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Program:  Columbo
Broadcast History:
First Telecast: February 1968
Last Telecast: May 1978
Network(s): NBC / ABC
Currently Airs  On: Bravo
Previously Shown On:
Available Formats: VHS
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DVDs

Columbo: The Complete First Season [DVD](1971) DVD
Along with the pilot movies "Prescription: Murder" (1967) and "Ransom for a Dead Man" (1971), all seven episodes from the series's debut season--including "Murder by the Book" (directed by Steven Spielberg), "Death Lends a Hand," "Suitable for Framing," and "Blueprint for Murder"--are featured in a five-disc set. 12 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: French, Spanish.

Columbo: The Complete Second Season [DVD](1972) DVD
All eight episodes from season two--including "Etude in Black," "The Most Crucial Game," "Dagger of the Mind," "A Stitch in Crime," and "Double Shock"--are featured in a four-disc set. 10 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish.

Columbo: The Complete Third Season [DVD](1973) DVD
All eight episodes from season three--including "Lovely But Lethal," "Any Old Port in a Storm," "Double Exposure," "Publish or Perish," and "A Friend in Deed"--are featured in a two-disc set. 11 1/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: Spanish.

Columbo: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD](1974) DVD
All six episodes from season three--"An Exercise in Fatality," "Negative Reaction," "By Dawn's Early Light," "Troubled Waters," "Playback," and "A Deadly State of Mind"--are featured in a three-disc set. 9 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); bonus "Mrs. Columbo" episode.

Columbo: The Complete Fifth Season [DVD](1975) DVd
All six episodes from season five--"Forgotten Lady," "A Case of Immunity," "Identity Crisis," "A Matter of Honor," "Now You See Him...," and "Last Salute to the Commodore"--are featured in a three-disc set. Standard; Soundtrack: English; bonus "Mrs. Columbo" episode.

Columbo: The Complete Sixth And Seventh Seasons [DVD](1976) DVD
All three episodes from season six and all five episodes from season seven--including "Fade in to Murder," "The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case," "Try and Catch Me," "Make Me a Perfect Murder," and "The Conspirators"--are featured in a three-disc set. 10 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH).

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Columbo: Murder By The Book VHS
A young Steven Spielberg directed and Steven Bochco scripted this entry in which novelist Jack Cassidy plots the "perfect murder" of collaborator Martin Milner, only to have Columbo write the final chapter.

Columbo: Suitable For Framing VHS
An aging art collector, his jealous nephew, and the uncle's wife all form a murderous masterpiece for Columbo to solve. Ross Martin, Kim Hunter, Don Ameche guest star.

Columbo: Try And Catch Me VHS
Lt. Columbo has his eye on a case involving a famous mystery writer (Ruth Gordon) who uses one of her own stories as a blueprint for murder.

Columbo: Prescription: Murder(1967) VHS
Peter Falk made his debut as the disheveled detective Columbo in this tantalizing murder mystery. Psychiatrist Gene Barry thinks he's committed the perfect crime when he kills his wife, but Columbo always manages to ask ``just one more question.'' With William Windom, Nina Foch. 99 min.

Brenner VHS
No, it's not a series starring comic David Brenner. It's a CBS crime drama that ran periodically from 1959 to 1964 and stars Edward Binns as Det. Lt. Roy Brenner, a cop on New York's special Confidential Squad, and James Broderick as his patrolman son, Ernie. Episodes include "Blind Spot" (with Peter Falk) and "Good Friend." Includes original commercials. 60 min.

Drive-In Double Feature 76 VHS
Peter Falk is featured in one of his earliest appearances in "The Bloody Brood" (1959), about a group of drug-dealing beatniks who use perverse means to get their kicks. And in "The Beatniks" (1960), a group of hepcat delinquents are introduced to the world of show business.

The Bloody Brood(1959) VHS
In one of his earliest roles, Peter Falk plays the psychotic leader of a beatnik gang who enjoys torturing people. How psychotic is he? Enough to force a man to eat a hamburger made with broken glass! Outrageous made-in-Canada crime drama also stars Ronald Hartman, Jack Betts. 69 min.


Pocketful Of Miracles [DVD](1961) DVD
Pocketful Of Miracles(1961) VHS

Frank Capra's final film is a hilarious translation of a Damon Runyon tale set in 1930s New York, as gangster Glenn Ford repays street peddler Bette Davis for her "good luck" apples by passing her off as a well-to-do society lady for her visiting daughter (Ann-Margret in her film debut). Remake of Capra's 1933 "Lady for a Day" co-stars Peter Falk and Hope Lange. 136 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, Spanish mono, Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailer.  A Morty Pick

Pressure Point(1962) VHS
Riveting drama stars Sidney Poitier as a WWII government psychiatrist whose new patient (Bobby Darin) has been put in jail because of his neurotic behavior and his pro-Nazi sympathies. Through several intense flashbacks and analysis sessions, Poitier unearths the deep-rooted reasons for Darin's emotional troubles. Peter Falk co-stars. 87 min.

