Al Pacino delivers an Oscar-winning turn as a blind, loud-mouthed and irascible ex-US Army officer.

In this salty coming-of-age drama, he’s determined to have a weekend on the town in New York and, hired as his minder, student Chris O’Donnell is dragged along with him.

Their tartly amusing adventure takes in a huge amount of colourful banter, one great tango dance sequence with Pacino and Gabrielle Anwar and such essential accessories as a Ferrari sports car and a stretch limo.

An entertaining star showcase, and Pacino is a treat to watch.