A straight-laced Paskistani-American student is off to a must-attend party on a Friday night. His only available transportation being his father's taxi cab, he sets off into Manhattan. But his party-going plans are quickly forgotten when a mysterious young woman jumps aboard in need of a ride. Charmed by her intense intrigue and good looks, the young man gets swept up by her pressures. After a mind-altering night of drugs and passion, the woman is dead, and the young man finds himself in the cross hairs of a gruesome murder investigation, panicked and shaken, but possibly with a trace of doubt as to his own innocence. Written by
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Peyman Moaadi and Poorna Jagannathan, who play Naz's parents, are 12 and 10 years older, respectively, than Riz Ahmed, who plays Naz. See more
When the detectives are investigating the crime scene (at around 44 mins), there is a close-up of Andrea Cornish's driver's license. Legible on the bottom right of the license is the date 8-28-89, presumably Cornish's birth date. However, the show takes place in October 2014 and Andrea Stone is supposed to be 22 years old. The math doesn't add up until one remembers that the show was originally to air in 2013 (and probably take place in 2011) but was delayed when James Gandolfini
, who played Jack Stone in the _Unaired 2013 Pilot_ qv, died.
Similarly, but somewhat less interesting, on a real New York driver's license the location (bottom right) of this presumed birth date would be the expiration date. But "6-28-89" wouldn't make sense for that either. See more
No smoking on my crime scene.
References Up in Smoke