Columbo Ein Spatz in der Hand (1971–2003) watch online HD
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The football footage which shows two mock American football teams are excerpts from an actual Canadian Football League game shot in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Edmonton Eskimos.
This is the only episode in which Columbo himself is a witness to a murder he solves.
Repeated "stock footage": The film of two police cars racing to the scene of the second murder in "A Bird In The Hand", swerving around the corner by the liquor store is the same film seen in Columbo: No Time to Die (1992), as police rush to rescue Melissa. These two episodes were originally broadcast during the same year, one after the other.
A unique episode in which the killer's preparations for murder don't go according to plan because someone else commits the crime in a totally different manner, and an innocent victim is killed instead.
|Episode cast overview, first billed only:|
|Greg Evigan||-||Harold McCain|
|Frank McRae||-||Lt. Robertson (as Frank Mc Rae)|
|Don S. Davis||-||Bertie|
|León Singer||-||Fernando (as Leon Singer)|
|Michael Gregory||-||Mr. Hacker|
|Steve Forrest||-||Big Fred|
|Stephen Liska||-||Casino Manager|
|Carol Swarbrick||-||Casino Waitress|
|John Petlock||-||Medical Examiner|