The Balcony(1963) VHS
Fascinating version of Jean Genet's psycho-erotic play about an accommodating brothel where visitors act out elaborate fantasies of power and desire. Shelley Winters is the madam, with Peter Falk as her police chief lover and Leonard Nimoy as his political opposite, the leader of a local revolution. 87 min.

It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World [DVD](1963) DVD
A veritable "Who's Who" of film comedy was assembled by director Stanley Kramer for this slapstick extravaganza. A group of strangers learns about $350,000 in hidden loot from a dying gangster and sets off on a madcap cross-country race to find it.Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Phil Silvers and Jonathan Winters star, with dozens of cameos ranging from Jack Benny to the Three Stooges. 161 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; documentary; outtakes; theatrical trailers.


Robin And The Seven Hoods [DVD](1964) DVD
Robin And The Seven Hoods(1964) VHS

The last of the "Rat Pack" films is set in Roaring Twenties Chicago, and Sinatra and crew play garrulous gangsters who rob from the rich and give to the poor...and themselves. Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bing Crosby, Peter Falk co-star; great score includes "My Kind of Town." 103 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; "making of" featurette; theatrical trailers; photo gallery; scene access.

Attack And Retreat(1965) VHS
World War II saga with an international cast about a squadron of Italian soldiers who band together with Russian prisoners once treated harshly by the Nazis to defeat their German enemies. Arthur Kennedy and Peter Falk are featured. AKA: "Italiano Brava Gente." 140 min.


The Great Race [DVD](1965) DVD
The Great Race(1965) VHS

"Kitchen sink" comic salute to silent slapstick from Blake Edwards follows a pack of wacky racers, including stalwart hero Tony Curtis, dastardly villain Jack Lemmon, and femme fatale Natalie Wood, on a 22,000-mile road race from New York to Paris in 1908. Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, Vivian Vance, Larry Storch and Ross Martin also star. 160 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French; Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; "making of" documentary; biographies; trailer.



Anzio [DVD](1968) DVD
Anzio(1968) VHS

Large-scale war drama centers on reporter Robert Mitchum, who joins Allied forces when they land on Anzio beach in June, 1944. Along with soldiers Reni Santoni and Peter Falk, Mitchum drives to Rome without altercation from the Nazis. This sets the stage for the Allies to avoid advancement to the city and concentrate on a coastal stronghold instead. This proves to be a huge mistake, leading to four months of horrific fighting and 30,000 casualties. Robert Ryan, Arthur Kennedy, Earl Holliman, Patrick Magee and Giancarlo Giannini also star. 117 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English mono, French, Spanish, Portuguese; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, more; theatrical trailers; scene access.

Castle Keep(1969) VHS
Unusual WWII story from Sydney Pollack starring Burt Lancaster as a one-eyed U.S. Army major who leads a squad of misfit soldiers to an art-filled Belgian castle for some rest and relaxation. But the Americans are soon forced into helping the castle's owner, a count, when the Nazis attack. Peter Falk, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Al Freeman, Jr. and Bruce Dern also star.

A Woman Under The Influence [DVD](1974) DVD
John Cassavetes directed this acclaimed, superbly acted drama starring Gena Rowlands as a housewife whose erratic behavior prompts construction worker husband Peter Falk to have her placed in a mental institution. The film takes place before and after her six-month stay at the facility, and is filled with the sort of wild, manic and unpredictable moments that are Cassavetes trademarks. 147 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English stereo; scene access.

Mikey And Nicky(1976) VHS
Critically acclaimed drama from writer/director Elaine May stars John Cassavetes as a Philadelphia street hood who thinks a contract on his life has been taken out and seeks help from childhood friend and fellow mobster Peter Falk. The pair spend the night roaming their own neighborhoods, but is Falk merely setting his buddy up? With Ned Beatty, William Hickey. 106 min.

