Moonlighting (1985–1989)
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Moonlighting (Pilot) 

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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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Plastic Surgeon (as Jim MacKrell)
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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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3 March 1985 (USA)  »

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The property used for Maddie's house was also used in the Columbo episode "Sex and the Married Detective" See more »

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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: All right! You're looking great, kid! I'm right behind ya. Now, don't look back and try and see me, just know that I'm right in back of you, and -- yes, I am looking up your dress.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Moonlighting
Music by Lee Holdridge
Lyrics by Al Jarreau
Sung by Al Jarreau
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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!


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