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Banacek: Rocket to Oblivion

A prototype rocket engine is stolen from a science and industry exposition during a 5 second diversion and Banacek is called in to figure out what happened.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x6
Production Number: 206
Airdate: Tuesday February 12th, 1974

Guest Stars
Linda EvansLinda Evans
As Cherry Saint-Saens
Andrew PrineAndrew Prine
As Tom Wardlow
Don GordonDon Gordon
As Buck Powell
Tom DrakeTom Drake
As Roger Fanshion
Philip CareyPhilip Carey
As Art Gallagher

Co-Guest Stars
Ralph ManzaRalph Manza
As Jay Drury
George MurdockGeorge Murdock
As Cavanaugh
Roy PooleRoy Poole
As Det. Garrett
Dick Van PattenDick Van Patten
As Donald Morgan
Polly MiddletonPolly Middleton
As Beautiful Girl
Robert RothwellRobert Rothwell
As Officer Lonigan
Jayne KennedyJayne Kennedy
As Girl Demonstrator (Jayne)
Jimmy JoyceJimmy Joyce
As Eddie
Main Cast
George PeppardGeorge Peppard
As Thomas Banacek
Christine BelfordChristine Belford
As Carlie Kirkland
Murray MathesonMurray Matheson
As Felix Mulholland
Episode Quotes
Tom Wardlow: The last thing I need right now is more theorizing by another professional incompetent.
Carlie: You mean incompetent professional.
Banacek: Thanks.

Roger Fanshion: You know, I'm beginning to wonder about your reluctance to support the government's position on this.
Banacek: Well, I might as well confess, you'll probably find out anyway. For some time, I've maintained some very strong Polish links.
Roger Fanshion: Oh?
Banacek: Yes. about three pounds in my refrigerator. And I also have some rather suspicious red ties. but I hardly ever wear them.

Carlie: Speaking of devious, what is is that Banacek wanted you to research for him?
Felix: Banacek?
Carlie: Come on, Felix, you didn't just wander in off the street. Banacek is on to something about that stolen rocket engine and he gave you an assignment.
Felix: That is not so. I swear to you on the sacred memory of my grandfather's last mistress?
Carlie: What has she to do with it?
Felix: She was Polish.

Art Gallagher: What do you say we go a couple of rounds? Good for the muscle tone.
Banacek: No, thanks. I'm, uh, saving my hands in case I ever learn to play the violin.
Art Gallagher: What's the matter, pal? You don't dig contact sports?
Banacek: Not with men.

Tom Wardlow: I thought you were supposed to be a hotshot. You're no better than the rest of them.
Carlie: I resent that.
Banacek: You don't have to defend me.
Carlie: I wasn't defending you.

Banacek: There's an old Polish proverb that says, "If the butterfly had teeth like the tiger, it would never make it out of the hangar."

Banacek: There's an old Polish proverb that says, "It is harder for the spider to catch a fly, than it is for the fly to catch a horse."

Carlie: Felix, I could kiss you for that.
Felix: In broad daylight on a Boston street? How scandalous. Shall we step inside?

Carlie: And to think I was beginning to feel sorry for you. Why do I bother? Why?
Banacek: I take it that's a rhetorical question.
Carlie: Wrong. It was a stupid question.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnthony Wilson
Executive ProducerGeorge Eckstein
ProducerHowie Horwitz
Music SupervisorHal Mooney
Set DecoratorJerry Adams
Director of PhotographySam Leavitt
Art DirectorSydney Litwack
Main Title DesignWayne Fitzgerald
Film EditorAlbert J.J. Zúñiga
SoundDon Sharpless
Assistant DirectorFoster Phinney
Unit ManagerJames Hogan
Executive Story ConsultantRobert Van Scoyk
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Theme MusicHenry Mancini
2nd Unit DirectorGeorge Peppard
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