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Smokescreen (1988)

Palais Royale (original title)
An ad-agency bookkeeper (Matt Craven) follows his billboard dream-girl (Kim Cattrall) to a shady nightclub in 1950s Toronto.

Director:

Martin Lavut

Writers:

David Daniels, Hugh Graham (original story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Cattrall ... Odessa Muldoon
Matt Craven ... Gerald Price
Kim Coates ... Tony Dicarlo
Dean Stockwell ... Michael Dattalico
Brian George ... Gus
Michael Hogan ... Sergeant Leonard
Dee McCafferty ... Officer Nichol
Victor Ertmanis Victor Ertmanis ... Sal
Mario Romano Mario Romano ... Joey
Sean Hewitt ... Mr. Gillis
Robin McCulloch Robin McCulloch ... Rick
David Fox ... Bob
Helen Hughes ... Mrs. McDermott
Sam Malkin Sam Malkin ... Sam
Henry Alessandroni ... Dominic (as Henry Alessan)
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An ad-agency bookkeeper (Matt Craven) follows his billboard dream-girl (Kim Cattrall) to a shady nightclub in 1950s Toronto.

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Crime

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1990 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Smokescreen See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Feature film debut for director Martin Lavut. See more »

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OK Canadian crime-romance film
6 July 2002 | by glenn_petersSee all my reviews

A businessman (Craven) is drawn to a mysterious billboard model (Cattrall) who he meets at the `Palais Royale' nightclub. He is soon drawn into her connections with organised crime, first acting as a getaway driver, then as the successful operator of some "shell' companies the mob owns. Unfortunately, he runs afoul of Cattrall's psychotic assassin boyfriend and is soon trying to avoid both him and the local detectives. Set in Toronto in what appears to be the early-1930's, the film tells a familiar tale with some measure of success; fans of Cattrall will enjoy seeing her in this crime-romance outing.


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