Banacek: Season 1, Episode 0

Detour to Nowhere (20 Mar. 1972)

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An insurance investigator tries to find an armored car carrying gold bullion that disappeared in the middle of a deserted Texas highway.

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Christine Belford ...
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An insurance investigator tries to find an armored car carrying gold bullion that disappeared in the middle of a deserted Texas highway.

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First-Rate Pilot To TV Series.
23 August 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

George Peppard debuts as Thomas Banacek in this highly entertaining pilot film to the subsequent TV series, as he plays a freelance Boston-based insurance investigator who goes to Texas to look into the mysterious disappearance of an armored car carrying Gold Bullion. Where did it go in the middle of the desert? Answer is most satisfying, as are the twists and turns in the plot.

Peppard portrays Banacek with the remarkable confidence(hated by his rivals!) but undeniable intelligence and moral conviction he would carry over into the (too brief) TV series. We are also introduced to his chauffeur Jay Drury(played nicely by Ralph Manza), confidant Felix Mulholland(the wonderful veteran actor Murray Matheson) and Carlie Kirkland,(Christine Belford, charmed by Banacek despite her resentment.)

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