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Moonlighting 

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The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.
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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 60 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Cybill Shepherd ...  Maddie Hayes / ... 66 episodes, 1985-1989
Bruce Willis ...  David Addison Jr. / ... 66 episodes, 1985-1989
Allyce Beasley ...  Agnes DiPesto / ... 66 episodes, 1985-1989
Curtis Armstrong ...  Herbert Quentin Viola / ... 37 episodes, 1986-1989
Kristine Kauffman Kristine Kauffman ...  Kris - Blue Moon Employee / ... 30 episodes, 1985-1989
Jonathan Ames Jonathan Ames ...  Jergenson / ... 30 episodes, 1985-1989
Daniel Fitzpatrick Daniel Fitzpatrick ...  O'Neill / ... 30 episodes, 1985-1989
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The top model Maddie Hayes was betrayed by her investment adviser who flew with all her money to South-America and began the hard life of a Casino owner. All the unfaithful manager has left Maddie is her house, her unbelievable beauty and intelligence and the run-down detective-agency "City Angels" (renamed by Maddie into "Blue Moon"). Because of her lack of money, she wants to sell the agency, but the houses only detective David Addison tries to convince her to join the agency as the new boss. So Maddie Hayes becomes involved in the work of a real private detective, which means so hard work as to spy upon unfaithful husbands, find missing people or murderers, foil attempts on VIP's lives, stop killers, help lovers and by the way save the world's peace and existence. While doing this Maddie and David try to get used to each other and this way they recognize their complete difference in life-style, humour, amusement and of course in the way how to run a detective agency. Maybe this is ... Written by Adrian Schuster & Oliver Philipp <adrians@zedat.fu-berlin.de>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moonlighting See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(66 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bruce Willis made Die Hard (1988) while starring in this show. By the time the series ended, the movie was available on VHS. In one of the last episodes, Willis and a love interest walk past a video rental store while an employee tears a "Die Hard" poster down from the window. See more »

Quotes

Maddie Hayes: Brian Baker called me names. Preston Holt lied to me. Omar Gaus mocked me. I don't think I like men anymore.
David Addison: We still like you.
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Crazy Credits

Between the closing credits of episode 3.9, "The Straight Poop", about 5 minutes of bloopers from previous episodes are shown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Not Necessarily the News: Inside Entertainment (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlighting
Music by Lee Holdridge
Lyrics by Al Jarreau
Sung by Al Jarreau
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Reliving the 80's with one of my favorite shows.
22 July 2000 | by cedraSee all my reviews

Presently, "Moonlighting" is being shown on cable (Bravo)here in the U.S. I must say watching these episodes after fifteen years brings back a lot of joy for me. It was one of my favorite shows of the '80's. I remember enjoying the verbal sparring between Maddie and David. It was also fun to watch what antics David would pull. True, some episodes weren't all that great, but what T.V. show has been truly perfect? Anyway, for the most part "Moonlighting" was a wonderful show that was well-written. As I watch these episodes again, I'm struck by how beautiful Cybill Sheperd was photographed and how young looking Bruce Willis was. (I think they've aged pretty well.)Last night I saw "Twas the Episode Before Xmas" and loved how they (writers and actors) frequently broke through the "fourth wall". That's another thing I loved about the show. It frequently broke through the "fourth wall". In all, "Moonlighting" was a witty romantic comedic show that put a whole new spin on the detective show genre.


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