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Moonlighting - Season Five - The Final Season

Comedy movie directed by Allan Arkush, Artie Mandelberg, Christopher T. Welch, Dennis Dugan, and Gerald Perry Finnerman

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a final moonlit farewell to David and Maddie...

  • Jun 16, 2008
Although most of MOONLIGHTING's magic was lost during Season Four, things picked up again for the show's final year. Writers were able to conjure up more of the fiery dynamic that the characters of Maddie and David came to be known for; whilst the characters of Agnes DiPesto and Herb Viola also blossomed this year.

Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis star as Maddie and David, the mismatched owners of the Blue Moon Detective Agency. Their cute 'Odd Couple' romance plays out against a backdrop of kooky murder cases and thrilling crime capers. Allyce Beasley co-stars as Miss DiPesto, the agency's eccentric receptionist, with Curtis Armstrong as her unlikely love interest, Herbert.


"A Womb with a View" - Maddie and David continue to grapple with the uncertainties of their relationship, unaware that two very curious observers are closely monitoring their every move.

"Between a Yuk and a Hard Place" - Maddie and David are literally left hanging when an investigation takes them on a wild chase across the desert in a hot air balloon.

"The Colour of Maddie" - On a case that takes them inside the world of big league pool parlours, Maddie and David find themselves up to their necks in hustlers and sharks.

"Plastic Fantastic Lover" - Maddie and David are hired by a wealthy recluse to discover the truth about the plastic surgeon who disfigured him...and who transformed his wife into a beauty.

"Shirts and Skins" - When they represent opposite sides in a sexual harassment lawsuit, Maddie and David take the opportunity to decide once and for all who the better investigator is.

"Take My Wife, For Example" - A remorseful divorce lawyer (guest star Colleen Dewhurst) hires Maddie and David to help reconcile a couple she broke up. But now the couple has murder on their minds...

"I See England, I See France, I See Maddie's Netherworld" - After a client dies in Maddie's office, she and David continue to investigate his case. However, their late client may not be as dead as they thought...

"Those Lips, Those Lies" - Brotherly love is put to the test when Maddie and David agree to help David's brother recover money that was stolen from his fiancee by her partner in a modelling agency.

"Perfetc" - When a dying man hires them to prove that he committed the perfect crime, Maddie and David must somehow find a way to establish his guilt.

"When Girls Collide" - Maddie and David's already confused relationship is further complicated when Maddie's beautiful cousin (guest star Virginia Madsen) arrives for a visit and sets David's heart aflame.

"In 'n' Outlaws" - On the same day that Herbert Viola plans to introduce Agnes DiPesto to his family, she is a lone jury holdout who believes the accused is innocent.

"Eine Kleine Nacht Murder" - As the sole eyewitness to a murder, Maddie is given police protection. But David suspects that her handsome young bodyguard is setting her up for death...

"Lunar Eclipse" - Loose ends are tied and issues resolved in this series finale. With 'starry' appearances from Virginia Madsen, Mark Harmon, Dennis Dugan and Joe Grifasi.

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Byron has been actively involved in theatre since the age of 12. He has had a great variety of roles (both on-stage and off). In addition he has hosted the long-running "Show Business" programme … more
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Maddie Hayes, a wealthy former model, discovers one morning that her business manager has stolen all the money she has in the bank. However, it turns out that she still owns some non-liquid assets -- money-losing companies which were maintained as tax write-offs -- one of which is a detective agency run by David Addison. Maddie meets with him to inform him that the company is to be shut down, but he persuades her to keep it open by convincing her that the detective agency can make money. Maddie becomes David's new boss and accompanies him on adventure after adventure. While their personalities clash, a sexual tension arises in the time they spend together. But the question always remains... will they or won't they?
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Genre: Comedy
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
Runtime: 600 minutes
Studio: Lions Gate
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