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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Final acting role of B.J. Turner. See more »

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Just to add to the champagne bottles goof. The bottle that was placed on the left, then ended up in the middle. So then when the rock Chic's biker guy takes the bottle from the middle, the bottle on the second row falls down to the bottom. And you can c the way in witch the biker guys reaction it was not meant to. Whitch is fine, but then when the rock Chic's killer opens the fridge. The bottles are in perfect line with each other. Even though its not a major flaw, it is a bit sloppy. Especially when there is so mu h focus on the bottles. ;-) See more »

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Lt. Columbo: You know, in all the years I've had this car, this is the first time I've ever had the top down!
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Great Episode!!!
4 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Columbo always has a reputation for being a very clever and witty murder mystery series. Columbo is not perfect, has instances where he is incredibly disorganized, then later his thoughts will be completely organized. This is the part of his great charisma and charm. I find him to be a very funny and likable guy. Episodes of Columbo where the Murderer seems to have all his or her bases covered seem to be the best episodes. Dabney Coleman's character seems to have committed the perfect murder in this episode "Columbo and the murder of a rock star". Dabney Coleman plays a very rich lawyer (who has NEVER lost a murder case) who is threatened by his rocker girlfriend. Of course This Rich lawyer guy kills his girlfriend, Columbo gets suspicious and of course his suspicions inevitably lead to the Lawyer! Ah but the Lawyer comes up with a last minute airtight alibi! Then Columbo proves the alibi to be false! How? Oh no you've gotta watch it to find out! I'll never tell!


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