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 [it] (Italian: Darkness and Honey) by Giovanni Arpino and from the 1974 screenplay by Ruggero Maccari and Dino Risi. The film stars Al Pacino and Chris O’Donnell, with James Rebhorn, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Gabrielle Anwar.
A prep school student, who is in need of money, agrees to be the caregiver of a man with visual impairment while his family is away. Unbeknownst to him, the colonel has his own agenda for the weekend.
Charlie Simms 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, a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family.
Actor: Al Pacino , Chris ODonnell , James Rebhorn , Gabrielle Anwar , Philip Seymour Hoffman , Bradley Whitford , Richard Venture , June Squibb , Frances Conroy , Rochelle Oliver , Tom Riis Farrell , Nicholas Sadler , Todd Louiso , Gene Canfield , Ron Eldard , Sally Murphy , Michael Santoro , Anh Duong , Leonard Gaines , David Lansbury , Baxter Harris , Francie Swift , William Beckwith , Peter Carew , Dan Gifford , Jack Mulcahy , Margaret Eginton , Matt Smith , Joseph Palmas , Michael Simon , Mansoor Najeeullah , JT Cromwell , Paul Stocker , Mike Lisenco , Divina Cook , Russell Gibson , Carlo Giuliano , Ryouko Maekawa
Director: Martin Brest
Writer: Bo Goldman , Ruggero Maccari , Giovanni Arpino , Dino Risi
Country: United States of America