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Murder by Moonlight (1989)

Murder on the Moon (original title)
PG-13 | | Mystery, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 9 May 1989
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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Cast

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Maggie Bartok
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Maj. Stepan Gregorivitj Kirilenko
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Dennis Huff
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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
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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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Mystery | Sci-Fi

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout filming, Julian Sands (who is allergic to seafood) refused to eat anything other than crab meat, saying it helped him "imagine the discomfort of a man confined to a spacesuit for a month." See more »

Quotes

Maggie Bartok: Don't get Russian on me, Kirilenko.
Maj. Stepan Gregorivitj Kirilenko: But I am Russian...
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Real hard sci fi
7 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie on many levels, despite the poor acting by Neilson. It had the flavor of a realistic moon base, and a mystery that made sense. It provided a haunting view of a political future and expected technologies. I think it was underrated and would like to see it shown on syfy channel. It is definitely as good as the current made for TV movies. As a who-done-it, it is moderate in its effectiveness, although it did take me a while to guess who the guilty party was. There were some surprising revelations along the way that greatly added to the quality of the story--revelations that were made in a low-key but effective manner and that served to define the politics and technology that made the story a true science fiction of the hard type.


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