A stage magician vanishes in the middle of his act, as he is about to be arrested on suspicion of a $1,750,000 securities fraud. Banacek is called in to try to recover the missing money and solve the mystery of the disappearing man.
Did You Know?
This wasn't intended to be the final show off the series. The show had good ratings and was set to go for a third season until George Peppard pulled out. He was going through a divorce at the time, and he quit to prevent ex-wife Elizabeth Ashley from receiving a larger share of his earnings in the divorce settlement. Sadly, this ended any chance of a series revival during Peppard's lifetime, and another season was never made. See more
When Banacek and Vicki Merrick are having dinner, she refers to the Peter Marshall character as Hal Porter. ("I like Hal Porter, but..."). The credits list him as Hal Parker, and that's the name Louise Merrick (Nancy Olson) uses when introducing him to Banacek. See more