Scent of a Woman

Scent of a Woman

Martin Brest (1992)

15 Certificate


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This lengthy melodrama is kept vibrantly alive and out of the clutches of sickly sentimentality by a towering Oscar-winning performance from Al Pacino. He plays the blind ex-soldier who heads for New York to sample life's luxuries over the Thanksgiving weekend. As his unworldly teenage escort, Chris O'Donnell is quietly impressive, but it's Pacino's picture, whether tangoing with Gabrielle Anwar, berating O'Donnell's cowardly schoolmates or barking out his famous "hoo-ha" cough. It's loosely based on Dino Risi's 1974 Italian film of the same name.


A blind, hard-drinking war veteran pays a timid college student to accompany him on a weekend break in the big city, where he plans to make the most of life. However, the youngster is shocked to learn that at the end of their trip, his new friend plans to kill himself. Comedy drama, starring an Oscar-winning Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, Gabrielle Anwar and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Cast & Crew

Lt Col Frank Slade Al Pacino
Charlie Simms Chris O'Donnell
Donna Gabrielle Anwar
Mr Trask James Rebhorn
George Willis Jr Philip Seymour Hoffman
WR Slade Richard Venture
Randy Bradley Whitford
Officer Gore Ron Eldard
Director Martin Brest
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Comedy