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Al Pacino's quick change in ''Scent of a Woman''

Al Pacino’s quick change in ”Scent of a Woman” — Playing a blind veteran, the actor gets dressed rather quickly

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In the recently released Scent of a Woman, Lieut. Col. Frank Slade (Al Pacino) grouses that it takes him more than 25 seconds to assemble his .45 caliber pistol. But the blind veteran deserves a medal for the speed with which he can get dressed. In the scene where Slade changes into his uniform to prepare for suicide, he starts out not wearing a necktie. But after a brief reaction shot of his traveling companion, Charlie (Chris O’Donnell), Slade is sporting a tie he has knotted completely. Less than 3.5 seconds to assemble a cravat? Hoo-ahh!