Columbo: Season 9, Episode 2

Columbo Cries Wolf (20 Jan. 1990)

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When the business-savvy publisher of a "Playboy"-type men's magazine wants to sell her stock to a Rupert Murdoch-like media tycoon, she apparently disappears on a London-bound flight.

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Sean Brantley
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Sir Harry Matthews
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Dian Hunter
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What happened to businesswoman Diane Hunter? Everyone thinks she went on a trip to England to sell her majority share of men's magazine Bachelor's World, but she never showed up to her meeting. Lieutenant Columbo is sure that her business partner and ex-lover, photographer Sean Brantley, killed her to keep her from selling. But proving it is another thing entirely, and Sean has a few surprises for everyone's favorite homicide cop... Written by Leaper

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In "Columbo Cries Wolf", Columbo suspects the murder of a Los Angeles woman who failed to arrive at an important meeting in London. Columbo says he is investigating the disappearance as a favor to his old friend, Detective Chief Superintendent Durk of Scotland Yard, a character from Columbo: Dagger of the Mind (1972). See more »

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Ian Buchanan's accent is inconsistent throughout the movie, often his natural Scottish accent coming through in certain sentences he speaks. See more »

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Lt. Columbo: Oh, there's no point in denying that there was trouble between you.
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Follows Columbo: Murder, a Self Portrait (1989) See more »

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A good Columbo, not the usual formula
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Lieutenant Columbo investigates the disappearance of magazine company owner Dian Hunter. Columbo suspects foul play and believes the co-owner of the magazines Sean Brantley is responsible. Columbo unearths several telling clues and all he has to do is find the body. But, is it possible that the great detective has made a mistake? Ian Buchanan (Brantley) is a great Columbo villain and the plot keeps the viewer guessing right until the end. One of the best films of the series.


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