Columbo: Dead Weight (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

Columbo: Dead Weight (1971)





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While on a sailing-boat Helen Stewart witnesses far-away, inside a room, a man with a gun killing another. She notifies the fact to the Police and Lt. Columbo begins to investigate. The man is the famous General Martin Hollister, a war hero. Lt. Columbo searches his house and afterwards he is very doubtful about Helen's statement...


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Dead Weight is an unconventional Columbo mystery that's full of intrigue. After killing his business partner, military contractor Gen. Hollister discovers that there's an eye-witness to his crime and attempts to get her to recant her testimony before Lt. Columbo can build a case against him. The plot is written rather well, and plays with the series formula a bit. Additionally, Eddie Albert and Suzanne Pleshette deliver strong performances that give an exceptional amount of depth to their characters. A clever thriller, Dead Weight is an impressive addition to the Columbo series.

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