Columbo (1971–2003)
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The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case 

Sigma Society member Oliver Brandt murders his business partner when he threatens to expose him as an embezzler and constructs a seemingly foolproof alibi.

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Oliver Brandt
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Mike
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Bertie Hastings
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Vivian Brandt
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Jason Danziger
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George Camponella
George Sperdakos ...
Mr. Wagner
Todd Martin ...
Dorrie Thomson ...
Miss Eisenback
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Caroline Treynor
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Waitress
Carlene Watkins ...
Amy (credit only)
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Angela (as Fay Dewitt)
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Suzy
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Storyline

Columbo this time tries to tackle a murderer who has one of the highest IQs in the world. The victim is a business partner who threatened to expose the killer for stealing money from his clients. The murderer uses all his intelligence to plan the perfect murder. Written by Maarten Hofman <jen@cistron.nl>

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22 May 1977 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Theodore Bikel played a similar role in the Season 1 episode "Chariot of Gold" of Knight Rider. See more »

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The character in the suede coat originally starts with a straight-stem briar pipe, then right before the supposed gun shots, he is smoking a bent-stem meerschaum pipe. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Columbo: You know, sir, it's a funny thing. All my life I kept running into smart people. I don't just mean smart like you and the people in this house. You know what I mean. In school, there were lots of smarter kids. And when I first joined the force, sir, they had some very clever people there. And I could tell right away that it wasn't gonna be easy making detective as long as they were around. But I figured, if I worked harder than they did, put in more time, read the books, kept my eyes open, ...
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Romeo and Juliet
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky)
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Fun and entertaining - great ending
19 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite Columbo episode.

Columbo is investigating a murder surrounded by geniuses with there own theories.

Pay close attention to the ending in which the climax is as well orchestrated as the musical score it is surrounded in.

To top it off Mr. Bikel utters one of the best anti-climactic lines in film. After his much younger wife calls him immediately after his confession feeling needy for her oft rejected husband she tells him to come home "I need you." To which he replies "Alas my dear. I won't be needing you." Great acting, great direction, great fun!


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