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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Sam Marlowe
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Chief Quentin Corbett
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Hugh Creighton
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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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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 »

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Just to add to the champagne bottle goof:: When the rock chick's biker guy takes the bottle from the middle, the bottle on the second row falls down to the bottom. You can see the biker guy's reaction as if it was not meant to happen. But then when the rock chick's killer opens the fridge, the bottles are in perfect line with each other. Even though its not a major goof, it is a bit sloppy, especially when there is so much 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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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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