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Trenchcoat (1983)

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

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Cast

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
... Esteban Ortega
Brizio Montinaro ... Corporal Lascaris
Martin Sorrentino ... Afro-Dite
Luciano Crovato ... Taxi Driver
Massimo Sarchielli ... Boss Arab
... 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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11 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Esőkabát  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,192,621, 13 March 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,304,286
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Trivia

According to Margot Kidder, she and Michael Tuchner did not get along. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Raymond: I really hate gold chains
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Stinkers of 1983 (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

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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so where do i write?
4 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film many years ago and loved it immensely...much better than the current "Stranger than Fiction" which follows a similar theme. My question now is, "When is it coming out on DVD???" This is one film I would purchase in a flash and I'm a bit disappointed that it has not yet been released on DVD and even the VHS release has been out of print, so to speak, for many years. Time to write Disney again! The coupling of Margot Kidder and Robert Hays is brilliant and the intrigue is captivating. The tension builds when Kidder's "novel" ends up in police evidence files and is taken literally but all along the banter between hers and Hays' roles is delightful. A definite keeper!


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