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Murder by Moonlight (1989)

Murder on the Moon (original title)
PG-13 | | Mystery, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 9 May 1989
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 in 2015, both U.S. and Soviet investigators are forced to work on the case together.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brigitte Nielsen ... Maggie Bartok
Julian Sands ... Maj. Stepan Gregorivitj Kirilenko
Gerald McRaney ... Dennis Huff
Jane Lapotaire ... Louise Mackey
Brian Cox ... Voronov
Alphonsia Emmanuel Alphonsia Emmanuel ... Dr. Isabelle Klein
Celia Imrie ... Patsy Diehl
David Yip ... Chang
Michael Shannon ... Ivanov
Stuart Milligan ... Contarini
Stephen Jenn Stephen Jenn ... Kevin Faber
Georgina Hale ... Allison Quinney
Ricco Ross ... Alvarado
Berwick Kaler ... Dr. Trifonov
Tomasz Borkowy 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 in 2015, both U.S. and Soviet investigators are forced to work on the case together.

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Genres:

Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Murder by Moonlight See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Budget:

£3,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A TV movie made for the CBS network. See more »

Goofs

There are numerous references to the Soviet Union, indicating it was still around in 2015. Not so - it fell in 1991, just two years after this movie aired. See more »

Quotes

Maggie Bartok: [having been turned down by Kirilenko for dinner] Oh, that's right, I forgot. You don't eat food. I'll have the infirmary send up a quart of warm blood.
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Connections

Referenced in The Chronic Rift: Heroes & Villains (1991) See more »

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Earth Angel
Performed by The Penguins
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A Pretty Decent Murder Mystery
18 July 2002 | by kdm042See all my reviews

This 1989 made for TV movie is worth checking out. Brigitte Nielsen gives an OK performance as the sleuth, but what kept my attention was the writer's attention to detail... In terms of the mystery. Science fiction fans will find a lot of aspects about this film (the political situation, the murder attempt in the library, etc.), a bit hard to swallow. But, hey, give these guys a break. The movie was made before the Berlin Wall fell, and as for the science, well, they don't attempt to explain anything away with technobabble, nor do they forget that the moon has no atmosphere. The love story between the investigators didn't gell, but again, they don't dwell on it. The resolution is a great twist on the concept of "hide in plain sight."


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