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A Trace of Murder 

A beautiful wife and her forensic expert boyfriend try to frame her very rich husband for murder.

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Patrick Kinsley
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A millionaire's being threatened with a lawsuit by a man he did business with. When he gets into a fight with the man, his trophy wife is more embarrassed than concerned about her husband. Now she can't divorce her husband because of a pre-nuptial agreement. And if she kills him, she would be the prime suspect. So she along with her lover decides to kill the man who is suing her husband and frame her husband. Which they do. When Columbo investigates the murder, one of the forensic people helping him is the woman's lover. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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15 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Trivia

When soliciting his help questioning the accomplice, Columbo says to Pat, the murder, "Three eyes are better than one." This is an inside joke reference to the fact that actor Peter Falk has a prosthetic eye whereas the character, Columbo, does not. See more »

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When Columbo is showing Pat a map, he starts to lay the map out on a desk and says "This first". In the very next shot he once again says the same thing, "This first". See more »

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Lt. Columbo: Gee, I've got a dozen stops to make. You know, the first day of a homicide investigation, you wouldn't believe it. It's murder.
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Follows Columbo: Death Hits the Jackpot (1991) See more »

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One of the best
2 January 2005 | by (Gilbertown, Alabama) – See all my reviews

I've read lots of comments about this movie, both good and bad, and I must say that I think it is one of the best of the newer Columbo movies. This was actually the first time I'd seen him stumped for the majority of the movie, and it wasn't until shortly before the end that he actually figured it out. Although I love Columbo, the main reason I decided to watch this one was because I loved David Rasche in Sledge Hammer (please make more of those). However, the plot for this one kept me riveted to the couch and not wanting to move. Possibly not as good as many of the classics from the 70s, but definitely better than most of the newer episodes I've seen. Watch it if you get a chance.


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