Halder, who runs respectable medical clinics, is really a counterfeiter of drugs responsible for many deaths. The Impossible Missions Force aims to prove Halder's involvement in the ...
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Halder, who runs respectable medical clinics, is really a counterfeiter of drugs responsible for many deaths. The Impossible Missions Force aims to prove Halder's involvement in the production of the counterfeit drugs. As part of the plan, Phelps will pose as a federal drug enforcement agent who's willing to go on the take.Written by
Halder pays off Rollin from a stack of $1,000 bills. Assuming that the events take place at the same time as the air date, this would have been just over two months after large denomination US bills were withdrawn from circulation, although they remain legal tender. On 14 July 1969, all bills with a face value of $500 and up were officially withdrawn both to hinder counterfeiters and to make illegal cash transactions more difficult. Approximately 165,000 $1,000 bills remain in public hands. See more »
When Jim is listening to the tape, the selector on the player is in the rewind position. See more »
Person on Tape:
[voice on tape]
Good afternoon, Mr. Phelps. Raymond Halder, owner of a chain of clinics, is also the head of the largest drug counterfeiting ring in the U.S. He is behind the sale of millions of dollars' worth of drugs that not only are useless, but often kill. A new drug, Dilatrin, developed by Gant Pharmaceuticals, which could have saved thousands of victims of primary vascular disease, has been ineffective because Halder has flooded the market with worthless fakes. Gant is about ...
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Aside from a weak premise, a pretty decent episode.
This episode of "Mission: Impossible" has the distinction of starring an Oscar-winning actor as the guest villain. Edmund O'Brien plays Halder-- a scumbag who manufactures counterfeit pharmaceuticals. The problem is not only that they are fakes, but no effort is made to make them effective in the least. Because of this, a manufacturer of a life- saving heart drug is about to go out of business unless the IM Force can get the goods on him. To do so, they make Halder think that he is suffering from a stroke and he'll get counterfeits instead of the life- saving drug.
This is one of many weak premise episodes the show made over the years. I say weak because since Halder is living in the States and is they know he's a killer, why not just kill him?! Having the team perform a complicated sting on him seems pretty silly, actually.
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