An aspiring mystery writer becomes accidently embroiled in an international plot during a two-week stay in Malta.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Raymond
Terry Leonard
Inspector Stagnos
Eva Werner
Nino Tenucci
Princess Aida
Marquis De Pena
Lizzy O'Reilly (as Pauline Delany)
P.G. Stephens ...
Sean O'Reilly
Leopoldo Trieste ...
Esteban Ortega
Brizio Montinaro ...
Corporal Lascaris
Martin Sorrentino ...
Luciano Crovato ...
Taxi Driver
Massimo Sarchielli ...
Boss Arab
Jennifer Darling ...


San Francisco court stenographer Mickey Raymond wants to become the next great mystery crime novelist, but believes she has to experience life to find her stories. So she travels to Malta for a two week vacation to find that first story, with the plan being that she will insert herself into the story after the fact as its private detective heroine. She is unaware that the simple act of purchasing some postcards at a souvenir stand outside a museum would trigger that story, as one of those postcards was placed there by a man as a clue to the subject of a crime. Soon thereafter, she is mugged and people around her end up dead, she also knowing that people are after her to kill her. She gets little help from the local police, they believing she is trying to manufacture a story for her novel and ultimately believing that she may be a criminal herself and not a victim. Although ill-prepared to be that detective for real but not wanting to be a victim, she decides to find out why people ... Written by Huggo

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11 March 1983 (USA)  »

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Esőkabát  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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The movie is considered as being the film that lead to the Disney studio's creation of its adult production arm Touchstone Pictures. See more »


Mickey Raymond: I was kidnapped by some Arabs.
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Featured in At the Movies: The Stinkers of 1983 (1983) See more »


Stop! In the Name of Love
Music & lyrics by Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier & Brian Holland
[The drag queen performs the song while Mickey is pushed on stage]
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An entertaining, tongue-in-cheek romantic thriller.
2 December 1998 | by (Hampton, VA) – See all my reviews

I can't understand why this movie has such a low User Rating. I enjoyed it thoroughly the first time I saw it and have seen it again several times with no loss of pleasure. Perhaps some viewers failed to realize that this is not a serious thriller but a tongue-in-cheek romantic comedy in disguise. Taken on these terms it's a lot of fun.

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