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Two college students decide to murder their professor during a class that Columbo is teaching.

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Stephen Caffrey ...
Justin Rowe
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Cooper Redman
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Prof. D.E. Rusk
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Dominic Doyle
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Mr. Redman
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Mrs. Rowe
Bridget Hanley ...
Mrs. Rusk
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Joe Doyle
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Guy Stockwell ...
Club Owner
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Jordan Rowe
Les Lannom ...
Malloy
Elizabeth Swackhamer ...
Sara
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Storyline

Two college students who believe that their wealth and status allow them to do what they want. But one of them has been placed on notice by his father that if he messes up he's on his own. And they cheat in one of their classes. The professor discovers what they did. And he tells them that he will either flunk them or have them expelled. They later follow him and see him with someone. That's when they decide to kill him. They decide to do it during their next class wherein Columbo is teaching. And they do it despite being in the class when it happened. Columbo investigates and the two guys would like to help. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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9 December 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This was Robert Culp's fourth and final appearance in "Columbo", but the only time he did not play the murderer. See more »

Goofs

Columbo is visiting Mrs Rusk - he walks towards her as she sits on the couch in the window. As he walks, his hands are visible and are empty. In the next shot, he has his notebook and pencil in his hands. See more »

Quotes

Cooper Redman: This is pretty scary stuff.
Lt. Columbo: Well, I tell you, sometimes it can be a pretty scary world.
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Connections

Followed by Columbo: Ashes to Ashes (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Poor Rich Boy
(uncredited) (opening title)
Written by Burt Bacharach, David Pack, Joe Puerta
Performed by Ambrosia
Produced by Val Garay, assisted by Niko Bolas at Record One
Drums: Burleigh Drummond
Bass: Joe Puerta
Keyboards: Christopher North and David Lewis
Background vocals and guitar: David Pack
Background vocals and percussion: Royce Jones
(from Arthur (1981) The Album")
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Weak opponents dim Columbo's strengths
28 March 1999 | by (Rochester, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

After all these years of solving crimes, you would've expected criminals to know that they can't afford making mistakes with him, especially not with regards to talking much. This time

Columbo goes to college, and actually explains his entire technique, but for some reason the murderer still doesn't pay enough attention. However, this still creates wonderful scenes and delightful dialogues.


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