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"Columbo" Death Hits the Jackpot (1991)

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Director:
Writers:
Richard Levinson (created by) &
William Link (created by) ...
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
15 December 1991 (Season 11, Episode 1)
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Plot:
Freddy, a down-on-his-luck photographer in the final stages of a divorce, wins $30 million in the lottery... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Rip Torn is Brilliant See more (8 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Rip Torn ... Leon Lamarr

Jamie Rose ... Nancy Brower
Gary Kroeger ... Freddy Brower

Betsy Palmer ... 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

Elizabeth Lambert ... Leda

Victoria Boa ... Shari
Michael Prince ... Mr. Weatherford
Anita Dangler ... Mrs. Weatherford

Dick Patterson ... Master of Ceremonies
Ed McCready ... Security Guard

Dianne Travis ... Greta (as Dianne Turley Travis)
Robert Rothwell ... Minister
Margaret Howell ... Saleswoman in Jewelry Store
Kathryn White ... 1st Woman
Marjorie Stapp ... 2nd Woman
Charner Wallis ... 3rd Woman
Larry Randolph ... John

Webster Williams ... Car Salesman
Michael Halpin ... Staff Person
Gerry Okuneff ... Patrolman
Marte Boyle Slout ... Lady At Auction
Allen Rice ... Man At Auction
Dona Speir ... Model #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barron Christian ... Cardinal Richelieu (uncredited)
Charles D. Miller ... Crime Scene Cop (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Vincent McEveety 
 
Writing credits
Richard Levinson (created by) &
William Link (created by)

Jeffrey Bloom (written by)

Robert Van Scoyk  uncredited

Produced by
Peter Falk .... executive producer
Todd London .... co-producer
Christopher N. Seiter .... producer (as Christopher Seiter)
 
Original Music by
Steve Dorff 
 
Cinematography by
George Koblasa (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael J. Lynch 
 
Production Design by
Bill Ross 
 
Art Direction by
Cosmas A. Demetriou  (as Cosmas Demetriou)
 
Set Decoration by
Mary Ann Good 
 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Saint Anne 
 
Makeup Department
Paula Griffin .... hairstylist
Lisa Pharren .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Christopher N. Seiter .... unit production manager (as Christopher Seiter)
Stephen Swofford .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David D'Ovidio .... second assistant director
Joseph A. Ingraffia .... first assistant director (as Joseph Ingraffia)
 
Art Department
Michael Walsh .... sets leadman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Thomas E. Allen .... sound mixer (as Thomas E. Allen Sr.)
Paul B. Clay .... supervising sound editor (as Paul Clay)
Rick Bozeat .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Susan Kurtz .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ron Stephenson .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Lewis Bush .... costume supervisor (as Robert Bush)
Jill Sheridan .... costume supervisor
 
Music Department
Laurie Higgins Tobias .... supervising music editor
 
Other crew
Joshua Silverman .... assistant location manager
William Read Woodfield .... executive story consultant
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Levinson  creator
William Link  creator

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Runtime:
Germany:92 min | USA:120 min (including commercials) | USA:98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG (video rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2008)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Columbo is revealed to be of Italian descent and is fluent in Italian.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Columbo:You know, on second thought, maybe I oughta have our old car repainted. Jack, it's 25 years. I oughta do something special.
Jack:Your car or her car?
Columbo:I didn't hear that.
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Rip Torn is Brilliant, 16 August 2006
Author: mountain227 from USA

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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