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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.

Director:

Martin Brest

Writers:

Giovanni Arpino (novel), Bo Goldman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Lt. Col. 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 Richard Venture ... W.R. Slade
Bradley Whitford ... Randy
Rochelle Oliver ... Gretchen
Margaret Eginton Margaret Eginton ... Gail
Tom Riis Farrell ... Garry
Nicholas Sadler ... Harry Havemeyer
Todd Louiso ... Trent Potter
Matt Smith Matt Smith ... Jimmy Jameson
Gene Canfield ... Manny
Frances Conroy ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Scenes showing the audience the Baird School and depicting it as an all male boarding school were filmed at the Emma Willard School, one of the oldest all-female boarding schools in the country. See more »

Goofs

When Slade is driving the Ferrari, the crew is reflected in the paintwork. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Col. Frank Slade: Touch me again, I'll kill ya, you little son-of-a-bitch! I touch you. Understand?
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Alternate Versions

The heavily edited network TV version was disowned by director Martin Brest, and credits "Allen Smithee" as director. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Better Call Saul: Piñata (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Por una cabeza
Music by Carlos Gardel
Lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera (uncredited)
Performed by The Tango Project
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User Reviews

 
Good film with a great over the top performance
30 May 2020 | by pedroborges-90881See all my reviews

At this point in his career, Pacino was starting to change a little his acting techniques and still remain great, but it wasn't only a great over the top performance, he also portrayed a blind person like no other actor i ever seen it.

The movie is simple and good, Pacino is the one who elevated the whole material, the tango scene is great and the entire scene when Pacino gives his speech at the school is amazing .


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scent of a Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$357,468, 27 December 1992

Gross USA:

$63,095,253

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,095,253
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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