Banacek - The Complete Series

Banacek - The Complete Series

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Cast: George Peppard, Ralph Manza, Murray Matheson

     
 

A self-made millionaire living in Boston's posh Beacon Hill area, Thomas Banacek (George Peppard) is a freelance insurance investigator with a taste for only the finest things. To finance the high life, Banacek takes on the most difficult property-loss cases, which allows him to charge double the standard rate for his services. As inSee more details below

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A self-made millionaire living in Boston's posh Beacon Hill area, Thomas Banacek (George Peppard) is a freelance insurance investigator with a taste for only the finest things. To finance the high life, Banacek takes on the most difficult property-loss cases, which allows him to charge double the standard rate for his services. As in the case of car owners whose last resort is to bring a malfunctioning car to the dealer, the Banacek shtick requires that the insurance companies call on him to recover lost or stolen insured items only when all else has failed. But Banacek's the best; a virtual one-man A-Team. The suave sleuth is aided in his efforts by his limousine driver and gofer, Jay (Ralph Manza), and he relies heavily on his close friend and bibliophile/bookstore owner Felix Mulholland (Murray Matheson) to help in background research. A cog in the wheel of NBC's Wednesday Mystery Movie series -- along with Madigan (starring Richard Widmark) and Cool Million (James Farentino) -- Banacek aired eight 90-minute productions in this first season (1971-72), all of which are included in this two-disc set.A self-made millionaire living in Boston's posh Beacon Hill area, Thomas Banacek (George Peppard) is a freelance insurance investigator with a taste for only the finest things. To finance the high life, Banacek takes on the most difficult property-loss cases, which allows him to charge double the standard rate for his services. As in the case of car owners whose last resort is to bring a malfunctioning car to the dealer, the Banacek shtick requires that the insurance companies call on him to recover lost or stolen insured items only when all else has failed. But Banacek's the best, a virtual one-man A-Team. The suave sleuth is aided in his efforts by his limousine driver and gofer, Jay (Ralph Manza), and he relies heavily on his close friend and bibliophile/bookstore owner Felix Mulholland (Murray Matheson) to help in background research. Banacek aired eight 72-minute productions in the second season (1973-74), all of which are included in this two-disc set.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2008
UPC:
0829567054727
Rating:
NR
Source:
Virgil Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
19:12:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Pilot episode: Detour to Nowhere; Photo gallery; Crossword puzzles

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Disc #1 -- Banacek: The First Season - Episodes 1-4
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      Episode #1: Let's Hear It for a Living Legend
      Episode #2: Project Phoenix
      Episode #3: No Sign of the Cross
      Episode #4: A Million the Hard Way
   Photo Gallery
Disc #2 -- Banacek: The First Season - Episodes 5-8
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      Episode #5: To Steal a King
      Episode #6: Ten Thousand Dollars a Page
      Episode #7: The Greatest Collection of Them All
      Episode #8: The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack
   TV Guide Crossword Puzzle
Disc #3 -- Banacek: The Second Season - Episodes 1-3
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      Episode #1: No Stone Unturned
      Episode #2: If Max Is So Smart, Why Doesn't He Tell Us Where He Is?
      Episode #3: The Three Million Dollar Piracy
Disc #4 -- Banacek: The Second Season - Episodes 4-6
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      Episode #4: The Vanishing Chalice
      Episode #5: Horse of a Slightly Different Color
      Episode #6: Rocket to Oblivion
Disc #5 -- Banacek: The Second Season - Episodes 7-8
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      Episode #7: Fly Me - If You Can Find Me
      Episode #8: Now You See Me, Now You Don't
   Bonus
      Pilot Episode: Banacek

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