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Columbo: Murder with Too Many Notes (2000)





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Peter Falk returns to the role of Lt. Columbo -- he of the grimy trenchcoat, dumb-like-a-fox interrogations, and the inevitable "Just one more question" -- in this two-hour TV-movie special. British comic actor Billy Connolly guest stars as famed movie composer/conductor Findlay Crawford, who commits murder rather than have the public discover that his Oscar-winning movie scores were ghostwritten by a younger and more talented tunesmith. Although the hard-drinking Crawford does a magnificent job covering his tracks and deflecting suspicion, shabby little Lt. Columbo suspects that there is more to the case than meets the eye. Beyond the usual cat-and-mouse banter between the detective and his prey, the film includes such highlights as a musical duet between Falk and Connelly (who knew that Peter Falk was capable of so stirring a rendition of "That's Amore"?). Reportedly filmed in 1999, Columbo: Murder With Too Many Notes made its ABC network bow on March 12, 2001.


Peter Falk
as Lt. Columbo
Billy Connolly
as Findlay Crawford
Richard Riehle
as Sgt. Degarmo
Charles Cioffi
as Sidney Ritter
Chad Willett
as Gabriel McEnery
Obi Ndefo
as Nathaniel Murphy
Randy Oglesby
as Joshua Vinten
Luis Avalos
as Antonio
Larry Gilman
as Tomblin
Van Epperson
as Photographer
Joann Lara
as Angela
Rob Elk
as Stalker
Susan Edwards
as Woman Victim
Douglas Callan
as Young Actor
Jennifer Rabos
as Young Actress
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The penultimate thriller in the Columbo series, Murder with Too Many Notes is a suspenseful mystery that has a comedic edge. The story follows award winning music conductor Findlay Crawford who kills his understudy after he threatened to expose Crawford's plagiarism; but Crawford's plan runs afoul when Lt. Columbo notices some things that don't add up. Billy Connolly gives a wonderful performance and makes for an intriguing villain for Columbo to match wits with. And while Peter Falk looks a little worn, he's able to incorporate that into his character and gives Lt. Columbo a new energy. Well-crafted and entertaining, Murder with Too Many Notes is an impressive crime drama.

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