''Scent of a Woman'' is a 1992 movie which tells the story of a blind, retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel (Creator/AlPacino) and a Vermont boarding school student (Chris O'Donnell).
It is a [[ForeignRemake remake]] of a 1974 Italian movie about a blind Italian army colonel and a poor Sicilian.
For the 2011 KoreanDrama of the same name, go [[Series/ScentOfAWoman here]].
* AlanSmithee: In the cable version.
* BadassGrandpa: Frank Slade is this trope
* BerserkButton: Frank shrugs off the insensitive comments of his nephew when he crashes his brother's Thanksgiving dinner with Charlie. But Frank completely loses it when his nephew unnecessarily insults Charlie.
* BigDamnHeroes: Just as Charlie is about to face the school, Frank Slade strolls in and casually saves the day
* BigWordShout: "HOO-AH!"
* BlindDriving: Frank Slade briefly drives a car at top speed, following directions from a terrified Charlie in the passenger seat. And when he gets pulled over for speeding, [[spoiler: he talks his way out of a ticket and the cop never realizes he was blind.]]
* DirtyCoward: George who sold his friends out the instant the situation looked bad. Especially compared to Charlie, whom the boys view disdainfully, who is willing to go down for Them.
* DistractedFromDeath: Slade tries to make this situation happen by sending Charlie ona SnipeHunt, Charlie realizes what's happening and [[InterruptedSuicide goes back in time to stop Slade from killing himself]].
* HeyItsThatGuy: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bradley Whitford and Gabrielle Anwar all appear.
* HonorBeforeReason: Charlie would rather face expulsion than sell anyone out for his own sake.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: Frank Slade lost his sight while juggling with a hand grenade.
* KangarooCourt: What Charlie faces when he goes before the Disciplinary Committee in front of the entire school. That is until Frank comes in.
* LargeHam: The retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel himself.
* LaserGuidedKarma: While they don't get caught specifically, the boys who pulled the prank get probation and you can tell the Dean is gonna do everything in his power to make their lives Hell from now on.
* LeftItIn: When Frank crashes into the trashcan on the street in his depression.
* PrecisionFStrike: "Harry, Jimmy, Trent, wherever you are, fuck you too!"
* SadistTeacher: The Dean shows signs of this.
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: What Charlie believes in.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: The logic which the three pranksmen follow and which they think will save them.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Frank Slade starts ''way'' too off the cynical side, but by the end of the film he starts to side with Charlie's idealism.
** Notable that Charlie gains a bit more cynicism too (mostly enough to start ACTING on his desires, rather than just waiting for shit to fall in his lap.)