Banacek (1972–1974)
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The Greatest Collection of Them All 

Banacek figures out how $23 million worth of paintings vanished from a moving truck transporting them from New York to Boston.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Trotter
Felix Mulholland
Jay Drury
Alan Trotter
Larry Casey
Eugene Troobnick ...
Norm Katz
Garry Walberg ...
Sgt. Flynn


How can a $23 million dollar collection of paintings be put on a truck in New York, travel non-stop to Boston surrounded by guards, and yet have all but one painting disappear by the time the truck arrives? Depend on Banacek to get the picture. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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24 January 1973 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When security guards pull over the moving van that transported the now-missing artwork to Boston, a street-side movie marquee advertises: "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player" starring Elton John. It's the same marquee used for the cover photograph of the 'Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player' album released on MCA Records, then another Universal division. See more »


Riley (Restaurant Owner): One day, Banacek, you're gonna come in here for breakfast with a beautiful girl and you gonna say to me, "Riley, meet Mrs. Banacek." That's the day I'll drop dead.
Thomas Banacek: Well, you better watch out, Riley, because that girl is crazy about me.
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Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Expensive art work disappears from a locked truck.
21 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Artwork, valued at around $23 million, is placed in locked crates and loaded into a moving truck. When they arrive at their destination, all the artwork except for one $3 million dollar piece has vanished.

Banacek is called to investigate. The insurance company 'suits' don't like that Banacek has such a good recovery ratio. Banacek's going recovery rate is 10% of $23 million.

It's a good who-done-it, by not divulging anything before hand. Enjoyable to watch as the 'drama' unfolds.

This era of television is acceptable for the whole family to watch. There's no explicit language or revealing outfits.

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