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Columbo (1991)





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In this murder mystery, the rumpled detective battles wits with an unscrupulous jeweler over a dead nephew and a winning lotto ticket.


Peter Falk
as Lt. Columbo
Rip Torn
as Leon Lamarr
Jamie Rose
as Nancy Brower
Gary Kroeger
as Freddy Brower
Betsy Palmer
as Martha Lamarr
Warren Berlinger
as Det. Stroller
Robert Alan Browne
as Detective Lancer
Antony Ponzini
as Gregory Lopiccolo
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Rip Torn takes on Columbo in the mystery thriller Death Hits the Jackpot. After winning the lottery photographer Freddy Brower schemes with his uncle to collect his winnings without having to give any to his wife, but his uncle betrays and murders him; and it's up to Lt. Columbo to prove it. Torn gives an excellent performance and makes for a superb villain for Columbo to go up against. However, there are a few too many superfluous characters that end up cluttering the story and detracting from the mystery. Still, the plot is quite interesting and has some good twists. Smart and entertaining, Death Hits the Jackpot is an intriguing crime drama.

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