Columbo/The Most Crucial Game

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The Most Crucial Game
Season 2, Episode 3
Airdate November 5, 1972
Written by John T. Dugan
Directed by Jeremy Kagan
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The Most Crucial Game is the third episode of the second season of Columbo, and the twelfth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Robert Culp (Paul Hanlon), Dean Jagger (Walter Cunnell), James Gregory (Coach Rizzo), Valerie Harper (Eva Babcock), Susan Howard (Eric's Wife), Dean Stockwell (Eric), Val Avery (Ralph Dobbs), Kathryn Kelly Wiget (Miss Johnson), Richard Stahl (Mr. Fremont), Don Keefer (Deputy Coroner), Cliff Carnell (Plainclothesman), Joe Renteria (Box Attendant), Ivan Naranjo (Sgt. Hernandez)

Contents

Plot Overview

Columbo tries to find a hole in the alibi of a football team's General Manager, who went to great lengths to kill the owner of the team and make it appear that he was elsewhere when the crime occurred.

Notes

Arc Advancement

Happenings

Characters

Referbacks

Trivia

The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

Quotes