Columbo: Season 10, Episode 3

Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star (29 Apr. 1991)

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Lt. Columbo matches wits with a defense lawyer who has never lost a case in his career.

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A successful lawyer learns that his companion has been having an affair and upon learning of this throws her out. She in turn threatens to reveal his illegal tactics unless she gets some compensation for the time that they were together. He in turn, kills her and frames her boyfriend. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Columbo enters the murder house through the front door in a pouring rainstorm. His trousers are wet, and he's wearing a hat and using an umbrella. While he is inside, we hear thunder. Then, Columbo steps out the back door, and into bright sunshine. Perhaps it could be argued that the abrupt change is consistent with Los Angeles weather patterns, but this would not explain how there is no rainwater anywhere on the deck, on the garbage cans, or in the sand. See more »

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Lt. Columbo: [reading off a card] You have the right to remain silent, you know if you give that up, anything you say can be used against you. You have the right to retain an attorney... you have the right to... what the hell is that?
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Return of the Mac
3 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is not a classic episode of the great Columbo but it is still watchable. Here as the title suggests Columbo investigates the death of a rock star. Unfortunately this seems to a real product of it's time and even though it was released in 1991 it has the feel of an inferior to Columbo 80's TV show, from the awful power pop soundtrack and the terrible wardrobe. The clues that Columbo solves do not seems as clever as usual and the script here really good of done with a lot of tweaking. Saying that it is always fun to see Peter Faulk in the role and this is okay to pass the time, but there are much much greater Columbo's to begin with than this.


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