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Banacek: Detour to Nowhere

An armored truck heading from Texas to Oklahoma disappears without a trace. The truck was carrying $1.6M in gold and when the insurance company cannot solve the mystery, Banacek decides to step in for the ten percent recovery fee.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x0
Airdate: Monday March 20th, 1972
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm
Special Runtime: 120 Minutes

Director: Jack Smight
Writer: Anthony Wilson

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Starring Roles
George MurdockGeorge Murdock
As Cavanaugh
Charles Knox RobinsonCharles Knox Robinson
As Arthur Patrick McKinney
Don DubbinsDon Dubbins
As Sheriff Jessup
Russell WigginsRussell Wiggins
As Earl Lewis

Guest Stars
Ed NelsonEd Nelson
As Geoff Holden

Co-Guest Stars
Gene DynarskiGene Dynarski
As Loser Griffin
Bill VintBill Vint
As Mackey
Victor MohicaVictor Mohica
As Indian Joe
Lou FrizzellLou Frizzell
As Denny
Mario MachadoMario Machado
As 1st Newscaster
Larry BurrellLarry Burrell
As 2nd Newscaster
Dee GardnerDee Gardner
As Sharon
Main Cast
George PeppardGeorge Peppard
As Thomas Banacek
Christine BelfordChristine Belford
As Carlie Kirkland
Murray MathesonMurray Matheson
As Felix Mulholland
Ralph ManzaRalph Manza
As Jay Drury
Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnthony Wilson
ProducerGeorge Eckstein
Associate ProducerSteven Bochco
Music SupervisorHal Mooney
Set DecoratorJames M. Walters, Sr.
Director of PhotographySam Leavitt
Art DirectorGeorge Webb
Film EditorRobert Watts
SoundJohn R. Carter
Assistant DirectorBrad Aronson
Unit ManagerHenry Kline
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Warning: Banacek season 1 episode 0 guide may contain spoilers
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