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Lauren Staton and Lisa Martin kill their two-timing lover Nick Franco. Lauren's the one who pulled the trigger and they've made it look like Franco was killed by a burglar in his apartment.... See full summary »

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Lisa Martin
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Nick Franco
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Ruddick
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Doug Sheehan ...
Riley
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Nick's Maid
Tom Henschel ...
Fingerprint Man
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Bruce Ed Morrow ...
Medical Examiner (as Bruce E. Morrow)
Heath Kizzier ...
Photo Clerk
Daniel Trent ...
Detective #1 (as Daniel T. Trent)
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Lauren Staton and Lisa Martin kill their two-timing lover Nick Franco. Lauren's the one who pulled the trigger and they've made it look like Franco was killed by a burglar in his apartment. They've prepared well with both having solid alibis. Lt. Colombo is in charge of the case and is very much attracted to the beautiful Lauren. She uses that to her advantage and is soon buying him gifts and giving him the odd kiss. Colombo is flattered but begins to see anomalies in some of the physical evidence. He becomes certain that Laura is involved in Franco's death but realizes he will only be able to make an arrest if he gets a confession. He manages to get that but even he is surprised when learns of her true relationship to Lisa. Written by garykmcd

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31 October 1993 (USA)  »

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With the exception of the two pilot episodes, this is the only episode where the phrase "Peter Falk as Columbo" appears in one frame at the beginning. Usually, "Peter Falk as" is shown first, followed by "Columbo" in a separate frame. See more »

Goofs

Most women wore long at the Lauren's party but one women entered the house in a short gold-spangled cocktail dress with matching hip-length open jacket. At the end of the party she left in just the dress -- with a fur coat/jacket over her arm. See more »

Quotes

Laura Staton: You've come to tell me you can't make it tonight?
Lt. Columbo: Oh, nooooo.
Laura Staton: You've come to tell me there's one more thing?
Lt. Columbo: [Breaks into a huge grin] That's a yes.
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Follows Columbo: No Time to Die (1992) See more »

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excellent later period Columbo
3 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Faye Dunaway is the guest star of this marvelous Columbo, who seems to be entering into a flirtation with a beautiful socialite. This is a little off the beaten track for our sloppy detective friend as the lady even attempts to spiff him up with a new tie.

The socialite has, with a partner, murdered her gigolo lover and attempted to cover up the true time of the killing, thereby providing an alibi for herself. She's very clever. So, of course, is Columbo. The Dunaway character is depending on Columbo's attraction to her to get away scott-free.

This is a clever script with a marvelous performance by Dunaway, Claudia Christian, and the man himself, Peter Falk.


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