The adventures of proud Polish-American detective Thomas Banacek.

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 Thomas Banacek (17 episodes, 1972-1974)
Ralph Manza ...
 Jay Drury (17 episodes, 1972-1974)
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 Felix Mulholland (16 episodes, 1972-1974)
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Thomas Banacek is a clever and well-to-do insurance investigator living in Boston. He makes good money by solving the most intricate and unusual mysteries, and is very proud of his Polish heritage. His contacts include his street-smart chauffeur Jay and British bookstore owner Felix. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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20 March 1972 (USA)  »

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Banacek: Kova kyttä  »

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Banacek's Total Salary for the T.V. Series is $ 4,655,000.00 and $ 4,815,000.00 if adding the salary of the Premiere Movie. See more »

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Thomas Banacek: Only someone with nothing to be sorry about smiles back at the rear end of an elephant.
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Referenced in Up Late with Alec Baldwin: Episode #1.4 (2013) See more »

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Everyone Loves A Football Jock?
21 October 2016 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

In 1972's Banacek - Zero-charisma actor, George Peppard, plays zero-charisma, "freelance" insurance investigator, Thomas Banacek (who likes to boast to everyone that he's Polish).

Always playing for high-stakes (natch) - And always solving (at the snap of a finger) mega-complicated insurance frauds, and the likes (natch) - I found that the Banacek character was (far too often) way too sure of the fact that he'd get to the bottom of things in no time flat.

You know, I'm really trying to understand why this painfully predictable TV series seems to appeal to a fairly large audience.

And, what I figure is behind this is that with Banacek being a total football jock this, in turn, is the one aspect of his drab, self-satisfied character that strikes an approving chord with those who choose to praise this show.... I mean, what else could it be?


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