Al Pacino as Frank Slade
Chris O’Donnell as Charlie Simms
James Rebhorn as Mr. Trask
Gabrielle Anwar as Donna
Philip Seymour Hoffman as George Willis, Jr.
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.
Director: Martin Brest
Writers: Giovanni Arpino, Bo Goldman