The deceptively absent-minded police lieutenant, Columbo, investigates a complex murder case, pitting his wits against a wily secret agent working for a covert government organisation. Written by
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The music which Nelson Brenner plays to Columbo just before the Madame Butterfly clip is an instrumental version of Elton John's Philadelphia Freedom. See more
Columbo visits Brenner in his house and the two are seated on the patio. Just before Columbo leaves, Brenner holds a matchbox in his left hand and taps it with the fingers of his right hand. When they shake hands the matchbox is lying on the table. Then Brennan tells Columbo that he would show him out and he still has the matchbox in his left hand tapping it with the fingers of the right hand. See more
[Entering the amusement pier
There'd'b more privacy on a freeway.
Oh, I don't know. Wasn't it you that said you should never have a clandestine meeting in a clandestine place? Besides which, I've always had a certain perverse affection for amusement parks.
References Secret Agent X-9
Un bel di vedremo
from Madama Butterfly
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Heard over the End Credits See more