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.
- Genre: Drama
- Studio: Universal Pictures, City Light Films
- Keyword: new york city, blindness and impaired vision, tango, thanksgiving, boarding school, prank, colonel, blind, tears, new england, change of heart, preparatory school, ex military, blind man
- Cast: Chris O'Donnell, Al Pacino, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bradley Whitford