Charlie Simms (Chris O’Donnell) is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade (Al Pacino), a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family.
A prep school student needing money agrees to “babysit” a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.
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
|Tagline:||Col. Frank Slade has a very special plan for the weekend!|
|Cast:||Al Pacino, Anh Duong, Baxter Harris, Bradley Whitford, Carlo Giuliano, Chris O’Donnell, Dan Gifford, David Lansbury, Divina Cook, Eric Reid Schroeder, Frances Conroy, Francie Swift, Gabrielle Anwar, Gene Canfield, George Grafas, J.T. Cromwell, Jack Mulcahy, James Rebhorn, Joseph Palmas, June Squibb, Kenneth Kopolovicz, Leonard Gaines, Lucy Smith, Luke L. Hansen, Mansoor Najee-ullah, Margaret Eginton, Matt Smith, Michael Santoro, Michael Simon, Mike Lisenco, Nicholas Sadler, Paul Stocker, Paul Zimmerman, Peter Carew, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Venture, Rochelle Oliver, Ron Eldard, Russell Gibson, Sally Murphy, Todd Louiso, Tom Riis Farrell, William Beckwith|
|Director:||Amy Sayres, Martin Brest|