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

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Mystery, 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
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Louise Mackey
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Voronov
Alphonsia Emmanuel ...
Dr. Isabelle Klein
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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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Murder by Moonlight  »

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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 »

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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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Worth Watching!
7 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's really too bad this movie was first aired the week before the Berlin Wall fell. It was a very well done mystery involving a murder on a commercial American moonbase located in Soviet lunar territory. Because of the jurisdiction problems, Bartok (CIA) and a KGB major were both sent to investigate.

They found more than they bargained for. Besides the original murder, there were others all aimed at covering up a truth both Soviet and Americans wanted revealed. Fascinating. Well worth watching.

The detail in this film is great. How would people live on a lunar mining station? The bar converts to other things, there's a library, and the quarters, while not spacious, are adequate. They didn't ignore the air situation or the gravity. And they DIDN'T have people exploding in decompression like they did in Outland. Very well done.


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