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Trenchcoat in Paradise (1989)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Mystery  |  18 October 1989 (USA)
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Eddie Mazda is a hard nosed private eye who gets in too close to the mob and is forced to leave Jersey City. He decides to open up shop in Hawaii. In no time, he finds a business, a partner... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Mazda
Mona Williams
Lisa Duncan
Suzanna Hollander
Jeremy Slate ...
Robert Graham
Claire Hollander
John Hollander
Carmen Nunzo, Jr.
Bob Kanuka
Danny Kamekona ...
Steven Flynn ...
P.F. James
Steve Lundquist ...
Jack Christie
Margie Moodus
Peter Saputo ...


Eddie Mazda is a hard nosed private eye who gets in too close to the mob and is forced to leave Jersey City. He decides to open up shop in Hawaii. In no time, he finds a business, a partner, and lands the biggest case on the island: the murder of a land developer. With every step he takes getting close to the murder, he learns more about how the rich betray each other and how personal the murder is. Written by Pat McCurry <>

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Crime | Mystery


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Release Date:

18 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ananas und blaue Bohnen  »

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Mona Williams: I gotta go see a man about a surfboard. I'll get those personal files right after.
Eddie Mazda: Sooner better than later, later better than not at all.
Mona Williams: Chinese fortune cookie?
Eddie Mazda: A men's room in Newark.
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15 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie a loooooong time ago and don't remember too much about it which should tell you something. As i recall it was a pilot for a TV show that was never picked up but don't quote me on that. It's easy to see why it wasn't picked up, with Dirk doing another Face come Starbuck style turn i should imagine he was getting bored with that kind of character and it seems to come across in the picture. Its all just lacking that spark and the tell tale twinkle of a scoundrel in the main characters eye.

Basically as far as i can remember Dirk does a good combination of Face & Starbuck but without the back bone. Worth it if you like Dirk Benedict which is easy to do as he's a bloody nice chap, although it has to be said that the facial hair he sports through out the movie is best described as a mistake.

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