Columbo (1971–2003)
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Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star 

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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
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Trish Fairbanks
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Marcy Edwards
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Neddy Malcolm
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Sam Marlowe
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Chief Quentin Corbett
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Hugh Creighton
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Gardener Ando Miaki
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Ann Weldon ...
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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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29 April 1991 (USA)  »

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Trivia

When Columbo goes to the private detective, hired by Dabney Coleman's character to check on the mistress, the series pays homage to classic film noir "private eyes". The name of the private eye is, Sam Marlowe. This is a combination of the names, Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe. Sam Spade was the fictional private detective of Dashiell Hammett's 1930 novel, The Maltese Falcon. Phillip Marlowe was the fictional character created in Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel "The Big Sleep". See more »

Goofs

The speeding photos are timestamped at 15:11. Yet the shadow from the cars are very long indicating a time nearer to dusk or dawn. See more »

Quotes

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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Followed by Columbo: Strange Bedfellows (1995) See more »

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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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