An infamous 'psychic' abandons his public persona, outing himself as a fake, to focus on his work as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation in order to find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter.
The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.
S. Epatha Merkerson,
Jesse L. Martin
Faded movie actress Nora Chandler is being blackmailed by a gossip columnist, Jerry Parks. Parks is also romancing Chandler's secretary, who knows all the great star's secrets. Chandler in desperation blows up the columnist's car - but it turns out her secretary was the one driving. Lt. Columbo, one of Nora's biggest fans, is on the case. Written by
This was the only Columbo music score not credited to any composer in the credit titles. The music was tracked from previous Columbo scores composed by Dick DeBenedictis and Oliver Nelson. However, both composers registered their "Requiem for a Falling Star cues" with their respective performing right societies, DeBenedictis with ASCAP and Nelson with BMI. See more »
A blonde girl in grey dress climbs the same stairs twice during the conversation between Lt. Columbo and Mr. Fallon. See more »
Columbo once again becomes involved with a murder concerning a hollywood star. Columbo has some trouble finding the murderer since the killer did a great job of covering their tracks. Columbo being the great detective that he is follows up on a guess, and finds the killer. It is certainly not the person one would expect.
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