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No Time to Die 

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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Detective Andy Parma
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Sergeant Goodman
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Detective Dennis Mulrooney
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Strassa
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Alex Varrick
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Police Captain
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Eileen Hacker
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Bailey
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Albert Wagner
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Louise Hays
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Tubby Comfort
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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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This is based on Ed McBain's 87th Precinct novel "So Long As You Both Shall Live" (originally published 1976). See more »

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You can not blow up an image enough to see the writing on a class ring.

The red safe light used in the dark room is for black and white prints only. It would ruin color prints. See more »

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Columbo: You're not losing a daughter, you're gaining a police force.
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Referenced in The Larry Sanders Show: Out of the Loop (1992) See more »

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Can't Help Falling In Love
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Written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore
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The worst Columbo?
25 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although I didn't think much of Grand Deceptions or Last Salute to the Commodore and was underwhelmed by Dead Weight, even they had their few interest points. Which is more than I can say for No Time to Die. And I say this as a huge fan of Columbo. I give it points for its striking filming, Joanna Going's hotness and while Columbo is nowhere near as interesting as he has been before and since Peter Falk still does his best, though he has been much better. However there are too many things wrong with this episode to list, starting with the title. Very misleading, I agree that something like The Vanishing Bride(slightly generic perhaps) would've been far better. As for the pace, I wouldn't say it is one of the dullest entries of the series, I'd go as far to say it was the dullest, even beating the overlong and sluggish Last Salute to the Commodore, it starts not easy to get into and ends just as unsatisfyingly. At least Commodore had the sailing jokes, No Time to Die has nothing remotely interesting, intelligent, clever or funny in its writing, it all feels very humourless and aimless. The story is another attempt at a change of formula, and fails utterly, with the story getting increasingly implausible and stupid and no delightful scenes between Columbo and the villain. The characters are some of the blandest of any Columbo episode, the victim is completely lacking in personality and the villain is a right wimp it is difficult to feel anything for him. The music feels obtrusive and doesn't add much to the atmosphere, and of the acting the only one who acquits himself close to adequately is Falk. In conclusion, a failure and perhaps the worst of the series. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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