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
When Hector is tranquilized, he is only 5-ft. away from the back wall, but in the next camera shot when Luis crosses the bullring to release the bull, Hector is 20-ft. or more away from the back wall toward the center of the enclosure. See more
I am sorry, Lieutenant. I have tried to be gracious; I have answered all your questions; my courtesy has been rewarded with accusation. I must ask you to leave my house and not return.
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