Trenchcoat (film)

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Directed by Michael Tuchner
Produced by Jerry Leider
Written by Jeffrey Price
Peter S. Seaman
Music by Charles Fox
Cinematography Tonino Delli Colli
Edited by Frank J. Urioste
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release dates
  • March 11, 1983 (1983-03-11)
Running time
91 min
Country United States
Language English
Box office $4,304,286 (US)

Trenchcoat is a 1983 American action/comedy film starring Margot Kidder and Robert Hays.


The aspiring mystery writer Mickey Raymond (Margot Kidder) travels to Malta to research her first novel and falls in love with a handsome, mysterious American (Robert Hays). She is drawn into a conspiracy both fuelled by her vivid imagination and real-world drama. David Suchet plays a local police official who seemingly is one step behind events. Raymond's odd luck leads her to become embroiled in an international plutonium smuggling ring and comedic chaos ensues.



The film was produced by Walt Disney Productions but not promoted as such, due to its adult themes. Trenchcoat, Never Cry Wolf and Dragonslayer are widely regarded as the films that led to the launch of Touchstone Pictures on February 15, 1984.

The film was released on March 11, 1983 at movie theatres. It was released on VHS and Betamax in 1983 and was released on DVD on January 31, 2012.

As of March 22, 2011, Trenchcoat was available on iTunes and for digital rental, with the Walt Disney logo being attached to the film for the first time since its theatrical release.


The film was a box office failure, earning a total of $4,304,286 domestically. Siskel and Ebert named it one of the "Stinkers of 1983". It garnered a 3% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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