Paul Gerard is a famous gourmet whose books about restaurants can decide the fate of a chef. In his way, Paul is a very powerful man, but Paul is threatened by Vittorio Rossi, the proprietor of a renowned restaurant, and one night, after a fight with Paul, Vittorio is poisoned by a bottle of wine he himself had uncorked. Lt. Columbo begins to investigate and we have no doubt that, between a steak and some Chinese dim sum, he will find out who killed Rossi, his motive, and the way he did it. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Did You Know?
The suspect, Paul Gerard, drove the Stutz Blackhawk, a rare American car from the early 70's. It was a status symbol that demonstrated affluence far beyond that of even Rolls Royce or Bentley. See more
In the montage where the killer prepares the poison from the blowfish, he alternately wears vinyl gloves, no gloves and latex gloves, back and forth all within one short scene. See more
I wanted you to have one last taste of Tokyo before you begin your tour of American restaurants.
They won't believe this when I send back the story. They think I'm eating hot dogs and grits.
Have you ever eaten grits?
No, not yet.
This Old Man
Traditional children's marching song.
Heard on sountrack during two restaurant scenes and whistled by Peter Falk. See more