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

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Mickey Raymond
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Terry Leonard
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Inspector Stagnos
Gila von Weitershausen ...
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 ...
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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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The message on the postcard on the film's main movie poster read: "Having a wonderful time! Already met a real murderer,a possible double agent, a canary, a couple of crooked flatfeet, and a great looking guy who may be trying to kill me - How are things at the office?". See more »

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Eva Werner: I always tell my clients to wear comfortable shoes when they travel.
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Stop! In the Name of Love
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Awesome Disney Flick!
29 July 2003 | by (Mind of the Films) – See all my reviews

Margot Kidder is unstoppable. She will always be there when you need to be entertained. This film was one of the Disney film which were made to change the image of the company. Needless to say by the films controversy, it did.

Kidder is ambitious, hard edged writer on her way to write her first big mystery novel, when she stumbles upon Hayes, a lier and fraud, who turns out to be working for... Leave that up to audiences. Kidder falls upon a real plot of terror and adventure when she is kidnapped and taken to a hotel where murder and mayhem ensues. Then things get really ugly. Hayes and Kidder have great chemistry together. Intellect and acting makes up for some lulls earlier on in the film, and when you see the "Club scene" with "Princess Aida"... Laughs and even a bit of tension highlight this film with strange yet watchable locations, and bit of Italian! 8/10


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