Columbo (1971–2003)
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Columbo Likes the Nightlife 

Columbo gets a taste of the Los Angeles rave scene as he investigates the apparent suicide of a tabloid reporter.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Linwood Coben
Tony Galper
Freddie (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Sean Jarvis
Officer Rogers
Eve Kagan ...
Pink Feather Boa
Print Guy


After her ex-boyfriend, mobster Tony Galper, dies in an accident in her home, Vanessa turns to club owner Justin Prince to help her out. He disposes of the body for her but unknown to him, tabloid photographer Linwood Coben secretly photographed him getting rid of the body. He tells Prince he can have the negatives and prints for $250,000 and Prince agrees to pay him. They meet that evening but Prince has every intention of killing him, making it look like Coben committed suicide. Reviewing the crime scene, Colombo immediately has his doubts about the suicide. To solve Coben's murder however, he will also have to solve what happened to Galper. Written by garykmcd

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30 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Both actor Matthew Rhys who plays the murderer, and Peter Falk starred together in the BBC 1 TV adaptation of The Lost World in 2001. Released two years prior to this episode. Interesting though is that Peter Falk played a fanatical religious man and potential murderer in that production opposite Rhys' heroic nice guy. See more »


When Freddie the Messenger confronts Lt. Columbo while seated in his car, they have a short conversation, then he presents Columbo with his Mafia business card, but the printed title on the card is all wrong. It reads COPO TUTTI DE COPO which has no meaning. The correct and very common expression in the underworld is Capo di tutti Capi, which means Boss of all Bosses. See more »


Lt. Columbo: What are these fish called again?
Justin Price: Koi.
Lt. Columbo: Koi! Magnificent creatures.
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21 March 2003 | by (Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Columbo is an icon in our society now.....I even saw a Japanese movie listed with "Columbo" in the title. Even the worst Columbo episodes are better than NO Columbo episodes for those of us who love Columbo! This wasn't the worst one I've ever seen....but my suggestion would be to get some of our newer hollywood/music bigwigs to sign-on to appearing as the "suspects". (who wouldn't love to see Tom Hanks in one?) If you look back at the older Columbo episodes, you'll see that many big-time and high-profile actors/actresses were the villians in many episodes of Columbo....even Johnny Cash! This really added to the shows and is something that seems to have been lost....I'd love to see people who had hit t.v. shows back in the 70's, 80's and 90's appear. I'll have to admit that back in the early 70's when I was in high school I watched faithfully and have been a big fan ever since. I hope Peter Falk is planning another episode soon.....cross your fingers fellow Columbo-philes!

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