Columbo: Season 8 (1989)


Season 8
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Air date: Feb 6, 1989

This is one of the many made for TV movies revolving around the popular disheveled character created by Peter Falk - Lieutenant Columbo, of Homicide. In this one, the cigar-smoking detective is hot on the trial of a psychic with a penchant for murder.

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Air date: Feb 27, 1989

A film director uses his mastery of special effects to murder a vengeful friend who discovered the director's role in the death of the friend's sister years before. Columbo: Peter Falk. Marosco: Steven Hill. Ruth Jernigan: Molly Hagan. Rose: Nan Martin.

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Air date: Apr 3, 1989

It's an alluring title, to be sure, but faithful Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) does not stray from his never-seen wife in Columbo: Sex and the Married Detective. Lindsay Crouse guest stars as Dr. Joan Allenby, a radio personality billed as "Sex Therapist of the Airwaves". The doctor finds she must counsel herself when her personal assistant ends up in bed with Allenby's business manager/lover. The scorned lady murders the errant beau and tries to pin the blame on her assistant. Lt. Columbo smells a beautiful rat, and spends the rest of the 2-hour TV film dogging Dr. Allenby's trail. Sex and the Married Detective was originally telecast on the omnibus weekly series The ABC Monday Mystery Movie.

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Air date: May 1, 1989

This is one of the many made for TV movies revolving around the popular disheveled character created by Peter Falk - Lieutenant Columbo, of Homicide. In this one, the cigar-smoking detective has to prove that a tactician has killed the one person who is a threat to his career in the military.

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Critic Reviews for Columbo Season 8

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

How great is it to have Columbo back?

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

"Columbo" is really just the thing for those who think "Murder, She Wrote" is too fast-paced and raucous.

Apr 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Some wonderful detective.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

As he creeps along ever so slowly, you wish he'd just shut up, get on with it and make the arrest.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

It is nice to see Columbo back on the beat. But next time, let's give him a case worthy of his talents.

Apr 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Though somewhat repetitive, with scripts at times reworking characters and situations done before, and despite a dearth of big-name guest stars, [Peter] Falk's endearing characterization holds it all together.

Apr 21, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

This set is something of a mixed bag, although a forgivable one, given how long the concept had been away from TV screens.

Apr 21, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The joy is in watching the seemingly discombobulated homicide detective maneuver the perpetrators into hanging themselves.

Oct 22, 2018 | Full Review…

We know whodunit and how, but the fun, as always, is watching Falk drive the villain nuts with no end of apparently stupid questions: "Uh, one more thing, sir."

Oct 19, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Columbo: Season 8

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