Columbo: Season 11, Episode 1

Death Hits the Jackpot (15 Dec. 1991)

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Freddy, a down-on-his-luck photographer in the final stages of a divorce, wins $30 million in the lottery. In order to not share it with his wife before the divorce is finalized, he ... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Leon Lamarr
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Nancy Brower
Gary Kroeger ...
Freddy Brower
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Martha Lamarr
Warren Berlinger ...
Det. Stroller
Antony Ponzini ...
Gregory Lopiccolo
Penny Santon ...
Momma
Marilyn Tokuda ...
Judy
Brit Lind ...
Trish (as Britt Lind)
Robert Alan Browne ...
Detective Lancer
Daniel Trent ...
Detective Braverman
Donald Craig ...
Auctioneer
Peter Schreiner ...
Otto
Shane McCabe ...
Meyer McGinty
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Freddy, a down-on-his-luck photographer in the final stages of a divorce, wins $30 million in the lottery. In order to not share it with his wife before the divorce is finalized, he arranges for his uncle Leon to cash in the ticket and give Freddy the money after the divorce. But Uncle Leon has ideas of his own... Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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This is the third episode in which Columbo speaks fluent Italian. See more »

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When Columbo is showing Leon the f-stops on the camera, he passes it to him lens first. The close-up then shows it with lens pointing away from Leon, then the next long shot lens first - at which point Columbo turns it round. See more »

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Columbo: Well, the bad news, ma'am, is that Mr. Lamarr here is going to be arrested for the murder of your husband.
Nancy Brower: Oh, my God. Leon, how could you?
Leon Lamarr: Ha!
Nancy Brower: And what's the good news?
Columbo: That you've just inherited the better part of $24 million after taxes. It wasn't Mr. Lamarr who won the lottery, it was your late husband.
Nancy Brower: [pretending surprise] What?
Columbo: And even though you were in the process of getting a divorce, you were still legally married at the time of the drawing.
Nancy Brower: I get the money?
Columbo: All of it. All of those ...
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Good second series episode, solid as ever
4 February 2001 | by (Rochester, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

Again Columbo performs brilliantly, with all the usual details. But also the plot is quite good, with the killer acting more wise than usual. Some of the evidence is excellent and there is a wonderful side role for an Italian woman, which is subtitled.


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