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A Bird in the Hand... 

Harold likes to gamble, but as a rule he loses and he is heavily in debt. His uncle is the famous Big Fred who is the owner of a football team and he is a millionaire. But Harold can't get ... See full summary »

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

Richard Levinson (created by), William Link (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Columbo
Tyne Daly ... Dolores
Greg Evigan ... Harold McCain
Frank McRae ... Lt. Robertson (as Frank Mc Rae)
Don S. Davis ... Bertie
León Singer ... Fernando (as Leon Singer)
Michael Gregory ... Mr. Hacker
Steve Forrest ... Big Fred
Stephen Liska ... Casino Manager
G.F. Smith G.F. Smith ... Salesman
Carol Swarbrick Carol Swarbrick ... Casino Waitress
Ed McCready Ed McCready ... Ed
John Petlock John Petlock ... Medical Examiner
Joel Beeson Joel Beeson ... Clyde
Kay Perry Kay Perry ... Honey
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Harold likes to gamble, but as a rule he loses and he is heavily in debt. His uncle is the famous Big Fred who is the owner of a football team and he is a millionaire. But Harold can't get a dime from him. So Harold decides to kill his uncle by a pipe bomb under his car. He is not surprised when he is told Big Fred is dead. He is surprised however that the death is due to a road accident. He rushes to his uncle's house and he finds Lt. Columbo getting excited about the car with the bomb... Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassino per gioco See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Repeated "stock footage": The film of two police cars racing to the scene of the second murder in "A Bird In The Hand", swerving around the corner by the liquor store is the same film seen in Columbo: No Time to Die (1992), as police rush to rescue Melissa. These two episodes were originally broadcast during the same year, one after the other. See more »

Goofs

When Columbo shows Dolores the video playback of the Rolls Royce exploding, a crew member can be clearly seen in front of the car kicking a piece of bodywork (presumably a wing or bonnet section) across the shot. See more »

Soundtracks

Rags To Riches
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Written by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross
Performed by Tony Bennett
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Lesser Falk Role But Others Fill In
19 March 2018 | by scottschada@yahoo.comSee all my reviews

I found "A Bird In the Hand " a refreshing change from my addictive Columbo habit. Yes, there is a lot less of the great Peter Falk, but Tyne Daly is wonderful to watch, and as others have said, the photography is fine, and the story kept me interested. The initial "bad guy", nephew of a wealthy sports team owner, was well played, and good looking at least; certainly not unappealing, and overall, the action moved along at a good pace. Good show.


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