Scent of a Woman

Question: What is wrong with Frank? He seems to have some mental illness considering his suicidal behavior and his random outbursts with his family and at the hearing at the end of the film.

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Answer: He's not mentally ill. He was an arrogant, high-ranking military officer who blinded himself in a stupid accident which ended his career. He is now bitter, lonely, and sad. His outbursts are fueled by his anger, regret and the total loss of his former life and independence. He has become so emotionally despondent that he wants to end his life. I have to add, this is Al Pacino, and his acting tends to be over the top in most of his post "Godfather I and II" movies.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Charlie and Colonel meet, the level of whiskey in the glass held by Al Pacino goes down and then up again.

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Frank Slade: I want it wall to wall with John Daniels.
Charlie Simms: Don't you mean Jack Daniels?
Frank Slade: He may be Jack to you son, but when you've known him as long as I have... That's a joke.

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Trivia: When Charlie and Frank fly from Boston to New York there is an airport scene before they depart, but the airport in this scene is Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey, which is already by New York and very far from Boston.

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