Moonlighting: Season 1, Episode 1

Moonlighting (Pilot) (3 Mar. 1985)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Mystery
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 2,023 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 4 critic

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4755 titles
created 12 Jul 2011
 
a list of 270 titles
created 25 Feb 2012
 
a list of 7184 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
a list of 2566 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 1087 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Moonlighting (Pilot) (03 Mar 1985)

Moonlighting (Pilot) (03 Mar 1985) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Moonlighting.
1 of 66 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Jim McKrell ...
Plastic Surgeon (as Jim MacKrell)
...
Alan
Rebecca Stanley ...
...
Simon
Frederick Coffin ...
...
Herself
...
Investigator #1 (as Henry Sanders)
...
Selma
Dennis Stewart ...
Joseph Whipp ...
Investigator #2 (as Joe Whipp)
Jean Adams ...
Old Lady
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 March 1985 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Blond Mohawk is running through the park he is barefoot, But when he runs away after the accident he's wearing shoes. See more »

Quotes

David Addison: Women: You can't live with them, can't leave 'em on the curb when you're done with them.
See more »

Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Crazy
Performed by Patsy Cline
Written by Willie Nelson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Truly unique and beautiful show the likes of which may never be seen again.
22 January 2000 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

When you look at all of the c**p on television now and see the fright people cook up on news shows about terrorists and other unimaginable atrocities, one thing comes to my mind -- where have Dave and Maddie gone? I was in grade school when the show premiered and the morning after a new episode appeared (bless them for taking the extra time to film the shows and making them right!) we would all say "hey! Did you catch Moonlighting last night!?!?!?" A show that wasn't afraid to admit that it was just that -- a show. Isn't it nice to watch a truly serious villain attempt to do some major harm only to have ol' Dave Addison laugh and make wisecracks in his face. Come back, Dave and Maddie -- we miss you -- at least I sure do!


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who thinks they'd get along with David Addison LuckyGoldStar
Fave David Lines??? jopape
anyone else thinks that bruce willis j-rule
Where Can I Get the Theme Song??? irocks
series title Gilmarien
Anyone heard of 'Moonlighting' episodes' plots re-done on 'Bones'? arm61
Discuss Moonlighting (Pilot) (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?