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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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Cosner
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The Mayor
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Dian Hunter
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Herself
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Dian's Secretary
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Wilson
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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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20 January 1990 (USA)  »

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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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The postcard that Diane sent from Milan has an English postage stamp on it. See more »

Quotes

Sir Harry Matthews: These cigars are worth $6 an inch.
Lt. Columbo: Oh well in that case sir, I don't need this second one. I already had two in the helicopter.
Sir Harry Matthews: [grabs a handful] Then I insist you have a lot more.
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Mystery Movie Theme
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A good Columbo, not the usual formula
13 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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