Smokescreen (1988) Kim Cattrall, Matt Craven, Kim Coates
"Palais Royale" (original title)
Gerald (Matt Craven) is a country boy who takes a job in Toronto as a bookkeeper for an advertising agency. He hopes to someday launch his own successful ad campaigns and daydreams about the beautiful model on the billboard outside his office window. Gerald meets the model Odessa (Kim Catrall) and follows her to the Palais Royale nightclub. He soon learns Odessa is controlled by mobsters led by Dattilico (Dean Stockwell), the crime boss who is trying to go legit in this uneven feature that is a misfired attempt at post-noir drama. Comedy passages are uninspired.
Director: Martin Lavut
Writers: David Daniels, Hugh Graham (original story), 3 more credits »
Stars: Kim Cattrall, Matt Craven, Kim Coates