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Columbo: Season 8 (1989)




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The classic whodunit about the razor-sharp detective with a rumpled raincoat, a bumbling manner and no apparent first name. He always has 'uh, just one more question' before nailing the killer. `Columbo' premiered as an NBC series (following a couple of highly regarded TV-movies) in September 1971 as one of three rotating `Sunday Mystery Movie' elements (`McMillan and Wife' and `McCloud' were the other two). It ran for six seasons and was revived periodically in TV films over the next decades.


Peter Falk
as Lt. Columbo
Anthony Andrews
as Eliot Blake
Lindsay Crouse
as Dr. Joan Allenby
Robert Foxworth
as Col. Frank Brailie
Fisher Stevens
as Alex Brady
Lindsay Crouse
as Joan Allenby
Anthony Zerbe
as Max Dyson
Stephen Elliott
as Gen. Jack Padget
Steven Hill
as Marosco
Ken Lerner
as Dr. Walter Neff
Andy Romano
as Sgt. Maj. Lester Keegan
Jeff Perry
as Leonard Fisher
Stewart J. Zully
as Archie Sewell
Charles Howerton
as Sgt. Eckhart
Al Pugliese
as Phil Crossette
Marge Redmond
as Helen Hendrix
Janet Eilber
as Jenny Padget
Stephen Macht
as David Kincaid
Karen Austin
as Paula Hill
James Lashly
as Sgt. Winnick
James Greene
as Bert Spindler
Dave Florek
as Bartender
Alan Fudge
as Harrow
Pierrino Mascarino
as Tuba Player
Gayle Harbor
as `Bridesmaid'
Lynn Clark
as Marcia Bennett
Harry Johnson
as Charlie Lenz
Jerome Guardino
as Sgt. Burke
Molly Hagan
as Ruth Jernigan
Nan Martin
as Rose Walker
Peter Jurasik
as Dr. Simon Ward
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Critic Reviews for Columbo: Season 8

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

How great is it to have Columbo back?

October 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.

April 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.

April 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.

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

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

October 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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

April 22, 2020 | Full Review…

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