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

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Cast

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Mickey Raymond
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Terry Leonard
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Inspector Stagnos
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Eva Werner
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Nino Tenucci
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Princess Aida
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Marquis De Pena
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Lizzy O'Reilly (as Pauline Delany)
P.G. Stephens ...
Sean O'Reilly
Leopoldo Trieste ...
Esteban Ortega
Brizio Montinaro ...
Corporal Lascaris
Martin Sorrentino ...
Afro-Dite
Luciano Crovato ...
Taxi Driver
Massimo Sarchielli ...
Boss Arab
Jennifer Darling ...
Laurie
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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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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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According to "Coming Attractions" magazine, the film's secondary characters were in the mold of such film noir, mystery and detective film icons as Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Raymond: [mocking Terry Leonard] It embarrases me when people give me special treatment for what I do.
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Featured in At the Movies: The Stinkers of 1983 (1983) See more »

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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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Trenchcoat: To Be Disney or NOT?
16 July 2005 | by (Outside Hollywood) – See all my reviews

I think that putting this movie under the Disney label even with controversy surrounding it was a good move. That is just what the studio needed at a time when people were straying away from the usual cutsie "Disney" movies, like "The Rescuers"(1977), or even "petes Dragon"(1977) for that matter. This is more of an adult centered film, and that is what makes it special. Parents will enjoy this film more than their kids. But any children watching this film under about the age of 12 or 13, SHOULD have parental guidance, because the film does have some suggestive content. Over all, I gave it 8/10, mostly for the story line and character situations. It was GOOD!!!


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