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Director  Martin Lavut
Costume design  Katherine Vieira
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Language  English
5.4/10 IMDb

Music director  Lawrence Shragge
Genre  Crime Fiction
Country  Canada
Palais Royale (film) movie poster
Release date  10 September 1988 (1988-09-10) (TIFF)
Writer  David Daniels, Hugh Graham (original story), Hugh Graham, Joann McIntyre, Lawrence Zack
Cast  Kim Cattrall (Odessa Muldoon), Matt Craven (Gerald Price), Kim Coates (Tony Dicarlo), Dean Stockwell (Michael Dattalico), Brian George (Gus), Michael Hogan (Sgt. Leonard)
Similar movies  Picture Claire (2001)

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Palais Royale (alternative titles Smoke Screen or Smokescreen) is a 1988 Canadian comedy film.

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Plot

This dark crime comedy is set in 1959 where Gerald Price (Matt Craven) is a newcomer to Toronto. He competes with mobster Tony Dicarlo (Kim Coates) for the affections of Odessa Muldoon (Kim Cattrall). Meanwhile Michael Dattalico (Dean Stockwell) is eager to expand his organized crime business in Toronto. Much of the action takes place in the art deco dance hall of the title, a historic building set on the shores of Lake Ontario.

The film does feature a nice turn by Cattrall channeling Marilyn Monroe as a gangster’s moll before her departure to the U.S. and fame in Sex and the City.

Cast

  • Kim Cattrall as Odessa Muldoon
  • Matt Craven as Gerald Price
  • Kim Coates as Tony Dicarlo
  • Dean Stockwell as Michael Dattalico
  • Henry Alessandroni as Dominic
  • Victor Ertmanis as Sal
  • David Fox as Bob
  • Brian George as Gus
  • Sean Hewitt as Mr. Gillis
  • Michael Hogan as Sergeant Leonard
  • Helen Hughes as Mrs. McDermott
  • Sam Malkin as Sam
  • Dee McCafferty as Officer Nichol
  • Robin McCulloch as Rick
  • Mario Romano as Joey
  • Release

    The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 10 September 1988, then given a general Canadian release on 12 May 1989. The film was also released under the titles Smoke Screen or Smokescreen.

    What the critics said

    ‘There is humour in Palais Royale, if you don’t mind Toronto in-jokes.’ – Paul Townend, Cinema Canada

    References

    Palais Royale (film) Wikipedia
    Palais Royale (film) IMDb Palais Royale (film) themoviedb.org


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