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
Did You Know?
In the beginning of the episode, Ricardo Montalban
who plays Louis Montoya is watching what is supposed to be an old clip of himself as a young matador. The clip he is watching is actually from the movie Santa
(1943) in which Montalban plays a bullfighter. See more
After the accident, when Lt. Columbo hands the Mexican policeman his ID wallet (where you can see Columbo's first name is Frank), the badge says "Lieutenant", but the badge on the ID card says "Sergeant". See more
You know, my name is Miguel Hernandez, very well known to everybody, even to the bulls.
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