Trenchcoat in Paradise

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Trenchcoat in Paradise
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Written by Tom Dempsey
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Starring Dirk Benedict
Sydney Walsh
Bruce Dern
Music by John Debney
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Harvey Frand
Cinematography John Jensen
Editor(s) Jack Harnish
Running time 100 minutes
Production company(s) Finnegan/Pinchuk Productions
MGM Television
Original network CBS
Original release October 18, 1989 (1989-10-18)

Trenchcoat in Paradise is a 1989 American made-for-television mystery-crime film directed by Martha Coolidge and starring Dirk Benedict, Sydney Walsh, Catherine Oxenberg, Michelle Phillips and Bruce Dern.[1][2]


The main character, Eddie Mazda (Dirk Benedict), is a hard nosed private investigator originally from Jersey City, New Jersey. After working a job for a widow named Nan Thompson (Amy Yasbeck), he soon after is confronted by mob boss Dom Gellatti (Ralph Drischell), the man who killed Mrs. Thompson's husband. Having already ransacked Mazda's film studio for any incriminating pictures against him for fear of federal prosecutions, Gellatti gives Eddie the chance to back down by forcing him to leave Jersey City and never come back... or else. After gathering some of his possessions, calls and leaves a phone message to his ex-wife Vicky, and leaving his pet goldfish with the next-door neighbor and her cat, Mazda is escorted by two of Gellatti's goons to the airport and given a plane ticket to Chicago and some money; instead, he decides to go to Hawaii, taking with him film negatives that he managed to hide from the mobsters.



  1. ^ Alan Carter (October 23, 1989). "Picks and Pans Review: Trenchcoat in Paradise". People (17). Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Luis Reyes, Ed Rampell. Made in paradise: Hollywood's films of Hawai'i and the South Seas. Mutual Pub., 1995. ISBN 1566470897. 

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