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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In "A Matter of Honor", Columbo must give a Mexican police officer his I.D. following a car accident. Columbo's signature can briefly be seen in close-up, clearly showing his full name to be "Lt. Frank Columbo." This is the second episode in which "Frank" can clearly be seen on the I.D., the first being season 1, episode 3: "Dead Weight." See more
When Columbo is speaking to the police chief in the piazza he talks about the bull being used as the weapon. He finishes speaking, but spliced in you can hear Columbo ask "who would do such a thing..." with no lips moving. It is directly followed by "Montoya perhaps?" See more
Yes, I can see that, but it's important to be thorough - especially when a man dies alone.
References Columbo: Troubled Waters