The car the headmaster is given in the 1992 film "Scent of a Woman" is a Jaguar XJS. The film itself is an American drama that was produced and directed by Martin Brest. The film stars Al Pacino and Chris O'Donnell.

"Scent of a Woman" tells the story of Charlie Simms, a teenage boy attending "The Baird School", an elite and exclusive college prep school. Unlike many of his classmates, Charlie is not "made" and attends the school on scholarship. To earn money for a trip back home to see his family for Thanksgiving, he takes a job babysitting a retired, blind, Army Colonel. Before that happens, Charlie is witness to several students setting up a prank that will damage the Jaguar XJS belonging to Mr. Trask, the school's despised headmaster.

The students upset with their imperious headmaster want to humiliate him. They target his brand new dark Jaguar XJS. They put their scientific and artistic skills to a malicious use; they employ a remote-control device to inflate a massive balloon suspended from a lamppost by the headmaster's reserved parking spot.

A blasphemous illustration spreads across the expanding balloon depicting the headmaster kowtowing to trustees of the school. Before a growing crowd of onlookers, the indignant headmaster pulls out his car key and lunges to puncture the balloon. Both the headmaster and his Jag end up covered in white paint. Charlie is in trouble over the prank. He knows who did it and doesn't want to be a stoolie. He could get expelled.

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