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Moonlighting (1985 - 1989)

Moonlighting (1985 - 1989)

AVERAGE TOMATOMETER

97%
93%

AVERAGE AUDIENCE SCORE

100%

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Series Info

The sly, hip, often imitated romantic dramedy about an ex-model and a PI who team up to run the Blue Moon Detective Agency. As the lead characters tried to decide if they loved or hated each other, the series established itself as a prime example of the `will they or won't they' subgenre so popular in 1980s TV. Filled with rapid-fire dialogue, in-jokes and some memorable parodies, this is a show, as its creator Glenn Gordon Caron said, `that knows it's on television.'

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Seasons

100%
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1988, ABC, 13 episodes

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1987, ABC, 14 episodes

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1986, ABC, 15 episodes

100%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

1985, ABC, 18 episodes

92%
Critics Consensus: A charmer right out of the gate, Moonlighting is carried by Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis' fiery chemistry, with a high quotient of quality quips adding some tinder.

1985, ABC, 6 episodes

Cast

Cybill Shepherd
as Maddie Hayes
Bruce Willis
as David Addison
Allyce Beasley
as Agnes Dipesto
Curtis Armstrong
as Herbert Viola
Eva Marie Saint
as Virginia Hayes
Robert Webber
as Alex Hayes
Jack Blessing
as MacGilicuddy
Paul Sorvino
as David Addison Sr.
Charles Rocket
as Richard Addison
Virginia Madsen
as Annie Charnock
Mark Harmon
as Sam Crawford
Dennis Dugan
as Walter Bishop
Tony Bill
as Scott "Mad Dog" Hundley
Gregg Henry
as Paul McCain
Dennis Christopher
as Benjamin Wylie
Barbara Bain
as Emily Greydon
Sandahl Bergman
as Dream Dancer
Scott Paulin
as Robert Murphy
Brooke Bundy
as Gail Woodley
Pat Boone
as New David
Colleen Dewhurst
as Betty Russell
Pat Corley
as Franklin Tate
Lisa Blake Richards
as Janet McCall
Guy Boyd
as Alan Tupperman
K Callan
as Caroline Kandinski
John Calvin
as Charles Wright
Alexandra Johnson
as Kathleen Kilpatrick
Roberts Blossom
as Lawrence Everett
Patricia Duff
as Melissa Bower
Michelle Johnson
as Michelle Hunziger
Jon Cedar
as Roy Hirsch
Mark Linn-Baker
as Phil West
Mark Lonow
as Ron Sawyer
Cristine Rose
as Lauren Baxter
Val Avery
as Mr. Viola
Jeffrey DeMunn
as Roger Clements
Dana Delany
as Gillian Armstrong
Orson Welles
as Himself (Narrator)
Jessica Harper
as Jeanine Dalton
Ana Alicia
as Mary Gates
Caitlin Clarke
as Elaine Johnson
Tracey Walter
as Arnie Stegler
Brooke Adams
as Terri Knowles
Bill Marcus
as Bowling Alley Manager
Ben Piazza
as Captain Renault
Joan Pringle
as Martha Tracy
Granville Van Dusen
as Alan Margolese
Dominic Barto
as Mr. Kandinski
Dan Lauria
as Lieutenant
Daniel Chodos
as Saul King
Michael MacRae
as Lt. Tapea
Betty McGuire
as Rosemary
Karen Kondazian
as Margaret Renboum
Linda Thorson
as Agent Gregory
Gerald Anthony
as Anthony Baxter
Cristina Raines
as Joan Spring
Nicholas Pryor
as Dr. Simon Brill
Tim Robbins
as Brummer
Judd Nelson
as Crooked Cop
Ann Hearn
as Margaret Kendall
Ron Troncatty
as Paul Burden
Eddie Mekka
as Guido Viola
James Stephens
as Mark Charnock
Rita Wilson
as Carla McCabe
Ron Vernan
as Seymour Sapperman
Barbara Stock
as Laura Boyd
Sid Conrad
as Thornton Wellman
Ed O'Ross
as Mr. Navarone
Robert Joy
as Clark Greydon
Richard Beymer
as Father McDonovan
Paul Roebling
as Ken Woodley
Ray Charles
as Himself
Jon Korkes
as Winston Guy
Tim Thomerson
as Brock Ash
Karen Landry
