Henry Smovinsky (Eric Roberts), Smoke to his friends, is a cop with problems. His ex-wife, whom he hasn't seen in 16 years, has been found dead on the street outside her apartment, an apparent suicide in a fall from her balcony. But there's more than meets the eye here, when he gets custody of his son Adam (Jason Tierney), and suspicion of murder turns to the son and then to Smoke himself. Soon it comes out that the ex-wife was a high-class hooker, with many influential clients and first-class protection from the police force. With no one to trust except Officer Maggie Furness (Eliza Roberts, Eric's real-life wife), who was assigned to the investigation but kept about as much in the dark as Smoke, he runs his own investigation, which involves healing the wounds between him and the son he's never known. This gritty, realistic thriller never overstretches for effect, but keeps a solid atmosphere of street-smart seediness throughout, with a finely measured performance especially by Eric Roberts. --Jim Gay
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