Columbo : The Most Crucial Game (1972)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Peter Falk is as shrewd and sloppy as ever as Lt. Columbo in the made-for-TV Most Crucial Game. Columbo's quarry this time is oh-so-clever murderer Robert Culp. The lieutenant is certain that Culp is the guilty party, but the suspect has an foolproof alibi that places him miles from the murder scene. Also appearing in Most Crucial Game are members of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team (no, Culp doesn't kill them). This 90-minute episode of TV's Columbo series was originally telecast November 5, 1972.



police-detective, alibi, coach, killer