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R| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
Writer Paul Benjamin (William Hurt) is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's (Harvey Keitel) smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole (Harold Perrineau Jr.) saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over his wife's murder, Paul is moved by both Rashid's quest to reconnect with his father (Forest Whitaker) and Auggie's discovery that a woman who might be his daughter is about to give birth.

Cast: William Hurt , Harvey Keitel , Harold Perrineau Jr. , Forest Whitaker , Victor Argo , Erica Gimpel , Clarice Taylor , Malik Yoba

Directors: Wayne Wang , John Landis

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

Smoke. (1995)

Release Date: June 9th, 1995|1 hr. 52 min.

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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A sharply observant and witty film that plumbs unexpected depths of feeling. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A showcase for Wang's greatest strengths as a film maker: a chance to explore friendships, connections and random serendipities. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Each conversation has at least one memorable line, and it's always delivered in such a casual manner that it blends right in. show more

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