Scent of a Woman
This article is about the American film. For the Korean drama, see Scent of a Woman (TV series)
Scent of a Woman (TV series)
Scent of a Woman is a South Korean television drama series starring Kim Sun Ah, Lee Dong Wook, Uhm Ki Joon and Seo Hyo Rim. It premiered on July 23, 2011 on SBS.-Synopsis:...


Scent of a Woman is a 1992 drama film
Drama film
A drama film is a film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional themes. Dramatic themes such as alcoholism, drug addiction, infidelity, moral dilemmas, racial prejudice, religious intolerance, poverty, class divisions, violence against women...

 directed by Martin Brest
Martin Brest
Martin Brest is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.-Education:He was born in a Jewish family in the Bronx, New York....

 that tells the story of a preparatory school
University-preparatory school
A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school is a secondary school, usually private, designed to prepare students for a college or university education...

 student who takes a job as an assistant to an irascible, blind, medically retired Army officer. It stars Al Pacino
Al Pacino
Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American film and stage actor and director. He is famous for playing mobsters, including Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy, Tony Montana in Scarface, Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice in Dick Tracy and Carlito Brigante in Carlito's Way, though he has also appeared...

, Chris O'Donnell
Chris O'Donnell
Christopher Eugene "Chris" O'Donnell is an American actor. He has played Robin in two Batman films, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, Charlie Simms in Scent of a Woman, Finn Dandridge in Grey's Anatomy, Peter Garrett in Vertical Limit, and more recently, Jack McAuliffe in The Company. O'Donnell...

, James Rebhorn
James Rebhorn
James Robert Rebhorn is an American character actor who has appeared in over 100 television shows, feature films and plays.-Personal life:...

, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman is an American actor and director. Hoffman began acting in television in 1991, and the following year started to appear in films...

, and Gabrielle Anwar
Gabrielle Anwar
Gabrielle Anwar is an English actress. She is known for her role as Margaret Tudor on The Tudors, for dancing the tango with Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman and for her current role as Fiona Glenanne on USA's Burn Notice.- Early life :...

. It is a remake
A remake is a piece of media based primarily on an earlier work of the same medium.-Film:The term "remake" is generally used in reference to a movie which uses an earlier movie as the main source material, rather than in reference to a second, later movie based on the same source...

 of the Italian movie Profumo di donna
Profumo di donna
Profumo di donna is a Commedia all'italiana film directed by Dino Risi in 1974 based on Il buio e il miele, a story by Giovanni Arpino. Both Risi and the leading actor Vittorio Gassman won important Italian and French awards...

(1974), directed by Dino Risi.

The movie was adapted by Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
For the next few years, Goldman contributed uncredited work to countless scripts including Milos Forman's Ragtime starring James Cagney and Donald O'Connor, The Flamingo Kid starring Matt Dillon, and Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy ....

 from the novel Il buio e il miele by Giovanni Arpino
Giovanni Arpino
Giovanni Arpino was an Italian writer and journalist.- Life :Born in Pula to Piedmontese parents, Arpino moved to Bra in the Province of Cuneo...

 and from the 1974 screenplay by Ruggero Maccari
Ruggero Maccari
Ruggero Maccari was an Italian screenwriter.Specially known by his collaboration with film director and screenwriter Ettore Scola...

 and Dino Risi.

When in doubt, fuck!

If you make a mistake and get all tangled up, you just tango on.

The IQ of sloths and the manners of Banshees! He's a car-mechanic, she's a home-maker! He knows as much about cars as a beauty queen and she bakes cookies that taste like wing-nuts. As for the tots, they're twits.

There are two kinds of people, those who face the fire and those who run for cover. Cover's better!

I like it when you hurt me!

"What are the chances of me suiting you up sometime?

What life?!? I got no life! I'm in the dark here! You understand? I'm in the dark!

I'm too old, I'm too tired, I'm too fucking blind.

Outta' order? Outta' order?! I show you outta' order!

Makers of men, creators of leaders, be careful what kind of leaders you're producing here.