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

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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Sgt. Hubach
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Himself
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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
Joseph Chapman ...
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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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One of the few episodes Peter Falk played opposite to his wife Shera Danese. See more »

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The killer's fake alibi hinges on a speed trap photo. An accomplice drove his car past a speed trap wearing a mask, a flat photo of the murderer's face. This is demonstrated by Columbo towards the end of the show.

In that demonstration, it is clear that the person wearing the mask can't see, and Columbo helps her to exit his car. The photo of the speed camera also shows the killer's eyes, there were no holes in the mask. That means the accomplice supposedly drove the car fast enough to set off the speed trap, while completely blind... 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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Followed by Columbo: A Bird in the Hand... (1992) See more »

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With Columbo, you can't go wrong!
26 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am one of the biggest Columbo fans. I just love Peter Falk and his most famous character, Lieutenant Columbo. In this one, Dabney Coleman plays a wealthy corrupt attorney who kills his rock star girlfriend and sets her male lover with the crime. We don't actually see the crime since it's not Columbo's style to show a victim in a degrading matter. We are only given hints of what he does to her. It's fine by me. Columbo episodes are always tastefully done rather than carelessly graphic. What makes Columbo episodes so entertaining is the empathy for the victims regardless of judgment. Dabney Coleman as a popular LA criminal defense attorney tries to outsmart Columbo but fails. No criminal is smart enough to beat Columbo.


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