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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lt. Col. Frank Slade
... Charlie Simms
... Mr. Trask
... Donna
... George Willis, Jr. (as Philip S. Hoffman)
Richard Venture ... W.R. Slade
... Randy
... Gretchen
Margaret Eginton ... Gail
... Garry
... Harry Havemeyer
... Trent Potter
Matt Smith ... Jimmy Jameson
... Manny
... Christine Downes
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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 USA:

$357,468, 23 December 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$63,895,607

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,895,607
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Al Pacino originally turned down the lead role. Jack Nicholson, Harrison Ford, Dustin Hoffman, and Joe Pesci were next considered for the lead. Pacino's agent convinced him to take the part and on his agents advice reluctantly accepted it. He later gave his agent credit on Inside the Actors Studio (1994) for making him reconsider taking his Oscar winning role. See more »

Goofs

Lt. Col. Slade didn't declare his pistol when he was checking his luggage with the skycap. See more »

Quotes

[Charlie comes back to the room to see Frank putting on his uniform]
Lt. Col. Frank Slade: You're back too fast. You didn't get my cigars, did you? Get outta here, Charlie.
[loads the .45]
Charlie Simms: I thought we had a deal.
Lt. Col. Frank Slade: I welched. I'm a welcher. Didn't I tell you?
Charlie Simms: No, what you told me was, that you gave me all the bullets.
Lt. Col. Frank Slade: I lied.
Charlie Simms: Yeah, well you could've fooled me.
Lt. Col. Frank Slade: And I did.
[pause]
[...]
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Soundtracks

A media luz
Written by Edgardo Donato and Carlos Lenzi (as Carlos Cesar Lenzi)
Performed by The Tango Project
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GREAT
18 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was staying with my grandma at her cabin. I was blown away. The story is great, the acting is perfect, and you can't help but get attached to the characters. The relationship, trust, and love that develops as the story unfolds is nearly unparalleled in modern cinema. One of Pacino's BEST performances. Not like some of his other roles. Chris O'Donnel actually puts in probably his best performance of his career. This movie is full of great scenes (Pacino driving the Ferrari), Pacino yelling at the school dean, and unforgettable one-liners (hoo-ah). Do yourself a favor and rent this classic. You will be glad you did. (Also makes a pretty good date movie)


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