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Format: DVD
Sku: 40094976
UPC: 025192026027
UPC 14: 00025192026027
Rating: Game Rating Code
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From the director of Beverly Hills Cop
Hoping to earn extra money over the thanksgiving weekend, charlie simms agrees to look after blind, retired lieutenant colonel frank slade. But charlie is in for even more surprises when slade takes off for a wild weekend in new york city that will change the lives of both men forever.

"...a great performance from Pacino  Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"There are moments of pure maghic in (Pacino's) performance.  Jack Matthews, New York Newsday

Editor's Note
Chris O'Donnell stars as Charlie Simms, a young and innocent scholarship student at an exclusive prep school in New Hampshire who agrees to look after Lt. Col. Frank Slade (Al Pacino), a blind retired army officer, to earn extra money over the Thanksgiving holiday. Frank is a cantankerous and cynical bully who completely suprises Charlie with his plans for their weekend. He has bought them tickets to New York, booked a suite at the Waldorf, rented a limousine, and has big plans for a wild weekend in the Big Apple. Before Charlie realizes what he has gotten into, he is accompanying the colonel around Manhattan as they begin their wild and eye-opening adventures that include a fast-paced test drive in a Ferrari and a tango with a beautiful woman (Gabrielle Anwar). Frank's passion is women; he waxes lyrically on their bodies, scent, and sensuality, and gradually Charlie becomes aware of the sentimental romantic buried deep within the lonely man's heart. Charlie and Frank's growing relationship is the core of the film; Frank teaches Charlie how to see, and Charlie teaches Frank how to feel in this heart-wrenching and heartwarming comedy. Al Pacino is simply stunning as Frank Slade, relying on his vocal power and strong physicality to carry across a complex range of emotions. He is both intolerable and completely lovable in this Oscar-winning role of a lifetime.

Features

Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled, Dolby Surround Sound

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/28/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 157 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1992
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 20260
Video UPC UPC: 00025192026027
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Al Pacino
Video Cast Info Chris O'Donnell
Video Cast Info James Rebhorn
Video Cast Info James Rehborn
Video Cast Info Gabrielle Anwar
Video Cast Info Philip Seymour Hoffman
Video Cast Info Giovanni Arpino - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Martin Brest - Director
Video Cast Info Donald E. Thorn - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Thomas Newman - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Martin Brest - Producer
Video Cast Info Bo Goldman - Screenplay
Plot Summary
Hoping to earn some extra money, a relatively underprivileged prep school student agrees to look after a cantankerous, blind, retired lieutenant colonel during his holiday. Thrown off guard by his charge's bullying style, the student's in for even more surprises when the two take off for a wild weekend in New York City.

Awards


Oscar (1993)
Video Award Name Al Pacino, Winner, Best Actor
   Video Award Name Martin Brest, Nominee, Best Director
   Video Award Name Bo Goldman, Nominee, Best Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium

British Academy Awards (1994)
   Video Award Name Bo Goldman, Nominee, Best Adapted Screenplay

Golden Globe (1993)
Video Award Name Al Pacino, Winner, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture
Video Award Name Bo Goldman, Winner, Best Screenplay
   Video Award Name Chris O'Donnell, Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture

Memorable Quotes

"[A] bunch of runny--nosed snots in tweed jackets, all studying to be George Bush."---- Slade (Al Pacino) to Charlie Simms (Chris O'Donnell), referring to his Charlie's boarding school classmates

"You're not bad. You're just in pain."----Simms to Frank Slade (Al Pacino)

"Hoo--hah!"----Slade

"You can dance the tango and drive a Ferrari better than anyone I've ever seen."---- Charlie to Slade|"You've never seen anyone do either."---- Slade to Charlie

"If I were the man I was ten years ago, I'd take a flamethrower to this place!"----Slade to Simms's school authorities

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"Al Pacino pulls out the heavy acting artillery....He's astoundingly good..." 01/07/1993 p.50

USA Today
"...[The film] gives Al Pacino a role that's a perfect fit....Pacino's most flamboyant performance yet..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 12/23/1992 p.1D

Chicago Sun-Times
"...[Featuring] Al Pacino in one of his best and riskiest performances..." 12/23/1992 p.37

Newsday 9 of 10
Scent Of A Woman is a rarity, a big-budget movie made with love... Brest sets his scenes up generously, letting things play in depth, and Goldman's dialogue is so forceful that it makes one ashamed of the usual crude shorthand that passes for screenwriting. - David Denby

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
An amazing film. Intelligently written and movingly told. This is one of Al Pacino's best and riskiest performances. - Roger Ebert

Entertainment Today 8 of 10
Scent is a portrait of a man in great emotional stress...he's often hilariously funny, but he is also loud, rude, foul-mouthed, sexist, demanding and generally disagreeable...and this is just when saying "hello." - Tim Cogshell

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Pacino,Al
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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