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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Tina
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Sir Harry Matthews
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Cosner
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Police Chief
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The Mayor
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Dian Hunter
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Herself
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Dian's Secretary
Ralph Wilcox ...
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Wilson
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Factotum
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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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Lt. Columbo: You used me to get a lot of free publicity. You made a fool out of me. But I gotta hand it to you, you did it well.
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Follows Columbo: Murder, a Self Portrait (1989) See more »

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Columbo gets it wrong!

Yes, Columbo gets it wrong or does he? This is an excellent Columbo story which adds a neat twist to the usual formula. Falk is lively throughout and by setting it in the glamour world, there are plenty of opportunities for comic moments. Very well paced and a treat to watch.


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