Physical Evidence


1h 39m 1988

Brief Synopsis

Joe Paris, a cop suspended from active duty, awakens from an alcoholic binge to discover that he is being charged for a murder he has no memory of. Jenny Hudson, his court-appointed defense lawyer, is a young feminist eager to prove herself in the courtroom. Joe's history of violence and the physical evidence against him give the D.A. an airtight case, so Jenny and Joe realize the only way to prove his innocence is to find the real killer themselves.

Film Details

Also Known As
Smoke
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Mystery
Thriller
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Seattle, Washington, USA; Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

Joe Paris, a cop suspended from active duty, awakens from an alcoholic binge to discover that he is being charged for a murder he has no memory of. Jenny Hudson, his court-appointed defense lawyer, is a young feminist eager to prove herself in the courtroom. Joe's history of violence and the physical evidence against him give the D.A. an airtight case, so Jenny and Joe realize the only way to prove his innocence is to find the real killer themselves.

Crew

Stuart Aikins

Casting

John Alonzo

Director Of Photography

Peter Amundson

Editing

Dave Anderson

Gaffer

Bill Bannerman

Assistant Director

Fergus Barnes

Assistant Director

Stanton Barrett

Stunt Coordinator

David R Beecroft

Hairdresser

Renee Bodner

Script Supervisor

Alice Bouvrie

Assistant Director

Daniel Bradelle

Set Decorator

Jacques M Bradette

Set Decorator

James F Breithaupt

Art Department

Michael Brownstone

Location Manager

Michael Brownstone

Unit Manager

J Tracy Budd

Property Master

Don Carmody

Executive Producer

Marie-france Caron

Unit Manager

Brian Carson

Scenic Artist

Peter Carter

Assistant

Ross Carter

Sound Editor

Devra Cohen

Art Assistant

David Cole

Sound Editor

Dan Conley

Set Decorator

Matthew T Connelly

Assistant

Paul Coombe

Sound

Betsy Cox

Costume Designer

David Crone

Camera Operator

Rory Cutler

Special Effects

Steve Danyluk

Gaffer

Dennis Davenport

Art Director

Susanna David

Continuity

Marc Deernsted

Key Grip

Bruno Degazio

Sound Editor

William D Delahunt

Assistant

Jeffrey Denner

Assistant

Graham Docherty

Wardrobe

Tracey A Doyle

Other

Tracey A Doyle

Props

Martin Earl

Production Assistant

Larry Engelmann

Color Timer

Glenn Farr

Editor

Alison Fisher

Sound Editor

Joe Foley

Unit Production Manager

Alan Geldart

Sound Effects Editor

James A Gore

Foley

Alison Grace

Dialogue Editor

Don Granbery

Assistant Director

Lori Greenberg

Other

Harley Greenleaf

Transportation Captain

Al Griswold

Special Effects

Steve Hain

Assistant

James Halpenny

Carpenter

Norm Henderson

Transportation Coordinator

Stephen A Hope

Music Editor

Penny Hozy

Dialogue Editor

Joe Itagliano

Camera Operator

Joyce King

Production Manager

John P Kivlan

Assistant

Kaz Kobielski

Special Effects

Michael Kohne

Key Grip

Pierre Laberge

Production Manager

Sharon Lackie

Sound Editor

Phil Lato

Hair

Peter Lavender

Casting

David Lee

Sound Mixer

Cherie Macneill

Assistant Editor

Andy Malcolm

Foley Artist

Henry Mancini

Music

Brian K Mcmanus

Makeup

Gus Meunier

Props Buyer

Piroska Mihalka

Photography

Jake Miller

Craft Service

Mark Moore

Location Assistant

Phillip Morris

Assistant

Michael O'farrell

Sound Editor

Michael Pacek

Assistant Editor

Stephanie Page

Assistant

Nancey Pankiw

Assistant Art Director

Dorothy Pearl

Makeup

Daniel Pellerin

Sound

Bill Phillips

From Story

Bill Phillips

Screenplay

Lisa Plonaker

Post-Production Supervisor

Jeff Poulis

Property Master Assistant

Martin Ransohoff

Producer

Peter Ransohoff

Assistant Editor

Steve Ransohoff

From Story

Mayda Renizzi-holt

Accounting Assistant

Ken Ryan

Production Auditor

Thom Ryan

Other

David Sheridan

Other

Katherine Southern

Makeup

Madeleine Stewart

Wardrobe Supervisor

Steve Switzer

Boom Operator

Judith Tatar

Assistant

Jim Thompson

Boom Operator

Don Vandewater

Construction

Jack Volpe

Key Grip

Don White

Sound

Dan Yarhi

Production Designer

Deborah Zwicker

Production Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Smoke
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Mystery
Thriller
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Seattle, Washington, USA; Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 1989

Released in United States May 1988

Released in United States on Video July 12, 1989

Released in United States Winter January 27, 1989

Re-released in United States on Video January 5, 1994

Shown at Cannes Film Festival May 1988.

Shown at Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund (market) August 19-25, 1989.

Previously distributed by Vestron Video.

Began shooting October 5, 1987.

Completed shooting December 2, 1987.

Re-released in United States on Video January 5, 1994

Released in United States Winter January 27, 1989

Released in United States May 1988 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival May 1988.)

Released in United States on Video July 12, 1989

Released in United States August 1989 (Shown at Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund (market) August 19-25, 1989.)