The ultimate Scent of a Woman quiz!

By: J.P. Naomi
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When a poor student takes a job, assisting a blind man, he gets a little more than he bargained for! Take this Scent of a Woman quiz to remember all of your favorite scenes from this classic '90s film!

In which year was the premiere of Scent of a Woman?

Scent of a Woman was released on January 8, 1993. It was filmed primarily in New York, with a few scenes filmed in New Jersey.

The main character is Frank ______.

Scent of a Woman was produced and directed by Martin Brest. It was based on a film titled Profumo di Donna, by Ruggero Maccari.

Frank Slade is a retired _____________ in the US Army.

Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade tells Charlie, "Just call me Frank. Call me Mr. Slade. Call me... Colonel, if you must. Just don't call me Sir." He mostly calls him Colonel throughout the film.

______ Simms is a student at an exclusive prep school.

Charlie Simms attends a prep school in the New England area. However, many of the school scenes were actually filmed in New Jersey!

Which actor plays the role of Lt. Col. Frank Slade?

Alfredo James "Al" Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, in Manhattan, New York. He has had a career in film for more than 50 years with numerous awards. His one Academy Award was for his role in Scent of a Woman!

What is the name of Charlie's prep school?

Baird was a fictional school in Scent of a Woman. Many of its students aspire to attend prestigious universities, such as Harvard, following their education at Baird.

Unlike most of his fellow students, Charlie is not what?

Charlie attends the school on a scholarship. Most of his classmates come from wealthy families who pay the full cost of their tuition.

Which famous actor plays the role of Charlie Simms?

Christopher Eugene O'Donnell was born on June 26, 1970. He is a well-known alum of Boston College and married to Caroline Fentress. They have 5 children together.

Where is Charlie from?

Charlie has traveled across the country to attend high school at Baird. He does not have a ton of money to travel back and forth during breaks.

Lt. Col. Frank Slade has what disability?

Lt. Col. Slade generally wears sunglasses and carries a walking cane. He once yelled at Charlie for grabbing his arm, telling him, "I'll grab YOUR arm," since he was blind, not Charlie.

Why does Charlie assist Slade?

Charlie takes this temporary job of watching after Lt. Col. Slade in order to save up some extra money to buy a plane ticket home for Christmas. He spends his Thanksgiving break assisting Slade.

What is the name of the headmaster at Baird?

Scent of a Woman grossed more than $134 million worldwide. It was a huge financial success for producer Martin Brest.

Along with Charlie, who witnesses other students setting up a prank against the school headmaster?

George Willis, Jr., is a well-off student. He has a different way of going about refusing to give up his intelligence on the prank case, leaving Charlie to fend for himself.

Who bribes Charlie and George to give up the names of the perpetrators of the prank?

The headmaster Mr. Trask makes an offer to Charlie, but Charlie chooses to remain silent. Mr. Trask was offering him a letter of recommendation that would surely guarantee his acceptance to Harvard.

Which actor plays the role of Mr. Trask?

James Rebhorn was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 films, TV shows, and plays. He passed away on March 21, 2014, at the age of 65.

Which actor plays the role of George Willis, Jr.?

Phillip Seymour Hoffman passed away on February 2, 2014, at the young age of 46. His cause of death was "acute mixed drug intoxication."

Where does Lt. Col. Slade take Charlie, as soon as he arrives?

Much to Charlie's surprise, Slade whisks him away on what ends up being an adventurous trip - one that stresses Charlie out a bit, since he is uptight and worried about his trouble at school.

Where do Charlie and Slade stay while in New York City?

The Waldorf Astoria is a famous hotel in New York. The original location was on Fifth Avenue near 34th Street. The new location is 301 Park Avenue. It is managed by Hilton Worldwide.

In New York City, Charlie and Slade enjoy a fancy dinner where?

The Oak Room was a bar, and later a restaurant, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Several other movies have featured scenes in the Oak Bar, including Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest in 1959.

What shocking piece of information does Slade reveal to Charlie during dinner in the Oak Room?

Charlie is stunned at this piece of information and isn't quite sure if he should believe Slade or not. Slade has a very interesting way of relaying information and Charlie is naive.

How do Charlie and Slade travel about, throughout the film?

They are driven around in a limo by a driver. Charlie is visibly uncomfortable throughout most of the film, because he comes from modest means!

Where does Slade take Charlie on Thanksgiving?

Slade's brother lives in White Plains. They drop in on their Thanksgiving dinner, which they were not invited to, and Slade causes a bit of chaos. He deliberately provokes everyone at the table.

How did Slade lose his eyesight?

Slade is recognized throughout the film as an alcoholic. He is always looking for his next drink. "Where's the booze? Flowin' like mud around here."

What is the name of the young woman who Slade dances with at the restaurant?

Donna is a young woman who is sitting in the restaurant, waiting for her date. While she waits, Slade talks to her and eventually convinces her to dance with him on the dance floor.

What kind of dance does Slade lead Donna in, on the dance floor of the restaurant?

Al Pacino and "Donna" rehearsed their tango for 2 weeks. The scene took 3 days to shoot!

What type of car do Charlie and Slade test drive?

Charlie and Slade go to test drive a Ferrari Mondial T. Charlie lets Slade drive the car (blind!), giving him directions on when exactly to turn. They get pulled over by a police officer, but Slade speaks to him without giving away his blindness!

What is Slade wearing when Charlie finds him in his hotel room with a gun in his hand?

Slade wants to go out in dignified style, in his uniform. Charlie is stunned and insists that Slade put down the gun. They get into a physical altercation.

What is the name of the Lt. Col.'s driver?

Manny was portrayed by actor Gene Canfield. He also appeared in Meet Joe Black in 1998 and Goodfellas in 1990.

Which actress played the role of Donna?

Gabrielle Anwar was born on February 4, 1970, in Surrey, England. She is the daughter of Tariq Anwar, an award-winning film producer and editor.

"The day we stop lookin', Charlie, is the day ________."

Lt. Col. Frank Slade says this to Charlie. It suggests that he feels he has no reason to live anymore, since he has lost his sight.

What does Lt. Col. Slade say repeatedly, throughout the film?

Hoo-ah! is a famous expression of the military, specifically in the United States Army. Slade repeats this throughout the movie as an expression of approval or excitement.

What are the two reasons Charlie gives Slade, that he should not want to die?

Charlie tells Slade that he doesn't really want to die. Slade responds to him, "Give me one good reason not to." Charlie gives him two.

Which president's staff did Slade serve on?

President Johnson was the 36th president of the United States. He is often referred to as LBJ. He succeeded John F. Kennedy, following his assassination in 1963.

What is the name of the female political science teacher who Charlie introduces to Slade after the hearing?

Christine Downes was portrayed by actress Frances Conroy. She is best known for her role as Ruth Fisher on Six Feet Under.

What perfume does Slade recognize on Christine?

Downes is single and pleasantly surprised that Slade has correctly identified her perfume. The two agree to meet up some time and talk politics - leaving the viewer to suspect a budding romance and companionship.

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