Murder By Death [DVD](1976) DVD
An eccentric millionaire invites the world's greatest detectives to his mansion for "dinner and a murder" in Neil Simon's hilarious whodunit. The all-star cast includes Peter Sellers, David Niven, Maggie Smith, Peter Falk, James Coco, Alec Guinness, Truman Capote. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby mono, Spanish; Subtitles: English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; interview with Simon; production notes; biographies; trailer.  A Morty Pick

The Cheap Detective [DVD](1978) DVD
Neil Simon penned this hilarious homage to Bogey-like detective flicks. Peter Falk plays a wise-cracking gumshoe on a mysterious case who encounters a line-up of zanies that resemble characters out of 1940s movies. Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan, James Coco, John Houseman, Madeline Kahn and Dom DeLuise head the all-star supporting cast. 92 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, Spanish; Subtitles: English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; featurette; production notes; biographies; more.

The In-Laws(1979) VHS
Alan Arkin is a dentist; Peter Falk is a C.I.A. agent. When they meet at their kids' wedding and get involved in Central American intrigue, the laughs begin. Wild comedy with a slapstick wedding scene; co-starring Arlene Golonka, Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault. 103 min.  A Morty Pick

The Great Muppet Caper(1981) VHS
The Muppets tackle a mystery when Kermit, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo investigate the robbery of the fabulous Baseball Diamond, owned by fashion queen Diana Rigg. Miss Piggy is the prime suspect in the case, but there's more to the crime, and the Muppets try to get to the bottom of it. Charles Grodin, John Cleese also star. 98 min.


The Princess Bride(1987) VHS

The Princess Bride (Special Edition) [DVD](1987) DVD
Fun, fetching fantasy for the family from Rob Reiner, following the fairy tale quest of a young swashbuckler to rescue the title heroine from the evil machinations of her husband-to-be, a wily prince. Robin Wright and Cary Elwes are the young lovers; Billy Crystal, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant and Peter Falk. 98 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; documentary; audio commentary by Reiner, Wright, Patinkin; featurettes; more.

Wings Of Desire(1988) VHS
A hauntingly beautiful tale from German filmmaker Wim Wenders, depicting a black-and-white Berlin as seen through the eyes of angels who pass unnoticed to follow the people they're assigned to watch. Bruno Ganz stars as the seraph who yearns for a taste of humanity after falling for circus performer Solveig Dommartin; with a delightful cameo by Peter Falk. 130 min. In German with English subtitles.

Cookie(1989) VHS
Emily Lloyd (``Wish You Were Here'') is at her sassy best as a Brooklyn punkette who joins forces with her estranged Mafioso father (Peter Falk). Susan Seidelman's off-kilter charmer also features Dianne Wiest, Brenda Vaccaro, Lionel Stander. 93 min.

In The Spirit(1990) VHS
New Age sensibilities are sent up in this funky farce about two women, a businessman's neglected wife and a self-styled mystic and guru, who are stalked by a mysterious killer. Elaine May, Marlo Thomas, Peter Falk star, with cameos by Olympia Dukakis and Melanie Griffith. 94 min.

Tune In Tomorrow [DVD](1990) DVD
A hilarious and multi-layered comedy set in a New Orleans radio station in the `50s. Keanu Reeves is a young newswriter who falls for worldly aunt Barbara Hershey, while eccentric soap opera scripter Peter Falk uses his art to advance their romance...and vice versa. Based on a Mario Vargas Llosa novel, this farcical tale features "film-within-a-film" cameos by John Larroquette, Elizabeth McGovern and Hope Lange. 108 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; theatrical trailer.

The Player(1992) VHS
The Player (Letterboxed Version) VHS
The Player [DVD](1992) DVD
Scathing satire of contemporary Hollywood, scripted by Michael Tolkin from his novel and directed by Robert Altman, stars Tim Robbins as a hot shot studio executive attempting to find an angry screenwriter who has been sending him death threats. His search leads him into a world of romance, murder and "high-concept vehicles" for Julia Roberts and Bruce Willis. With Greta Scacchi, Whoopi Goldberg, Cynthia Stevenson, Lyle Lovett, Fred Ward and dozens of cameos. 123 min.

Faraway, So Close(1993) VHS
Wim Wenders' lushly filmed sequel to "Wings of Desire" is set in post-Cold War Berlin and follows an angel who assimilates into the real world and is faced with danger when he becomes an aide to a dealer in arms and pornography. Otto Sander, Nastassja Kinski, Horst Buchholz star, with cameos by Peter Falk and Mikhail Gorbachev. 146 min. In English, French and German with English subtitles.

