Kay Freestone is a West Coast TV executive whose boss, Mark McAndrews, is also her secret lover. When he gets promoted to a position in New York, he dumps her - and even denies her the job he's leaving. Her consolation prize is a new Mercedes. She's more interested in the gun he drops on the bed - after he jokingly invites her to shoot him. Joking or not, she takes him up on it. Later, he's found shot to death in his office. Kay seems to have been in the projection room when it happened. She was screening her pet project - a violent TV film called "The Professionals" - for her superiors. When our rumpled, redoubtable Lt. Columbo investigates, he learns this Emmy-winning producer can commit a bloody act just as well as film it.
Did You Know?
At 1:35, when Columbo is trying to fix the rear view mirror on his Peueot and causes an accident, his car already has the rear end damage attributed to the accident. See more
At 0:25:38, the actress Trish van Devere looks briefly in the camera. See more
[watches the changed reel, sees a character shoot himself in the head, turns away in disgust
HOW LONG are they gonna keep putting stuff like that on television?
This Old Man
Traditional English children's marching song
Whistled by Columbo (Peter Falk
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