Columbo: Season 10, Episode 1

Columbo Goes to College (9 Dec. 1990)

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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. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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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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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

When Columbo is sitting in Justin's room with him and Cooper he is given a can of Budweiser which he holds in his right hand. When the camera is on a close up of Columbo he is shown using both hands freely without holding the can of beer. When the camera goes back to the original view he is shown holding the can again. See more »

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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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Followed by Columbo: A Bird in the Hand... (1992) See more »

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Poor Rich Boy
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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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