The multi-million dollar Phoenix, prototype for a revolutionary new car, disappears from a non-stop train en route to Boston - flat-car included. Banacek is called in to find the missing vehicle before a huge insurance claim must be paid.

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Christine Verdon
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Harry Wexler
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Joe Taddenhurst
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Douglas Ruderman
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Faldor
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Banacek gets the call when a revolutionary new car - the Phoenix - (and the flatcar to which it was attached) disappear from a moving train en route to Boston. While a business rival may be responsible, a hateful investigation rival tries to beat Banacek to the punch in solving this mystery. Key to figuring it out seems to be the poor treatment of a beautiful lady engineer and the "accidental" death of a hobo. Written by statmanjeff

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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27 September 1972 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The helicopter Banacek flies in on is a Bell 206A JetRanger with registration number N4795R. See more »

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The helicopter that Banacek takes off in from the train has a registration number of N4795R. When he lands from the same flight, the registration has changed to N7982J. See more »

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Joe Taddenhurst: Hello, Bana-SEK.
Thomas Banacek: Bana-CHEK. How are you, Taddenhurst?
Joe Taddenhurst: Impressed. I looked up and I thought "Is it a bird? Is it s plane?" Then I realized, "No! It's Super-Pole!"
Thomas Banacek: Cute. You meant that to be cute, didn't you?
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The Missing Car
28 February 2016 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Thomas Banacek(George Peppard) is called in on a case involving a top secret experimental car called the Phoenix that somehow went missing/was stolen en route by train to Boston, flat car and all. Two men working on the Phoenix(played by William Windom and Bert Convey) are of course very concerned, and suspect a former employee of involvement(played by the beautiful Joanna Pettet) and taking it to her former company headed by Andy Cole(played by Peter Mark Richman) Both deny any knowledge of the theft, and it will be quite a challenge for Thomas to decide the who, how, and why of the crime. Good cast here helps maintain interest in the twist-laden story,


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