as Nora Cooper
Vincent Schiavelli
as Rodney Dillon
Joel Colodner
as Harlan Armstrong
Joel Polis
as Frank Harbert
Kenneth McMillan
as Signore Baptista
Stephen Godwin
as James Bower
Rona Barrett
as Herself
Gene Ross
as Bartender
R.H. Thomson
as Dr. Steve Hill
Cleavant Derricks
as Leonard Haven
Pamela Bowen
as Rita Corley
Henry Sanders
as Investigator #1
Kipper Kids
as Graveyard Creature
Bill Morey
as Carl Baker
Gary Graham
as Michael Wrye
Donna Dixon
as Joan Tenewich
Gary Cole
as Alan McClafferty
Mark Arnott
as John Wicklow
Sandra Bogan
as Mrs. Jacobson
Joseph Hacker
as Det. Mick Donegan
Bill Erwin
as Duncan Kennedy
Michael Speero
as Benny Largo
Beverly Sanders
as Adelaide Sapperman
Allan Arkush
as Customer
Richard McGonagle
as Det. Barker
Danny Dayton
as Edward O'Leary
Brad Dourif
as Ray Adamson
Brynn Thayer
as Stephanie
Kathleen Layman
as Bridget Graves
Nicholas Cascone
as Harold Swinburn
Graham Beckel
as Maximillian Petrovsky
Will Gill Jr.
as Man at Airport
Leonard Frey
as Skyler Cantrell
David Paymer
as Camille's Agent
Frantz Turner
as Journalist
Jack Bannon
as Paulson/Jerry Adams
Ellen Geer
as Amy Everett
Jack Goode Jr.
as Bartender
Andrew Robinson
as Leslie Hunziger
Jayne Atkinson
as Robin Fuller
Jane Hallaren
as Lydia Kraft
James J. Sloyan
as Sonny Brezner
George Coe
as Lou LaSalle
Jonathan Stark
as Undercover Vice Cop
F. William Parker
as Funeral Home Director
Judith Hansen
as Barbara Wylie
Paul Rudd (II)
as Accomplice
William Hickey
as Mr. Kendall
John Goodman
as Donald Chase
Jonathan Ames
as Jurgenson
Anthony De Longis
as Chain Gang Soloist
Allan Kolman
as Kabonov
Reni Santoni
as Sr. Arredondo
Rod McCary
as Dennis Spring
Rick Jason
as J.B. Hartland
Monty Ash
as Mordecai Mishienski
James Avery
as Reuben King
Randall "Tex" Cobb
as Guy at Gas Station
Stephanie Shroyer
as Airport Ticket Clerk
Kay Lenz
as Melissa
Eric Sinclair
as Customer #1
Amanda Plummer
as Jackie Wilbourne
John Capodice
as Sal Viola
Jennifer Tilly
as Nurse Saundra
Alan McRae
as Charlie
Francis Coady
as Man in Restaurant
Patty Lotz
as Voice of Concierge
Phil Rubenstein
as Bigelow/Sloane
Biff Wiff
as Milkman
John Kassir
as Peter Macy
Ray Wise
as Murderer
Walter Bishop, Jr.
as Cy the Producer
Lee Bryant
as Dr. Van Breegle
Lora Staley
as Ann Pines
Lawrence Pressman
as Nathan Kraft
Joe Lambie
as Preston Holt
Sidney Lassick
as Tupperman's Neighbor
Eddie Quillan
as Abby Cadabra
Paul Willson
as Concierge #1
Marshall R. Teague
as Chasing Man #1
Sam McMurray
as Moe Hyland
Edith Fields
as Dolores
Pierce Brosnan
as Remington Steele
Stan Ivar
as Brian Gates
Leo Gordon
as Warden Cosgrove
Sagan Lewis
as Dr, Weed
Ed White
as Man in Restroom
Tony Burton
as Bartender
Patricia Allison
as Woman Outside Building
Dante D'Andre
as Hotel Desk Clerk
Irwin Keyes
as Gangster
Raleigh Bond
as Mr. Potter
Don King
as Himself
Cletus Young
as Huntley's Parole Office
Clinton Allmon
as Mr. Purdy
Terry O'Quinn
as Bryant Wilbourne
Monty Bane
as Butler
Jeff Rochlin
as Mr. Plusky
Ross Evans
as Bartender
J.A. Preston
as Dr. Neeley
Santos Morales
as Father Estevez
Duncan McLeod
as Stephanie's Father
The Temptations
as Themselves
Dick Miller
as Pickup Guy
Gary Epper
as Man in Cantina
Fritz Bronner
as Paramedic #1
Michael Halsey
as Blond Man
J.D. Hall
as Pawnshop Owner
Paco Vela
as Waiter
Will Nye
as Simmons
Charlie Stavola
as Chasing Man #2
Radu Gavor
as Cab Driver
Andrew Masset
as Ed Sherlock
Lucy Lee Flippin
as Rhyme Time Employee
H. Richard Greene
as Jake Renboum
Janet MacLachlan
as Angela Bridges RN
Don Draper
as Customer #2
Bruce French
as Rev. Hackley
Ivy Jones
as Passenger #1
Teresa Willis
as Nice Blonde Girl
