Famed matador Luis Montoya (Ricardo Montalban) is a national hero in Mexico. His ego cannot countenance any blemish on his reputation. So when one of his best friends witnesses an event that could shatter that reputation, and tries to leave Montoya’s sphere of influence, the bullfighter acts quickly and decisively with a clever murder.
Unfortunately for him, Lieutenant Columbo (Peter Falk) finds himself stuck in Mexico, and local police ask him to assist in the investigation. Columbo quickly finds that he must take the bull by the horns if he wants to take down a legend like Montoya. Guest stars also include Pedro Armendariz Jr. and Robert Carricart (1976)