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Blue Smoke (2007)

Detective Reena Hale (Witt) is revisited by the stalker who traumatized her years ago by offing any man she fell in love with.

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David Carson

Writers:

Ronni Kern (teleplay), Nora Roberts (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alicia Witt ... Reena Hale
Scott Bakula ... John Minger
Matthew Settle ... Bo Goodnight
Talia Shire ... Bianca Hale
Eric Keenleyside ... Gib Hale
John Reardon ... Josh
Benjamin Ayres ... Hugh (as Ben Ayres)
Chris Fassbender Chris Fassbender ... Joey Pastorelli Jr.
Taylor Dauphinais Taylor Dauphinais ... Young Reena
David Lawrence Brown ... Joe Pastorelli Sr. (as David Brown)
Liam Nelson Liam Nelson ... Young Joey Pastorelli Jr.
Rod Heatherington Rod Heatherington ... Steve
Chad Nobert ... Xander Hale
Peter Skagen ... FBI Agent
Daniela Vlaskalic Daniela Vlaskalic ... Fran Hale
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Storyline

Watching her family's pizzeria Sirico's burning up when a young girl, Reena Hale decided to follow in the footsteps of Baltimore PD- Fire department liaison, investigator John Minger, and succeeds, except in her parents' case. twice she finds a dream lover, each killed in a fire just before he would propose to her. Hugh's case is clearly arson, and later Josh's is found also to link, the killer even left clues to link to Siricos. Her third lover and neighbor, Bo Goodnight, soon proves the next target, but not the last. Written by KGF Vissers

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Official Sites:

Lifetime TV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nora Roberts' Blue Smoke See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

No legitimate firefighter training center anywhere in America would be open long if the "graduation exercise" they had in their burn building included potentially deadly traps. Yet the lead character runs into at least TWO traps that had potential to be deadly. See more »

Quotes

Joey Pastorelli Jr.: [about to start an inferno] Just You... Me... And The Fire.
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Better than the others
14 February 2007 | by jenmcclaveSee all my reviews

The first two adaptations (Angels Fall and Montana Sky) were disappointing for someone who read the books. I was actually pleased by Blue Smoke.

They did a good job of adapting a complex book down to a short movie. The flashbacks were a great way of letting us understand Reena's history and her current emotional state. Of course, they changed some of the details, but those changes didn't bother me, and worked well for the movie. And I think they did a good job of casting for this one - Alicia Witt and Scott Bakula were very good.

The only complaint I have is that due to the short time constraint, they were not able to really focus as much on the relationship with Bo, so the chemistry wasn't as strong as it could have been. Matthew Settle is very cute, but we didn't really get to know his character.

That said, I enjoyed it.


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