R | | Drama
A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.
Al Pacino was helped by a school for the blind in his preparation for this role. He said that he made himself appear blind by not allowing his eyes to focus on anything.
Lt. Col. Frank Slade:
Your father pedals car telephones at a 300 percent markup. Your mother works on heavy commission at a camera store. Graduated to it from espresso machines. Hah!
Lt. Col. Frank Slade: What are you, dying of some wasting disease?
Charlie Simms: No, I'm right - I'm right here.
Lt. Col. Frank Slade: I know ...
Charlie Simms: G...
Charlie wants money for a flight home at Christmas. In 1992, it is most likely that a consumer would purchase a round trip from Portland to Manchester (or Boston) as one ways were usually more expensive. Also, it is unlikely that by November, he could get an affordable flight for Christmas if he could get an available seat at all.
$357,468 (USA) (23 December 1992)
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