After 28 years, Val gets out of prison, and his friend Doc picks him up. The local mob boss, Claphands, wants Val dead (Claphands' son died in a robbery and he blames Val) and Doc has until morning to kill him. It's a long night: Val wants to party - they visit a cat house, Val needs Viagra, they break into a pharmacy. After midnight, they pick up Hirsch, their old wheelman, drive the city in a stolen car. They visit the cat house, help a woman in distress, bury a body, and eat at Doc's hangout, a café where the waitress, Alex, is cheerful. The sun rises, Claphands wants Val dead, and Val, who has figured out his fate, is resigned. Is there anything left to take care of?
They don't make 'em like they used to.
1 February 2013 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $1,486,390,
3 February 2013
Gross USA: $3,310,031
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $5,072,654
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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The only piece of "modern technology" in the film is the new car that Pacino, Walken, and Arkin drive throughout the film. If you notice, every other technology used is very old: rotary dial phones are used constantly; many AWA televisions are seen, one showing an old episode of what appears to be Soul Train; and several old cars are seen in the background throughout the film. See more
After Sylvia cleans herself up and sits in the diner booth to eat with the rest of the gang, she takes a sandwich slice and removes the toothpick holding it together. But when the scene cuts back to her talking, the toothpick is clearly holding the sandwich in place again. See more
[as Val is urging them to steal the car
This car belongs to the Jargoniew brothers. I happen to know that.
A-and that's supposed to mean something to me?
Nobody messes with these guys! They are the type of guys that take your kidneys out and not even sell them!
References Scent of a Woman
Written by James Calvin Wilsey
Performed by James Calvin Wilsey See more