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.

  1. Dino Risi


  2. Ruggero Maccari


  3. Martin Brest


  4. Giovanni Arpino


  5. Bo Goldman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Al Pacino

    Al Pacino

    Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade

  2. Chris O'Donnell

    Chris O'Donnell

    Charlie Simms

  3. James Rebhorn

    James Rebhorn

    Mr. Trask

  4. Gabrielle Anwar

    Gabrielle Anwar


  5. Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Philip Seymour Hoffman

    George Willis, Jr.

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 23, 1992


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 37m

Budget $31,000,000.00

Revenue $134,095,253.00



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