February 1, 2005
Universal Studios Home Video
- Dolby SR
- Runtime: 157 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in Spanish
A young and innocent scholarship student at an exclusive prep school in New Hampshire agrees to look after a blind retired Army officer to earn extra money over the Thanksgiving holiday. The lieutenant colonel takes him on an eye-opening trip to Manhattan and befriends him when he gets into some trouble at school.
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. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best (Adapted) Screenplay. Academy Awards: Best Actor--Al Pacino.
Filmed in New York City and at Kaufman Astoria Studios, Queens, using a widescreen process.
Bo Goldman's screenplay was suggested by a character in "Profuma di Donna", an Italian film written by Ruggero Maccari and directed by Dino Risi. "Profuma" was based on the novel "Il Buio e il Miele" by Giovanni Arpino.