Columbo (1971–2003)
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Butterfly in Shades of Grey 

L.A. radio moderator Chase kills Jerry Winters, a member of his staff who tried to help Chase's daughter Victoria (also a staff member) to leave her father and become a novelist in New York... See full summary »

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Victoria Chase
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Gerald 'Gerry' Winters
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Louis 'Lou' Cates
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Station Manager
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Theodore 'Ted' Malloy
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Deirdre 'DeeDee' Ross
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Deirdre's Agent
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Senator Gordon Madison
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Marian Burke
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Officer Davis
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L.A. radio moderator Chase kills Jerry Winters, a member of his staff who tried to help Chase's daughter Victoria (also a staff member) to leave her father and become a novelist in New York. Chase presents a fine alibi: Winters was shot dead while speaking to him on the phone, even the shooting was recorded on his answering machine. Everything seems perfect, but will Lt. Columbo really believe this story? Written by Otto Oberhauser <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>

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Second appearance by William Shatner as the villain in an episode of Columbo. See more »

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When Columbo interrupts Chase's lunch, Chase signs his name twice - once for an autograph and once for the lunch bill. He signs his name William Shatner both times, clearly crossing a T at the end. There are no Ts in Fielding Chase. See more »

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Soap Opera Director: Okay... homeless people, go home!
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Followed by Columbo: A Trace of Murder (1997) See more »

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A great match for Shatner and Falk again
26 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For Columbo fans, William Shatner plays the controlling Fielding Chase who kills a man who can separate him from his adoptive daughter played wonderfully by Molly Hagen. The key to solving the case is as fascinating as the actual murder. Columbo figures out who done it but how does he catch him. As in any Columbo feature, all the crimes are solved by one loose thread or link. It is nice to see Three's Company Richard Kline as his daughter's friend and literary agent. William Shatner plays Fielding Chase as the overly protective suffocating surrogate father to Molly Hagen's character in this film. It is a believable one and fun to watch anyway. Like I said, I will watch Columbo all the time. I am waiting for the Columbo Cable Channel.


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