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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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 »

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Madelyn 'Maddie' Hayes: I want some answers!
David Addison: Deleware, all of the above, and 90 degrees.
Madelyn 'Maddie' Hayes: ...what?
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Since I Fell for You
Written by Buddy Johnson
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Recommend!!!
10 January 2004 | by (Tallinn, Estonia) – See all my reviews

A TV channel in my home country (Estonia) started to show this. First I didn't watch it, thought it was just a boring serial. But once I saw it by an accident and boy, was I amazed. It is truly a great movie. It has everything - style, class, humor, elegance, magic. Style indeed, though 80's was a terrible period of time but still, that show has maintained style and class.

Who makes a serial worth watching? The cast, of course. And Bruce Willis along with Cybill Shepherd are just amazing. They're young and know that they have the whole show on them. And they carry it with strength and power.

I have never seen anything like it before and I doubt that there will be anything like it. So people, if you want to see a truly classical serial, watch the Moonlighting :)


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