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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Columbo is revealed to be of Italian descent and is fluent in Italian. See more »

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When Leon breaks the watch, he waits for the second hand to stop. This was clearly achieved by freeze-framing, rather than the watch actually stopping. See more »

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Columbo: The bad news is that Mr. Lamarr here is going to be arrested for the murder of your husband.
Nancy Brower: Leon, how could you?
[Leon snorts]
Nancy Brower: What's the good news?
Columbo: The good news is that you just inherited the better part of $24 million after taxes. It wasn't Mr. Lamarr who won the lottery, it was your late husband. Even though you were in the process of a divorce, you were still legally married at the time of the drawing.
Nancy Brower: So I get the money?
Columbo: All of those millions.
Leon Lamarr: It'll be a cold day in hell.
Nancy Brower: What!
Leon Lamarr: You lying,...
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Rip Torn is Brilliant
16 August 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Wow.This has got to be one of my favorite mystery/detective thrillers of all time.(And not just Columbo titles)To say the plot of this is ingenious would actually be an understatement.I just fell in love with the storyline,everything.Rip Torn takes the character of Leon Lamarr and turns him into one of my most favorite villains ever.Torn was simply brilliant.Death Hits the Jackpot is all peaks and no valleys.

The costuming at the Halloween party was delightful, and the performance of Betsy Palmer was very solid.I could watch this countless times over and never cease to be amazed with the quality of this mystery, the cast, the subtle clues and tidbits of evidence, the whole package is right up my alley.I give it a 10 out of 10.


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