Columbo (1971–2003)
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A self-styled "motivation research specialist" uses subliminal cues to commit a murder. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Director:

Richard Quine

Writers:

Stephen J. Cannell, Richard Levinson (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Columbo
Robert Culp ... Dr. Bart Kepple
Robert Middleton ... Vic Norris
Chuck McCann ... Roger White
Louise Latham ... Mrs. Norris
Arlene Martel ... Tanya Baker (as Arlene Martell)
Danny Goldman Danny Goldman ... Press Photographer
John Milford ... 1st Detective
George Wyner ... Film Editor
Richard Stahl Richard Stahl ... Ballistics Man
Francis De Sales ... Patterson (as Francis DeSales)
Alma Beltran ... Housekeeper
Dennis Robertson Dennis Robertson ... Detective Marley
Harry Hickox ... 2nd Detective
Ann Driscoll Ann Driscoll ... Mrs. Halstead
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Storyline

Dr. Bart Keppel has a very high opinion of himself. Notwithstanding that opinion, he is being fired by Vic Norris, so Bart plans a murder, constructing a perfect alibi for himself while building evidence against the victim's wife. He kills Vic while running commentary on a promotional short film; but, even in the most perfect planning, there are bound to be some failures, and you can be sure that Lt. Columbo will find them out. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alibi calibro 22 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Culp's character Dr. Bart Kepple wears a green single breasted blazer at one point. Culp also wore a green blazer in both of his other appearances as the murderer: Investigator Nelson Brimmer in Columbo: Death Lends a Hand (1971) and Paul Hanlon in Columbo: The Most Crucial Game (1972). See more »

Goofs

When Columbo arrives at a back office with monitors, he's being tracked by a videocamera. He arrives and sees himself live on the monitor, filmed from behind. What he sees doesn't match with his actual position, judging by a hand resting against a wall. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Bart Keppel: Sounds like you feel a little empty-headed at the moment, but I don't think you're empty-headed at all.
Lt. Columbo: Oh, thank you very much.
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Connections

References High Plains Drifter (1973) See more »

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very solid
13 July 2010 | by stones78See all my reviews

I usually watch Columbo for the guest villains/murderers, and this episode stars the arrogant Robert Culp, who's in my opinion second only to Jack Cassidy as far as great guest stars/killers go. Culp perfectly portrays Dr. Bart Kepple, a research specialist who's responsible for this new fangled gizmo called subliminal messaging, and he's a very proud and confident man. The method of the murder is quite original, yet very risky, but Culp makes any routine murder that much more interesting. Kepple naturally underestimates Columbo, and tries to outsmart him, even though Columbo is adept at playing dumb to the arrogant suspect. Speaking of dumb, that award goes to the film projectionist, who stupidly blackmails Kepple and practically asks to get himself killed, in which Kepple obliges. Lastly, the conclusion is better than many other episodes, as Columbo uses Kepple's technique against him.


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