A Colonel works for a highly revered and well respected General. Among the things that he has been doing is having an affair with the invalid General's wife and been diverting funds from the General's foundation to fund arms sales. The General discovers some peculiarities going on at the foundation, so he instructs Sergeant Keegan to investigate, he learns of the Colonel's activities, then instead of reporting it to the General, he tries to blackmail the Colonel. The Colonel in turn kills the Sergeant. But it's not long until Lt. Columbo is on the case and on the Colonel's trail.
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Last directorial credit of Sam Wanamaker
, circa 1988 production filmed in USA. Simultaneous to early plans regarding The Rose and The Globe Theatre projects. Several cast e.g. Peter Falk
participated in attending supportive events The London Programme: Saving the Rose Theatre
(1989) spanning up to 1998. Scenes were screened on overhead projector on street based stage, for introduction and as memorial tribute to many international performers present. See more
Multiple errors with Tanzer's military uniform. He is a master sergeant as indicated by the rank on his sleeves, but his name tag says "SGT TANZER", it should say MSG TANZER. It wouldn't though, since name tags do not have rank inscribed on them, only the last name. Tanzer also mentions he is in military intelligence, but the medallion on his lapel appears in have two crossed swords, which means he would be infantry. See more
Someone promises once and doesn't deliver, well, that's a busy man. Promises twice, he's not very efficient. Promises three times, I know when I'm being diddled. But here we are, after all. I take it all back.
As the program ends and the credits roll, the camera pans across the Civil War miniature figurines on their battlefield. It ends its motion on a tight closeup of a miniature figurine of Columbo himself, complete with trademark rumpled tan raincoat and arms up in his classic pose when interrupting to make a point. Clearly, his figuring is intended not as a Civil War relic, but instead as a little joke for the viewers. See more
I've Got A Crush On You
Written by George Gershwin See more