Moonlighting: Season 1, Episode 1

Moonlighting (Pilot) (3 Mar. 1985)

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Maddie Hayes wakes up to find her staff have quit and all her money has been stolen. One of her few remaining assets is a loss-making investigation agency run by David Addison. She sacks the staff but David is determined to keep it going.

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This is the pilot episode of the "Moonlighting" (1985) television series. Madeline 'Maddie' Hayes, a wealthy former model, discovers one morning that her business manager has stolen all the money she has in the bank. However, it turns out that she still owns some non-liquid assets -- money-losing companies which were maintained as tax write-offs -- one of which is a detective agency run by David Addison. Maddie meets with him to inform him that the company is to be shut down, but he tries to persuade her to keep it open by convincing her that the detective agency can make money. To prove it, David brings Maddie into a murder case involving a mysterious wristwatch and four million dollars worth of smuggled diamonds. Written by Brian C. Madsen <bcmmovies@earthlink.net>

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In the first shot a semi-automatic pistol is being loaded from a box labeled as revolver ammunition. See more »

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David Addison: Women: You can't live with them, can't leave 'em on the curb when you're done with them.
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Waycool Willis & Silkily Sexy Shepherd = Chemistry, pure chemistry, baby!
11 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

MOONLIGHTING (MADE FOR TV - 1985) *** Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley. 2hr pilot film that launched the screwball romantic comic/popular tv series that re-ignited Shepherd's career and made Willis into a household name prior to his movie megastardom. Shepherd as former fashion model Maddie Hayes faces bankruptcy and decides to save her failing detective agency investment, "The Blue Moon Detective Agency" and meets her destined-to-be love, smart alek charmer David Addison with some great moments of dialogue that became a trademark to the series' success. Chemistry, baby, chemistry!


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