Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Trenchcoat (1983 Movie)

“Disney’s Trenchcoat” is a made-for-television mystery comedy film that aired on the Disney Channel in 1983. The movie was directed by Michael Tuchner and produced by Walt Disney Television.

The story revolves around a young girl named Melanie Porter (played by Margot Kidder), who is an aspiring mystery writer. Melanie travels to Europe with her aunt (played by Janet Leigh) to attend a writers’ conference in Portugal. However, her plans take an unexpected turn when she becomes entangled in a real-life mystery.

During her trip, Melanie’s aunt misplaces a valuable trench coat containing a secret microfilm. The microfilm holds important information sought after by both spies and criminals. As Melanie tries to locate the missing trench coat, she finds herself in a series of comical and thrilling situations. Along the way, she teams up with a charming American tourist named Jack Flinder (played by Robert Hays), who becomes her partner in solving the mystery.

Throughout the film, Melanie and Jack find themselves pursued by both spies and criminals, adding to the adventure and intrigue. The story is filled with humor, action, and clever plot twists as the young duo uses their wits to outsmart the dangerous adversaries and recover the missing trench coat.

“Disney’s Trenchcoat” is a family-friendly movie that combines elements of comedy, mystery, and romance, making it an enjoyable watch for viewers of all ages. While it may not be as well-known as some of Disney’s other productions, it remains a charming and entertaining film within the Disney library.

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $4.3 million
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  • Margot Kidder: Mickey Raymond, the writer
  • Robert Hays: Terry Leonard, the spy
  • Gila von Weitershausen: Eva Werner
  • Daniel Faraldo: Nino Tenucci, Mickey’s taxi driver
  • Ronald Lacey: Princess Aida
  • John Justin: Marquis De Pena
  • Leopoldo Trieste: Esteban Ortega
  • Jennifer Darling: Laurie
  • Kevork Malikyan: the Arab who kidnaps Mickey
  • Vic Tablian: Achmed


  • Director: Michael Tuchner
  • Producer: Jerry Leider
  • Music: Charles Fox

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I am founder and editor of My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and