Columbo: Season 11, Episode 2

No Time to Die (15 Mar. 1992)

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Columbo attends the wedding of his nephew, who is also with the LAPD. Suddenly it turns out that the bride is missing, possibly kidnapped. Columbo sets up the investigation to figure out what happened.

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Melissa Alexandra Hayes
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Sergeant Goodman
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Columbo attends the wedding of his nephew, who is also with the LAPD. Suddenly it turns out that the bride is missing, possibly kidnapped. Columbo sets up the investigation to figure out what happened.

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One of the very few times that Columbo carries a gun. He does not use it. See more »

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Melissa Alexandra Hayes: Please, God, help me! Why did he let the door rust? Why didn't he oil it? Rust... that's it! Vinegar dissolves rust, vinegar does this, vinegar does that, thank you Mom for telling me that, and thank you, God!
[pours a bottle of vinegar on the hinges]
Melissa Alexandra Hayes: Let it soak in, Melissa, don't rush it.
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Follows Columbo: Death Hits the Jackpot (1991) See more »

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The Columbo That's Not A Columbo
5 March 2010 | by (Essex) – See all my reviews

Hmmmm...this is a real curate's egg. If only this wasn't marketed as an episode of Columbo, then it would actually be a perfectly acceptable standalone kidnapping movie. The thing is, although "No Time To Die" features Lieutenant Columbo, it's not stylistically or structurally a "Columbo" show as such, and doesn't really deserve to be viewed as part of the series.

What it does do is reveal just how important the normal formula is to the success of the show. Although I have no issues with experimental variations on the basic formula, a Columbo without a murder is just not a Columbo. When you sit down to watch an episode of Columbo, you want the familiarity of the basic plot structure so that you can really get into the characters and how their lives have become enmeshed in the horrific aftermath of a sudden homicide.

"No Time To Die" just doesn't work in the same way. The whole format is so different from normal that if you're in the mood for a traditional Columbo, this is bound to leave you feeling short-changed and a bit cheated.

On the other hand though, if you're fully aware before viewing that "No Time To Die" is a kidnap movie rather than a murder mystery, then you'll probably find it quite a gripping story. And at the end of the day, Lt Columbo's presence will only add to your enjoyment.

I compare this to a musician's guest appearance on another artist's album, as opposed to their own release. It's like Lieutenant Columbo is making a guest appearance on a totally separate movie, rather than being the star of his own.


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