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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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Chang
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Ivanov
Stuart Milligan ...
Contarini
Stephen Jenn ...
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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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Murder by Moonlight  »

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£3,500,000 (estimated)
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Maggie Bartok: [having tasted the reconstituted alchohol that is offered aboard the moon base] Mm... this is... awful.
Dr. Isabelle Klein: The guys at R & D are getting pretty good at Bourbon and Gin, but the mysteries of Scotch continue to elude them.
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Murderous acting
4 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was a glossy, international co-production by ITV. An attempt by the channel to show that they can attract big talent and make a glossy production, something the BBC cannot do.

There is a twist in this drama that it is a whodunnit and we are looking for a mysterious killer in the moon. Julian Sands playing a Russian investigator with all the charisma of a zombie in a coma, whilst the Great Dane Brigitte Nielsen playing an American gets out acted by her recently enhanced breasts.

The film is tosh in so many levels, from the script to the acting from the main leads. To call it wooden is being mild to say the least.

There are a lot of well known British actors in this production doing their best fighting with the script. The production design is pants, for something on the moon we get the feeling we are on a spaceship with beige sets.

The fall in the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union soon after the production was shown makes it look like a throwback to another era.

Also it was not much of a murder mystery.


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