Moonlighting (1985–1989)
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Moonlighting (Pilot) 

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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Agnes DiPesto
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Heinz
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Plastic Surgeon (as Jim MacKrell)
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Alan
Rebecca Stanley ...
Susan Kaplan
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Simon
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Pawnbroker
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Herself
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Selma
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Blond Mohawk
Joseph Whipp ...
Investigator #2 (as Joe Whipp)
Jean Adams ...
Old Lady
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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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When Maddie's Attorney loans her his car, it is a red Mercedes, but when she drives up to the Detective Agency building it is a white Jaguar. See more »

Quotes

Madelyn 'Maddie' Hayes: "Ball of fluff"? *You* are calling *me* a ball of fluff? You? The sissyfighter?
David Addison: What did you call me?
Madelyn 'Maddie' Hayes: Sissyfighter!
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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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Cybill rules, Bruce drools

Nothing intellectually stimulating, this movie and series are still great fun. The movie's mystery/case is about as contrived as they get, but who cares? Cybill Shepherd is wonderful, as usual. Bruce Willis is better than he normally is. Thanks to 'Bravo' for bringing it all back to us.


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