Columbo: Season 8, Episode 4

Grand Deceptions (1 May 1989)

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After the head of a private paramilitary think tank who is embezzling funds murders a blackmailer, he has to match wits with the persistent Lieutenant Columbo.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Frank Brailie
Andy Romano ...
Sergeant Major Lester Keegan
Janet Eilber ...
Jenny Padget
Stephen Elliott ...
General Padget
Michael McManus ...
Tanzer
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Sidney Winnik
Lynn Clark ...
Marcia
Bennett Liss ...
Corporal
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Paramilitary Man #3
John William Gibson ...
Paramilitary Man #2
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Paramilitary Man #4
Milt Kogan ...
Medical Examiner
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Paramilitary Man #1
Rick Marzan ...
Police Officer
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A Colonel works for a highly revered and well respected General. Among the things that he has been doing is having an affair with the invalid General's wife and been diverting funds from the General's foundation to fund arms sales. The General discovers some peculiarities going on at the foundation, so he instructs Sergeant Keegan to investigate, he learns of the Colonel's activities, then instead of reporting it to the General, he tries to blackmail the Colonel. The Colonel in turn kills the Sergeant. But it's not long until Lt. Columbo is on the case and on the Colonel's trail. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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When Columbo looks at the body of Sergeant Major Lester Keegan, you can see him blinking. See more »

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General Padget: Someone promises once and doesn't deliver, well, that's a busy man. Promises twice, he's not very efficient. Promises three times, I know when I'm being diddled. But here we are, after all. I take it all back.
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Foxworth proves to be an unworthy opponent
23 June 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Foxworth's character is so humorless and one-dimensional that the viewer is bored by the amount of time we have to spend with him. The military background has been done on Columbo many times before and much better. Foxworth's arrogance gets old in the first half hour and gets more insufferable as time progresses. This one gets a "D" from me.


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