PG | 91 min | Friday, March 11, 1983
The 1983 Disney Studios production of Trenchcoat is a sharp diversion from the typical Disney-related product. Allegedly, Disney executives were leery of the somewhat "adult" script and did little in the way of promoting the film. Compared to 21st-century releases, the film seems tame in comparison, but in 1983 Disney was still clinging to Walt Disney's credo of wholesomeness.
Margot Kidder plays a mystery writer who flies to Malta to do research for her latest project. Quite coincidentally, she finds herself involved in an international plutonium smuggling operation, which terrifies her, although the writer in her is captivated by the espionage. Mix-ups (both intentional and accidental), inept police, bumbling secret agents and nuclear secrets dot the storyline, with ample comedy thrown in for good measure.
Kidder is right at home with the "damsel-in-distress" role, while Robert Hays is suitably unemotional, yet dashing as, well it's unclear just exactly what his role is other than Kidder's love interest.
Disney Movie Rating:
60.82 out of 100. Total of 11 votes.
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