Columbo: Season 8, Episode 2

Murder, Smoke and Shadows (27 Feb. 1989)

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An egocentric wunderkind director murders a childhood friend who threatens to expose his negligent complicity in the death of his sister years earlier.

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Alex Bradey
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Ruth 'Ruthie' Jernigan
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Rose Walker
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Leonard Fisher
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Mr. Marosco
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This time Columbo pits his wits against a movie director who murders an old friend on a set, because this friend is in possession of a damaging piece of film, on which the actress died and isn't helped by the movie director. Written by Maarten Hofman <jen@cistron.nl>

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When Columbo tells him the victim is his friend Lenny, Alex puts his glasses up to his forehead. He later moves the glasses back on his nose, but in the next shot from behind the glasses are still on his forehead. See more »

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Alex Bradey: Coincidence is what makes a story, Lieutenant. Without coincidence, life runs evenly like a train on a track. Coincidence is a trainwreck, violence, suffering, and guilt.
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One of the Columbo's you definitely should watch
9 January 1999 | by (Rochester, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

This Columbo has everything that you'd expect from a good Columbo: great dialogue, a bright murderer who only makes a few tiny mistakes and a wonderful setting (a movie studio) which adds interesting metaphores and storylines. Columbo is getting older, but not worse, and I enjoyed watching this from the beginning to the end.


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