Jay Ingram
as Lt. Fontana
John Moskoff
as Nathan's Attorney
Ben Slack
as Sebastian Rhodes
Leigh A. Webb
as Himself (Assistant Director)
Judith Searle
as Front Desk Nurse
Milt Jamin
as Maitre D'
Barbara Tarbuck
as Maddie's Classmate
John Harkins
as Omar Gauss
Chino "Fats" Williams
as Postal Worker
Shelly Desai
as Customer #3
Mark Voland
as Passenger #2
Granville Ames
as Man in Elevator
Frank Collison
as Padua Resident
John Bower
as Man #1
Susan Brabeau
as Miss Parrish
Nancy Parsons
as Admissions Nurse
Fritzi Burr
as Leonora Viola
Fred E. Baker
as Sergeant
Jerry Hauck
as Gary Coombs
Mindi Iden
as Receptionist
France Mayotte
as Stewardess
Stanley Ralph Ross
as Homeless Man
Howard Mann
as Gas Station Cashier
Stanley DeSantis
as Desk Clerk
Rick Ducommun
as Friend #2
Steve James
as Mohammed "Boogaloo" Brown
Walter Olkewicz
as Leon Summers
Jane Daly
as Mrs. Girardi
Paul Marin
as Bald Man
Cotter Smith
as Brian Baker
Johnny Sinclair
as Maitre D'
James Karen
as Plastic Surgeon
Edie McClurg
as Beauty Parlor Customer
Ralph Meyering Jr.
as Joseph Goodman
Robert Wuhl
as Crazy Guy in Cell
John Lehne
as Dr. Beddows
Robin Welch
as Ballerina
Maggie Egan
as Airport Employee
Patti Deutsch
as Secretary
Demi Moore
as Woman in Elevator
Garnett Smith
as Maitre D'
Rebecca Stanley
as Susan Kaplan
Wren T. Brown
as ABC Executive
Willie Brown
as Blue Moon Employee
Stuart Nelson
as Paramedic #3
Joe Grifasi
as Kapatkin
Gerry Gibson
as Minister
John McCook
as Married Man in Bar
Cheryl Tiegs
as Herself
Paul Mendoza
as Desk Sergeant
Rafael Nazario
as Waiter #2
Barry Cutler
as Medical Examiner
Ernie Lee Banks
as Boogaloo's Trainer
Dave Nicolson
as Passenger #3
Carmine Iannaccone
as Dreamy-Eyed Man
Jeffrey Lampert
as Delivery Guy
Sam Whipple
as Man at Hotel
F.J. O'Neil
as Minister
Marcia Ann Burrs
as Cooking Teacher
Angélica Torres
as Little Girl
Freeman King
as Bartender
Wally Taylor
as Bartender
Lisa Mende
as Eleanore
Chris Weatherhead
as Reserved Woman
David Q. Combs
as Cleaning Man
Dr. Timothy Leary
as Wynn Deaupayne
Mimi Cozzens
as Saleslady
Marc Tubert
as Bartender
Tom Ashworth
as Shaving Man
David Ellzey
as Medical Examiner #2
Kathrine James
as Housewife
Yvonne Farrow
as Misty-Eyed Woman
Dore Keller
as Producer
Frederick Coffin
as Pawnbroker
Charles Seixas
as Security Guard
Romy Windsor
as Genevieve
Penny Santon
as Madame Palmer
Jason Ross
as Delivery Man
Melanie Vincz
as Nurse #3
Mark L. Taylor
as Walter Whitebread
Jeff Allin
as Neil Fass
Andrew Reilly
as Desk Clerk
Howard Goodwin
as Hotel Clerk
Stan Yale
as Homeless Man
Gerard Doyle
as David Addison Wannabe
John David Conti
as Technician
Eddie Hailey
as Orderly
Gwen Van Dam
as Waitress
Robert Kim
as Doctor
Jack Boyle
as Man in Mall
Mario Roccuzzo
as Ticket Holder
Jean Speegle Howard
as Mrs. Cousins
Raymond Ma
as Asian David Addison Wannabe
Inez Edwards
as Office Staff
Jane Roberts
as Stallone Impersonator
Steve Jones
as Bailiff
Dennis Stewart
as Blond Mohawk
Ann Bellamy
as Jury Woman #3
Frank Noon
as Workman
Joe Whipp
as Investigator #2
Rachel Bard
as Grandma
Blake Clark
as Newsstand Man
Richmond Harrison
as Jury Man #2
Suzanne Fagan
as Female Driver
Joe Simon
as Jury Man #3
Sam Hennings
as Jonathan Kaplan
Joe Costanza
as Man in Convertible
Brian Thompson
as Simon's Man
Joey D. Vieira
as Delivery Man
Michel Voletti
as Maitre D'
Pat Crawford Brown
as Delivery Man
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Series Details

TV Network: ABC
Premiere Date: Mar 3, 1985
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producers: Glenn Gordon Caron, Jay Daniel
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