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Murder by Moonlight (1989)
"Murder on the Moon" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi  -  9 May 1989 (USA)
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After a nuclear war on Earth, the Soviet Union and the U.S. both establish outposts on the moon. When a murder occurs on the outpost, both U.S. and Soviet investigators are forced to work on the case together.

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Maggie Bartok
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Maj. Stepan Gregorivitj Kirilenko
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Dennis Huff
Jane Lapotaire ...
Louise Mackey
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Voronov
Alphonsia Emmanuel ...
Dr. Isabelle Klein
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Patsy Diehl
David Yip ...
Chang
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Ivanov
Stuart Milligan ...
Contarini
Stephen Jenn ...
Kevin Faber
Georgina Hale ...
Allison Quinney
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Alvarado
Berwick Kaler ...
Dr. Trifonov
Tomasz Borkowy ...
Sorokin (as Tomek Bork)
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After a nuclear war on Earth, the Soviet Union and the U.S. both establish outposts on the moon. When a murder occurs on the outpost, both U.S. and Soviet investigators are forced to work on the case together.

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9 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Maggie Bartok: Don't get Russian on me, Kirilenko.
Maj. Stepan Gregorivitj Kirilenko: But I am Russian...
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A Pretty Decent Murder Mystery
18 July 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This 1989 made for TV movie is worth checking out. Brigitte Nielsen gives an OK performance as the sleuth, but what kept my attention was the writer's attention to detail... In terms of the mystery. Science fiction fans will find a lot of aspects about this film (the political situation, the murder attempt in the library, etc.), a bit hard to swallow. But, hey, give these guys a break. The movie was made before the Berlin Wall fell, and as for the science, well, they don't attempt to explain anything away with technobabble, nor do they forget that the moon has no atmosphere. The love story between the investigators didn't gell, but again, they don't dwell on it. The resolution is a great twist on the concept of "hide in plain sight."


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