Made (2001)/Swingers [DVD](1996) DVD
A "money" double bill opens with writer/director/co-star Jon Favreau's quirky dark comedy, in which he plays a two-bit boxer and bodyguard for stripper girlfriend Famke Janssen who takes a mysterious job in New York for smalltime L.A. mobster Peter Falk. Favreau's obnoxious pal (Vince Vaughn) accompanies him to the Big Apple, but Vaughn's motormouth and paranoid ways could get them both killed. Next, director Doug Liman's acclaimed seriocomedy follows a gang of '90s-style Los Angeles lounge lizards searching for "beautiful babies" and perfectly dry martinis. Jon Favreau, who also scripted, is a would-be actor from New York who settles into the swingers' scene to forget a failed romance. With Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham. 190 min. total.

Pronto(1997) VHS
Based on the Elmore Leonard novel, this fast-paced crime comedy stars Peter Falk as a long-time bookie being pursued by both the mob and the feds on a madcap chase from Miami to Italy. James LeGros, Glenne Headly co-star. 100 min.

Money Kings(1998) VHS
Peter Falk is a Korean War vet and bar owner who's been running an illegal gambling operation out of his pub for 30 years. When the local mob starts muscling in on his action, they send a high-ranking mobster's nephew to check out his books. The situation presents danger for Falk, his friends and family. With Freddie Prinze, Jr., Lauren Holly, Timothy Hutton. 111 min.

The Sunshine Boys(1998) VHS
Woody Allen and Peter Falk star as the former comedy partners who, after years of animosity, agree to reunite for a big-budget movie, only to have their long-simmering feud boil over again. Sarah Jessica Parker co-stars in Neil Simon's updating of his hilarious 1975 film. 90 min.


A Storm In Summer [DVD](2000) DVD
A Storm In Summer(2000) VHS

Peter Falk plays an elderly Jewish shopkeeper who agrees to take in a troubled black youth in this moving drama, based on a Rod Serling story, that follows the bond of friendship that forms between the pair. Aaron Meeks, Andrew McCarthy, Ruby Dee and Nastassja Kinski also star. 98 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital stereo; photo gallery; filmographies.


Corky Romano [DVD](2001) DVD
Corky Romano(2001) VHS

"Saturday Night Live" star Chris Kattan is an inept veterinary assistant who agrees to pose as an FBI agent in order to recover damaging evidence against dad Peter Falk, whose landscaping business is, unknown to Kattan, a front for Mafia activity. But when Kattan's klutziness inadvertently makes him a top agent, he's forced to choose between his family and his newfound success in this slapstick comic romp. With Vinessa Shaw, Chris Penn, Richard Roundtree. 86 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: Spanish, French; extended scenes.

Made [DVD](2001) DVD
Made(2001) VHS

From those "Swingers" guys, Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, comes a quirky dark comedy in which Favreau, a two-bit boxer and bodyguard for stripper girlfriend Famke Janssen, agrees to do a mysterious job in New York for smalltime Los Angeles mobster Peter Falk. Favreau gets Falk to agree to let the obnoxious Vaughn join him in the Big Apple, but Vaughn's annoying personality and paranoid ways threaten to botch the mission and get both men killed. With Sean Combs, Vincent Pastore and Faizon Love. 94 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround; deleted scenes; audio commentary by Favreau, Vaughn; music video; biographies; more.

Lakeboat [DVD](2001) DVD
Lakeboat(2001) VHS

One of David Mamet's early plays is beautifully translated to the screen with frequent Mamet collaborator Joe Mantegna directing. The autobiographical story concerns a graduate student and would-be writer (played by Mamet's younger brother Tony) who takes a summer job aboard a steel freighter on the Great Lakes. While contemplating his future, the young man befriends a colorful crew of characters, memorably brought to life by Robert Forster, Charles Durning, Peter Falk, J.J. Johnston and George Wendt; with Andy Garcia in a cameo. 98 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono.

The Lost World [DVD](2001) DVD
The Lost World(2001) VHS

A daring expedition led by the audacious Professor Challenger discovers a prehistoric realm located in a dense region of the Amazon jungle in this stunning adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic sci-fi novel. With Bob Hoskins, Peter Falk, Matthew Rhys, James Fox. 200 min. on two discs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; biographies; featurette; filmographies; interactive menus; scene access; more.


Undisputed [DVD](2002) DVD
Undisputed(2002) VHS

Wrongly accused of rape and sent to prison, heavyweight champ James "Ice Man" Chambers (Ving Rhames) runs afoul of prison pugilist Monroe Hutchin (Wesley Snipes). When enterprising fellow convict Peter Falk arranges a high-stakes match between the pair, the men must fight like never before to determine which is the true undisputed champion. With Jon Seda, Master P, Michael Rooker; Walter Hill ("48 Hrs.") directs. 93 min. Soundtrack: English.

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