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Moonlighting 

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The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.
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1989   1988   1987   1986   1985  
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 60 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Cybill Shepherd ...  Maddie Hayes / ... 66 episodes, 1985-1989
Bruce Willis ...  David Addison Jr. / ... 66 episodes, 1985-1989
Allyce Beasley ...  Agnes DiPesto / ... 66 episodes, 1985-1989
Curtis Armstrong ...  Herbert Quentin Viola / ... 35 episodes, 1986-1989
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The top model Maddie Hayes was betrayed by her investment adviser who flew with all her money to South-America and began the hard life of a Casino owner. All the unfaithful manager has left Maddie is her house, her unbelievable beauty and intelligence and the run-down detective-agency "City Angels" (renamed by Maddie into "Blue Moon"). Because of her lack of money, she wants to sell the agency, but the houses only detective David Addison tries to convince her to join the agency as the new boss. So Maddie Hayes becomes involved in the work of a real private detective, which means so hard work as to spy upon unfaithful husbands, find missing people or murderers, foil attempts on VIP's lives, stop killers, help lovers and by the way save the world's peace and existence. While doing this Maddie and David try to get used to each other and this way they recognize their complete difference in life-style, humour, amusement and of course in the way how to run a detective agency. Maybe this is ... Written by Adrian Schuster & Oliver Philipp <adrians@zedat.fu-berlin.de>

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Even is unfair to say that this ruined the series, Chris Carter, The X Files creator, always referenced 'The Moonlighting syndrome' as how you will destroy an excellent series by doing that the stars have a romance. This idea finished in the most exaggerated unresolved sexual tension ever in a series in the case of Mulder and Scully, that didn't consummated their relationship until at least maybe season 6th or 7th and didn't kiss properly on screen until the last episode of 8th. According to him everything was wrong since David and Maddie slept together and he never wanted to happen that to Scully and Mulder. See more »

Quotes

Maddie Hayes: David, may I please have some ANSWERS?
David Addison: Delaware, all of the above, 90 degrees.
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Crazy Credits

A few minutes of bloopers from previous episodes are shown between the closing credits of episode 5.5, "Shirts and Skins". See more »

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Referenced in Perfect Strangers: The Break-In (1987) See more »

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Best 80's one hour series
16 June 2006 | by haildevilmanSee all my reviews

The writers were #$%& geniuses! I curse both Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd for letting their egos get in the way of a brilliant series.

I also thank them for the roles they played to perfection.

Love/Hate...just like their characters.

This was one of the few shows my whole family liked. My father would laugh like a hyena and quote the lines for days.

Non stop puns and jokes almost made you HAVE to see the repeats over and over to catch 'em all.

The David Addison character, despite his brashness, made it clear he'd give you the shirt off his back.

And despite Maddy Hayes' pompousness, her heart was pure gold.

Brilliant. Up there with Night Court as one of the best of the 80's.


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Release Date:

3 March 1985 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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(66 episodes)
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