Pacino
Robert Laden .... makeup artist
Francesca Paris .... key hair stylist
Allen Weisinger .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
G. Mac Brown .... unit production manager
Doreen A. Dixon .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vicki Cherkas .... dga trainee
Maggie Murphy .... second second assistant director
Douglas S. Ornstein .... second assistant director
Amy Sayres .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
William Armstrong .... stand-by scenic
Jeff Balsmeyer .... storyboard
Roland Brooks .... scenic chargeman
Gerald DeTitta .... lead man
John R. Ford .... assistant property (as John Ford)
Katharine Garrison .... art department coordinator
Robert Griffon Jr. .... property master
Ray Kluga .... assistant art director
Amy Marshall .... assistant set decorator
John McDonnell .... assistant property (as John B. McDonnell)
Rudy Pelikan .... key carpenter
John Ralbovsky .... second scenic (as John A. Ralbovsky)
Raymond M. Samitz .... construction coordinator
Paul Wardwell .... construction grip (as Paul Thomas Wardwell)
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Timothy Main .... carpenter (uncredited)
Peter Regnier .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
William C. Carruth .... adr editor (as Bill Carruth)
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith .... foley editor (as Lucy Coldsnow)
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer
Ann Hadsell .... adr recordist
John Haeny .... sound effects editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Devon Heffley Curry .... adr editor (as Devon Curry)
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer
J. Paul Huntsman .... supervising sound editor
Sarah Jacobs .... foley artist
Chris Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Tony Jenkins .... dubbing recordist
Rudy J. Lara .... dubbing recordist (as Rudy Lara)
Matthew C. May .... assistant sound editor (as Matt May)
Pat McCormick .... dialogue editor
Danny Michael .... sound mixer
Myron Nettinga .... sound effects editor
Ralph Osborn .... dialogue editor
Jeff Rosen .... foley editor
Daniel Rosenblum .... sound recordist
Carolann Sanchez-Shapiro .... assistant sound editor
Matt Sawelson .... dialogue editor (as Matthew Sawelson)
Andrew Schmetterling .... boom operator
James Simcik .... supervising adr editor
Jill Smith .... apprentice sound editor
Mark Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Ulrich .... adr editor
John Hampton .... playback (uncredited)
William Woff .... adr (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Phil Adams .... stunts
Danny Aiello III .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunts
Al Goto .... stunts
Michael Haynes .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunts
John Macchia .... stunts
Dwayne McGee .... stunts
Jane McKernan .... stunts
Peter McKernan .... stunt coordinator
Janet Paparazzo .... stunts
Don Pulford .... stunts
Gary J. Wayton .... stunts (as Gary Wayton)
Jane Austin .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Elliott .... stunt double: Al Pacino (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Myles Aronowitz .... still photographer
Russell Caldwell .... electrician (as Edward Tobin)
John Cambria .... second assistant camera
Jerry DeBlau .... chief lighting technician (as Jeffrey Deblau)
Ken Ferris .... camera operator: "a" camera
Richard Guinness Jr. .... dolly grip (as Richard Guinness)
Andy Harris .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Paul Kinghan .... electrician
David Knox .... camera operator
Sal Lanza .... grip
Martin Lowry .... grip
Sal Martorano .... gaffer: second unit
Arthur Moshlak .... electrician
Larry Orlick .... first assistant camera (as Lawrence Orlick)
John Panuccio .... best boy grip
Peter John Petraglia .... best boy
George Potter .... electrician
Robert T. Prate .... grip (as Robert Prate)
Tom Prate .... key grip (as Thomas J. Prate Jr.)
Eric Swanek .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Joseph Viano .... grip
Paul Colangelo .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Douglas Pellegrino .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Julie Madison .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David C. Robinson .... assistant costume designer (as David Carl Robinson)
Melissa Stanton .... wardrobe: women (as Melissa Adzima-Stanton)
Benjamin Wilson .... wardrobe: men
Timothy Alberts .... set costumer (uncredited)
Cynthia Flowers .... additional costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Susan Alexander .... assistant film editor
Joyce Arrastia .... apprentice film editor
Will Binder .... post-production assistant
Ken Blackwell .... assistant film editor (as Kenneth Blackwell)
Sandy Brundage .... negative cutter
David Dresher .... associate film editor
Susan Graef .... assistant film editor
Matthew A. Handal .... apprentice film editor
Brian Schwary .... apprentice film editor
Mike Stanwick .... negative timer
Michael T. Wilson .... assistant film editor
Lynn Cassaniti .... apprentice film editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bob Badami .... music editor
Andy Bass .... score recordist
Bill Bernstein .... music editor
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
Leslie Morris .... orchestra manager
Thomas Pasatieri .... orchestrator (as Thomas Pastieri)
John Vigran .... music scoring mixer
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Stan Kurtis .... musician: solo violin (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Francis Connolly Jr. .... transportation co-captain
Gino Lucci .... picture cars
James Patrick Whalen Jr. .... transportation captain (as James P. Whalen)
Richard Curry .... driver: Mr. Pacino (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Michael Anthony .... production assistant
Moshe Bardach .... location scout
Kristin Bernstein .... production assistant (as Kristin Cameron)
William M. Connor .... production assistant (as Bill Connor)
Andrew D. Cooke .... location manager
Lou Crisa .... security: Al Pacino
Stephen Lee Davis .... production assistant
Teresa A. Ekwall .... assistant: Ronald L. Schwary
Joe Facey .... craft service
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Jillian C. Flynn .... location scout
Wayne Forman .... catering: Unique Catering (as Wayne Foreman)
Marisa Forzano .... assistant: Al Pacino
Eleni Fotinos .... assistant choreographer
Jeffrey A. Frederick .... production assistant
Kathryn Loraine Hibbs .... production accountant
David Hummel .... production assistant
Delroy Hunter .... parking coordinator
Edward A. Ioffreda .... assistant: G. Mac Brown
Andrea Isaacs .... assistant production accountant
Michael Johnson .... production assistant
Harriette Kanew .... production coordinator
Kim Kennedy .... production assistant
Diane Krakower .... assistant: Martin Brest
Jessica Levin .... assistant production coordinator
Patricia A. Marsh .... production assistant
Jerry Mitchell .... choreographer
Ron Mitchell .... production assistant
Eric Myers .... unit publicist
Paul Pellicoro .... choreographer
Lyn Pinezich .... assistant location manager
John Rath .... location scout
John Rizzo .... production assistant
Susan E. Schonhorn .... production assistant
Lynne Twentyman .... continuity supervisor (as Lynn Twentyman)
David J. Wally .... production associate
Neil Weinberger .... production assistant
Stephen Whelan .... production assistant
Gina White .... production assistant
Nadine F. Wilson .... assistant production accountant
Gerry Ferrara .... projectionist (uncredited)
Tim Judge .... executive assistant: Al Pacino (uncredited)
Peter Kelley .... dialogue coach: Chris O'Donnell (uncredited)
Peter McKernan .... aerial coordinator (uncredited)
John Mingalone .... production assistant (uncredited)
Judy Richter .... production assistant (uncredited)
Laura Jean Shannon .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Giuseppe Greco .... special thanks (as Mr. Giuseppe Greco)
Richard Koplin .... special thanks (as Dr. Richard Koplin)
Hugh Steward .... special thanks (as Mr. Hugh Steward)
 
