A jetliner blows its tires as it emergency lands in a middle-of-nowhere kind of small Nevada town. Through crippled, by dawn it's completely gone, and the pilot on guard duty dead. Banacek flies out ...
Sam McCloud is a Marshal from a Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him to nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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