COLUMBO: CAUTION: MURDER CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH (TV)

Summary

One in this series of police dramas in which Los Angeles homicide detective Lt. Columbo's unassuming manner masks his keen intelligence and sharp investigative abilities. In this episode, Columbo sets out to prove that television host Wade Anders is guilty of murdering his long-time rival, Budd Clark. Anders uses Clark's addiction to cigarettes to poison him by adding concentrated nicotine sulfate drops, which kill almost instantly, to his cigarettes. Anders hosts "Crime Alert," a program devoted to hunting down criminals on the run with the help of the viewing audience. Columbo pretends to solicit the celebrity's assistance in solving the case, knowing full well that he is the murderer. Columbo finds the evidence he needs with the help of the deceased's dog and discrepancies at the scene of the crime.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: February 20, 1991 Wednesdasy 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:29:45
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:25613
  • GENRE: Drama, police/private detective
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama, police/private detective
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1968-1978; ABC - 1989-2003
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CREDITS

    • Jon Epstein … Executive Producer
    • Peter Falk … Co-Executive Producer
    • Alan J. Levi … Supervising Producer
    • Todd London … Co-Producer
    • Daryl Duke … Director
    • Richard Levinson … Created by
    • William Link … Created by
    • Sonia Wolf … Writer
    • Patricia Ford … Writer
    • April Raynell … Writer
    • John Cacavas … Music by
    • Peter Falk … Cast, Lt. Columbo
    • George Hamilton … Cast, Wade Anders
    • Peter Haskell … Cast, Budd Clark
    • Penny Johnson … Cast, Maxine Jarrett
    • Robert Donner … Cast, Archie
    • Steven Gilborn … Cast, the Medical Examiner
    • Rick Najera … Cast, Henry Santos
    • Marie Chambers … Cast, Lisa
    • Dennis Bailey … Cast, Sergeant Lewis
    • Patricia Allison … Cast, Melanie
    • Jack Tate … Cast, John
    • Paul Ganus … Cast, Jack
    • Linda Dona … Cast, Barbara Baylor
    • Michael Russo … Cast, Duke Dimarco
    • Louis Herthum … Cast, the Technician
    • Emily Kuroda … Cast, Linda
    • Guerin Barry … Cast, the Hairdresser
    • Barry O'Neill … Cast, Randy
    • Seth Foster … Cast, Al Morrow
    • Jim Jarrett … Cast, the Production Assistant
    • Mary Ingersoll … Cast, Sergeant Fishwater
    • Lisa Marie Russell … Cast, Judy
    • Mimi Monaco … Cast, Wanda
    • Marabina Jaimes … Cast, Tisha
    • Mark Daneri … Cast, the Customer
    • Brenda Isaacs … Cast, the Redhead
    • Lawrence Scott Maki … Cast, the Officer
    • Gary Kernick … Cast, the SWAT Officer
    • Aristides Priakos … Cast, Young Wade
    • Nicole Grey … Cast, the Porno Actress
    • Leesa Bryte … Cast, the Phone Girl
    • Joanne DiVito … Cast, the Choreographer
    • Jan Hoag … Cast, the Woman
    • Raymond Lynch … Cast, Detective Frank
    • Timothy Moran … Cast, the Real Duke
    • Tricia Long … Cast, the Real Barbara
    • John Paul Ahearn … Cast, the Male Voice
    • Jennifer Asch … Cast, the Female Voice
    • Barbara D'Altair … Cast, the Second Female Voice