Scent of a Woman
Scent of a Woman is a 1992 American drama film produced and directed by Martin Brest that tells the story of a preparatory school student who takes a job as an assistant to an irritable, blind, medically retired Army lieutenant colonel. The film is a remake of Dino Risi's 1974 Italian film Profumo di donna, adapted by Bo Goldman from the novel Il buio e il miele by Giovanni Arpino. The film stars Al Pacino and Chris O'Donnell, with James Rebhorn, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Gabrielle Anwar in supporting roles.
Charlie Simms is a scholarship student at Baird, an exclusive New England preparatory school. He accepts a temporary job over Thanksgiving weekend so he can buy a plane ticket home to Oregon for Christmas. The woman who hires him asks Charlie to watch over her uncle, retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, a blind, highly decorated Vietnam War veteran whom Charlie discovers to be a cantankerous alcoholic.
|author||Bo Goldman Dino Risi Giovanni Arpino|
|award||Academy Award for Best Actor|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|editor||Harvey Rosenstock Michael Tronick William Steinkamp|
|keywords||christmas drive fall ferrari fleurs de rocaille harvard university lieutenant colonel morning new england oak room on the road oregon parfums caron park avenue police officer political science por una cabeza preparatory school retire scholarship scholarships in the united states tango thanksgiving vietnam war wait waldorf-astoria waldorf astoria new york war veteran warn young woman|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay|
|productionCompany||City Light Films|
|recordedAt||New Jersey New York City|