Smoke


Smoke Information

Smoke is a 1995 American independent film. It was produced by Hisami Kuroiwa, Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein and directed by Wayne Wang and Paul Auster (who also wrote the screenplay). Among others, it features Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Victor Argo, Forest Whitaker, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing and Harold Perrineau Jr..

Plot

The film follows the lives of multiple characters, all of whom are connected by their patronage of a small Brooklyn tobacco shop managed by Auggie (Harvey Keitel). Brooklyn Cigar Co. was located on the corner of 16th Street and Prospect Park West.

The film was followed by Blue in the Face, a sequel of sorts that continues following a few of the characters and introduces several new ones.

Cast

Reviews

The film maintains a 93% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

Awards

Won

  • Silver Bear (Wayne Wang) 45th Berlin International Film Festival, 1995
  • Danish Film Critics Bodil Award for Best American Film, 1995
  • German Film Award for Best Foreign Film, 1995
  • MTV Movie Award for Best Sandwich in a Movie - Ham and Cheese Sandwich
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay (Paul Auster), 1995
Nominated

  • Stockard Channing - Best Supporting Actress - Screen Actors Guild

Legacy

  • The character Augustus "Auggie" Wren (played by Harvey Keitel) is modelled after the real-life owner of Augie's Jazz Bar, which closed in 1998. When the establishment reopened in 1999, the new owners could not keep the former establishment's name. To honor its legacy, they named the new club after the 1995 film.



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