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.
Trenchcoat is a 1983 American action comedy film starring Margot Kidder, Robert Hays, David Suchet, Gila von Weitershausen, Daniel Faraldo, Pauline Delaney Jennifer Darling, and Ronald Lacey.
Directed by: Michael Tuchner
Starring: Margot Kidder, Robert Hays, David Suchet, Gila von Weitershausen, Daniel Faraldo, Pauline Delaney, Ronald Lacey, Jennifer Darling
Screenplay by: Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman
Production Design by: Rodger Maus
Cinematography by: Tonino Delli Colli
Film Editing by: Frank J. Urioste
Costume Design by: Gloria Musetta
Set Decoration by: Harry Cordwell, Roger M. Shook
Art Direction by: John B. Mansbridge
Music by: Charles Fox
Distributed by: Buena Vista Distribution
Release Date: March 11, 1983