Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke is a 2007 American mystery thriller romantic drama television film directed by David Carson and starring Alicia Witt, Matthew Settle, and Scott Bakula. Written by Ronni Kern, based on the Nora Roberts novel of the same name, the film is about a beautiful arson investigator whose boyfriends are murdered in fires set by a stalker who traumatized her years earlier. Blue Smoke is part of the Nora Roberts 2007 movie collection, which also includes Angels Fall, Carolina Moon, and Montana Sky. The film debuted February 12, 2007 on Lifetime Television.[1]

Blue Smoke
DVD cover
Based onBlue Smoke
by Nora Roberts
Screenplay byRonni Kern
Directed byDavid Carson
Theme music composer
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Stephanie Germaine
CinematographyNikos Evdemon
Editor(s)Paul Dixon
Running time96 minutes
Production company(s)Mandalay TV
DistributorLifetime Television
Original networkLifetime Television
Original release
  • February 12, 2007 (2007-02-12) (U.S.)


After watching a fire burn her family's Baltimore pizzeria to the ground, 11‑year-old Reena Hale (Witt) decides she wants to be an arson investigator when she grows up. And with the help of mentor John Minger (Bakula), whom she met during the investigation of her family's restaurant, Reena realizes her dream.

Years later, the grown up Reena buys a house in the old neighborhood, moving in next door to carpenter Bo Goodnight (Settle). As Reena and Bo embark on a relationship, a psychopathic arsonist from her past begins wreaking havoc on her life. Reena's stalker threatens her life, and those of her loved ones.


  • Alicia Witt as Reena Hale
  • Scott Bakula as John Minger
  • Matthew Settle as Bo Goodnight
  • Talia Shire as Bianca Hale
  • Eric Keenleyside as Gib Hale
  • John Reardon as Josh
  • Benjamin Ayres as Hugh
  • Chris Fassbender as Joey Pastorelli Jr.
  • Taylor Dauphinais as Young Reena
  • David Lawrence Brown as Joe Pastorelli Sr.
  • Liam Nelson as Young Joey Pastorelli Jr.
  • Rod Heatheringston as Steve
  • Chad Nobert as Xander Hale
  • Peter Skagen as FBI Agent
  • Daniela Vlaskalic as Fran Hale


The executive producers of the film were Stephanie Germain and Peter Guber; they were also executive producers for seven other Nora Roberts films for Lifetime in 2007 and 2009. Blue Smoke was filmed on location in Calgary, Alberta, Canada between October 30 and November 24, 2006.[2]


  1. Buchanan, Jason. "Blue Smoke". Allmovie. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  2. "Blue Smoke: Miscellaneous Notes". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
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