A blind, hard-drinking war veteran pays a timid college student to accompany him on a weekend break in the big city, where he plans to make the most of life. However, the lad is shocked to learn that at the culmination of their trip, his new friend plans to kill himself. This sublime comedy drama, stars Al Pacino in fine fettle, Chris 'remember me?' O'Donnell, Gabrielle Anwar and James Rebhorn. What's that? It's on too late? C'mon, you deserve to watch something half-way decent after subjecting yourself to The First Wives Club (9.35pm, RTE1).