Banacek
Born Today
Home / Banacek

Banacek

Year:
Duration:
90 min (16 episodes)
Genres:
Crime | Drama | Mystery
IMDB rate:
7.6
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy.
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1972-09-13
Filming Locations: Apartments, Backlot, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
George Peppard
Thomas Banacek
Ralph Manza
Jay Drury
Murray Matheson
Felix Mulholland
Did you know?
Trivia
When "Banacek" debuted as one-third of the NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie in September 1972, it rotated with "Madigan" (Richard Widmark) and "Cool Million" (James Farentino). During its second and final season, it shared its time-slot with three new shows: "Faraday and Company," "The Snoop Sisters," and "Tenafly." At mid-season 1974, only "Banacek" and "The Snoop Sisters" remained when the show moved to Tuesday.
Share this
The cigars Banacek smoked were actually George Peppard's private stock of panatelas from Club 21 in New York (they were the same cigars he smoked as Hannibal Smith in The A-Team (1983)).
Share this
None of the strange, supposedly "Polish" sayings liberally quoted by the lead character is genuine. They were all invented by the script writers with humorous effect in mind. On top of that, "Banacek" is a typical name from Slovakia, not Poland.
Share this
Quotes
Thomas Banacek: A duck with three wings and a loaf of bread is brother to the turkey.
Share this
Thomas Banacek: No matter how warm the smile on the face of the sun, the cat still has her kittens under the porch.
Share this
Thomas Banacek: It is harder for the spider to catch a fly than it is for the fly to catch a horse.
Share this
Photos from cast
Gretchen Corbett Gene Dynarski Richard Jordan Margot Kidder Sabrina Scharf Louise Sorel Adele Yoshioka