Famed matador Luis Montoya is a national hero in Mexico. His ego cannot countenance any blemish on his reputation; so, when one of his best friends witnesses an event that could shatter that reputation and tries to leave Montoya's sphere of influence, the bullfighter acts quickly and decisively with a clever murder. Unfortunately for him, Lieutenant Columbo finds himself stuck in Mexico, and local police ask him to assist in the investigation. Columbo quickly finds that he must take the bull by the horns if he wants to take down a legend like Montoya. Written by
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After the murder has taken place and we cut to Columbo crashing into another car there is a commotion and naturely Columbo goes and checks on the person in the other car. The man obviously is faking whip-lash and demands money. Columbo realises immediatley whats going on and says " what broken neck, we were only going 10 miles an hour. Seconds after that remark, Columbo again states how ridiculous the situation is because he was going only 5 miles an hour. See more
Columbo questions Miguel saying to him, "I understand sir that you were the only one on the ranch at the time of the murder." At the time of this statement, everyone thought the death was an accident and the word "murder" should have been quite a surprise to Miguel. But his answer was, "Yes sir, you're right." It should have been more like "What murder? It was an accident!" See more
But the patrón was kind enough to give me a bottle of mescal, and I had a very pleasant afternoon, but today I have a headache, señor.
References Columbo: Troubled Waters