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Driven by an extravagant, tour-de-force performance by Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman is the story of Frank Slade (Pacino), a blind, retired army colonel who hires Charlie Simms (Chris O'Donnell), a poor college student on the verge of expulsion, to take care of him over Thanksgiving weekend. At the beginning of the weekend, Frank takes Charlie to New York, where he reveals to the student that he intends to visit his family, have a few terrific meals, sleep with a beautiful woman and, finally, commit suicide. The film follows the mis-matched pair over the course of the weekend, as they learn about life through their series of adventures. Though the story is a little contrived and predictable, it pulls all the right strings, thanks to O'Donnell's sympathetic supporting role and Pacino's powerful lead performance, for which he won his first Academy Award. Scent of a Woman is based on the 1975 Italian film Chris O'Donnell. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Al Pacino Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1992 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Al Pacino Best Actor 1992 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Bo Goldman Best Screenplay 1992 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bo Goldman Best Adapted Screenplay 1992 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Bo Goldman Best Adapted Screenplay 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Martin Brest Best Director 1992 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Martin Brest Best Picture 1992 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Chris O'Donnell Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1992 Nominee

Cast

Al Pacino
as Lt. Col. Frank Slade
Chris O'Donnell
as Charlie Simms
James Rebhorn
as Mr. Trask
Gabrielle Anwar
as Donna
Philip Seymour Hoffman
as George Willis Jr.
Richard Venture
as W.R. Slade
Bradley Whitford
as Randy
Ron Eldard
as Officer Gore
Frances Conroy
as Christine Downes
Sally Murphy
as Karen Rossi
Nicholas Sadler
as Harry Havemeyer
Gene Canfield
as Manny
Richard Bradford
Ahn Duong
as Sofia
Ellen Lewis
Rochelle Oliver
as Gretchen
Margaret Eginton
as Gail
Tom Riis Farrell
as Garry
Todd Louiso
as Trent Potter
June Squibb
as Mrs.Hunsaker
Michael Santoro
as Donny Rossi
Erika Feldman
as Francine Rossi
Max Stein
as Willie Rossi
Leonard Gaines
as Freddie Bisco
David Lansbury
as Michael
Joseph Palmas
as Bellhop
Baxter Harris
as George Willis, Sr.
Francie Swift
as Flight Attendant
William Beckwith
as Oak Room Maitre d'
Mansoor Najeeullah
as Skycap
Peter Carew
as Bootblack
Paul Stocker
as Doorman
Michael Lisenco
as Cab Driver
Divina Cook
as Night Maid
Tom Riis Farrell
as Garry
Peter Carew
as Bootblack
Ahn Duong
as Sofia
William Beckwith
as Oak Room Maitre d'
Paul Stocker
as Doorman
Michael Lisenco
as Cab Driver
June Squibb
as Mrs.Hunsaker
Mansoor Najeeullah
as Skycap
Erika Feldman
as Francine Rossi
David Lansbury
as Michael
Rochelle Oliver
as Gretchen
Leonard Gaines
as Freddie Bisco
Max Stein
as Willie Rossi
Michael Santoro
as Donny Rossi
Francie Swift
as Flight Attendant
Margaret Eginton
as Gail
Todd Louiso
as Trent Potter
Baxter Harris
as George Willis, Sr.
Joseph Palmas
as Bellhop

Crew

Martin Brest
Director
Martin Brest
Producer
Giovanni Arpino
Book Author
Bo Goldman
Screenwriter
Donald Thorin
Cinematographer
Thomas Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Tronick
Editor
Harvey Rosenstock
Editor
William Steinkamp
Editor
Angelo P. Graham
Production Designer
Steven W. Graham
Art Director
G. Mac Brown
Associate Producer
Ronald L. Schwary
Executive Producer
Aude Bronson-Howard
Costume Designer
Paul Pellicoro
Choreography
G. Mac Brown
Production Manager
Ellen Lewis
Casting
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