Crew verified as complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
157 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:18 (Ontario - 2006) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-3 | Germany:12 (f) | Germany:12 (video rating) | Iceland:L | New Zealand:PG | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG (cut) | Singapore:NC-16 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 (DVD rating) | South Korea:15 (video rating) (cut) | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #32138)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: While Slade is explaining to Charlie the proper way to perform the military salute, he says the right hand should be positioned "at the hairline." Doing this would result in a ridiculous-looking salute. The proper position for the hand is adjacent to or just above the right eye. Additionally, in a proper salute the arm is raised and lowered in a fluid motion. The right arm is never "snapped" to or from the right eye as the salute is rendered. Finally, the outside of right hand is always canted towards the individual receiving the salute, in accordance with Army custom. Slade does not cant his hand properly when he salutes Charlie.See more »
Quotes:
Lt. Col. Frank Slade:[Frank plans to kill himself and Charlie as well but hesitates] You don't wanna die.
Charlie Simms:Neither do you.
Lt. Col. Frank Slade:Give me one good reason not to.
Charlie Simms:I'll give you two. You can dance the tango and drive a Ferrari better than anyone I've ever seen.
Lt. Col. Frank Slade:You never seen anyone do either.
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Soundtrack:
El RelicarioSee more »

FAQ

What is the name of the song to which Frank and Donna do the tango?
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51 out of 87 people found the following review useful.
A Speech Everyone Likes, 21 July 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This was a different type of story with excellent acting by Al Pacino, who makes a speech at the end of the film that many people think is one of the coolest speeches they've ever heard on film.

Pacino's character, "Lt. Cl. Frank Slade," is a turnoff for awhile because he's so gruff, but he grows on you and becomes fascinating to watch as a blind man who doesn't act like a blind man. Chris O'Donnell, as "Charlie Simms," plays the opposite: a nice, young college kid whom Pacino winds up taking under wing. The only part I didn't care for was the beginning with Charlie's obnoxious friends, but that ties in later with Pacino's memorable speech.

A different kind of story, marred only by a little too much profanity. If you haven't seen it, I recommend checking it out. You'll enjoy it

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