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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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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 60 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 / ... 37 episodes, 1986-1989
Kristine Kauffman Kristine Kauffman ...  Kris - Blue Moon Employee / ... 30 episodes, 1985-1989
Jonathan Ames Jonathan Ames ...  Jergenson / ... 30 episodes, 1985-1989
Daniel Fitzpatrick Daniel Fitzpatrick ...  O'Neill / ... 30 episodes, 1985-1989
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moonlighting See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(66 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The third season became notorious for repeated delays and a large number of "filler" episodes that ignored the primary story arc, including: a Christmas story, a retrospective show, a Shakespeare spoof, and an episode focused on Miss DiPesto. The scheduling problems happened because Bruce Willis broke his shoulder skiing, and Cybill Shepherd was pregnant with twins. One episode starts with a mock newsreel announcing the behind-the-scenes problems. See more »

Quotes

David Addison: [to pregnant Maddie] Louder. You're shouting for two now.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlighting
Music by Lee Holdridge
Lyrics by Al Jarreau
Sung by Al Jarreau
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I love this show, but they ruined one of the best episodes on the DVD
30 August 2005 | by frickabeeSee all my reviews

Finally after years of waiting, the series that marked the career best of both Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd was finally released on DVD. They did a great job on the menus and so forth, but they absolutely destroyed one of my favorite episodes titled, "The Lady in the Iron Mask." They changed all the music which was originally very dark and moody and replaced it with this shrill garbage which even drowns out the dialogue in some places. At the end of the episode the hotel chase sequence was originally accompanied by the William Tell Overture which was the perfect choice for a hilarious climax. On the DVD however, they play the same crap that they played throughout the entire episode. Shame on you for whoever is responsible. It's better than not having the DVD out at all, but it just makes me mad.


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