Friday, June 24, 2011

Obituary

With the passing of Peter Falk today, I've seen a lot of mentions of his work. Primarily his famous role as Detective Columbo, but also for his movie roles such as "The Princess Bride" and "The In-Laws".

Nowhere in there is anyone mentioning what I thought was a screamingly funny 1990 movie he starred in called "Tune in Tomorrow". It also featured Keanu Reeves.

If you haven't seen it, you should.

Unless, of course, you're Albanian...

14 comments:

A Doc 2 Be said...

Some of my favorite memories of my youth are watching Columbo and Kojak with my dad.

RIP Peter!

Baffled said...

Poo Netflix doesn't have it.

Anonymous said...

Did you ever see "Murder by Death"? It was an ensemble cast with Falk and Eileen Brennan playing his "mol".

Anonymous said...

The Cheap Detective.

Peter Falk, Ann-Margaret.

Anonymous said...

I liked him in the movie "The Room Mates."

Officer Cynical said...

"Serpentine! Serpentine!"

Packer said...

Just one more question........

Class factotum said...

Wasn't that the one based on "Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter" by Mario Vargas Llosa? That was hilarious!

LaLa said...

Murder By Death is my all-time favorite movie... and I loved Peter Falk in it. He was a great comedic actor and he will be missed.

Traci said...

Tune in Tomorrow is hilarious!

Anonymous said...

You might find this interesting, LaLa. The day after I saw MBD, my friend and I went to Southampton, NY to do some window shopping. Guess who we ended up following behind while walking around! Not Falk....it was Truman Capote. We were just teenagers and if we hadn't seen the movie the night before, we wouldn't have recognized him.

Sarah Glenn said...

Favorite scene from The In-Laws: when he was talking about the giant mosquitoes.

From Vibes (don't think it's been mentioned yet): "So, we're discounting the bouncing theory?"

It was amazing what he could say with a straight face.

Lois said...

The day he died I happened to make a Columbo joke with my daughter. She and her Dad were supposed to be leaving for the cottage. Everytime I thought they were gone, one of them popped back in for something they'd forgotten. I said, "You remind me of Columbo! 'One thing I forgot..' "

Lois said...

Um, I forgot to mention that I was not aware he had died when we had that conversation. Columbo was always one of my favourite characters.

 
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