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Trenchcoat in Paradise (1989)

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 »

Director:

Martha Coolidge

Writer:

Tom Dempsey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dirk Benedict ... Eddie Mazda
Sydney Walsh ... Mona Williams
Catherine Oxenberg ... Lisa Duncan
Michelle Phillips ... Suzanna Hollander
Jeremy Slate ... Robert Graham
Kim Zimmer ... Claire Hollander
Bruce Dern ... John Hollander
Vincent Guastaferro ... Carmen Nunzo, Jr.
Keone Young ... Bob Kanuka
Danny Kamekona ... Sottocane
Steven Flynn ... P.F. James
Ron Karabatsos ... Arky
Steve Lundquist Steve Lundquist ... Jack Christie
Holly Fulger ... Margie Moodus
Peter Saputo Peter Saputo ... Landlord
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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, 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 <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Crime | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ananas und blaue Bohnen See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Eddie Mazda: So far I've talked to four people, including the client. And they're all like lake fall squirrels, hiding everything. Or do the squirrels out here just lie on the beach and rent jet-skis?
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Boring
23 April 2010 | by imdb-21622See all my reviews

I don't know why, but I kept watching the movie in spite of being bored.

The story was not compelling. Just a run of the mill detective story. A few murders, etc.

The main character was a bit dull. Not horrible, just a bit dull. Not very many good lines. He's not a bad actor. Just not a very compelling one.

The supporting characters were soap opera quality. It was a made for TV movie, so not surprising, I guess.

The plot moved slowly. It never really dragged me into it.

Like many detective stories, there were too many characters, in my opinion. Less characters with a bit more depth make for a better story.

If there had been anything else on I wanted to watch, I would have watched it :) There's worse movies. It was not horrible. Just...dull


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