Columbo: Season 9, Episode 4

Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo (31 Mar. 1990)

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A woman who blames Columbo for the loss of her husband sets out to get back at him.



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A woman who blames Lt. Columbo for the loss of her husband sets out to get back at him. But before she goes after him, she first goes after the man who informed on her husband and by showing the Lt. how it feels to lose a love one; by going after his wife. Written by <>

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Columbo's hairstyle changes when he talks to Mrs Dimitri, whilst she does the gardening. See more »


Columbo: What kinda house sells for 5.7 million? Must have a lot of bedrooms!
Vivian Dimitri: Yes, eight, I think.
Columbo: What is it, some kind of mansion?
Vivian Dimitri: Well, not exactly. It needs a little work, but it's in the right neighborhood.
Columbo: Needs work? You mean it's a fixer?
Vivian Dimitri: Well, I wouldn't go that far!
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Followed by Columbo: Uneasy Lies the Crown (1990) See more »

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A different beginning, but with the same predictable ending
16 May 2003 | by (salinas, ca) – See all my reviews

The good news is that Columbo is such a good and talented detective that he can figure out in a short time who the killer is. The bad news is that we have seen him so many times leading his suspects into an entrapment that by the second half of the movie we can predict how he is going to solve his case. The conversation he had with the therapist practically gives it away.

Helen Shaver's performance is great as a mentally disturbed widow. But Peter Falk was not convincing as a "devastated" widower.

Overall, it is a better than average Columbo.

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