Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
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The Missile 

The IMF fool two foreign agents into gathering intelligence on a bogus missile guidance system. However, the mission is interrupted when a psychotic kidnaps Dana before she can give Phelps the details of the enemy agents' plan to kill him.

Director:

Charles R. Rondeau

Writers:

Bruce Geller (created by), Arthur Weiss
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Peter Graves ... James Phelps
Leonard Nimoy ... Paris
Lesley Ann Warren ... Dana Lambert (as Lesley Warren)
Greg Morris ... Barney Collier
Peter Lupus ... Willy Armitage
David Sheiner ... James Reed
John Beck ... John Hecker
John Pickard ... Commander Wardman
Gerald Hiken Gerald Hiken ... Farrell
Karen Carlson ... Doris Gordon
John Dennis ... Duke
Barry Coe ... Bob Willard
Percy Helton ... Dailey
Jimmy Bracken Jimmy Bracken ... Bobby
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Storyline

The IMF fool two foreign agents into gathering intelligence on a bogus missile guidance system. However, the mission is interrupted when a psychotic kidnaps Dana before she can give Phelps the details of the enemy agents' plan to kill him.

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1971 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The sounds in the room where Peter Graves is swapping the phony guidance system for the real one are those of the USS Enterprise bridge on Star Trek TOS. The only thing missing are Leonard Nimoy's pointed ears!. See more »

Goofs

Most of the license plates on the vehicles driven by the characters in this episode are obvious fakes - they have black lettering on a white background with no identification of what state they're from, making them appear to be just cardboard add-ons. An exception is the blue convertible that Phelps drives at the beginning during the teaser/tape scene: it has yellow lettering on a blue background, as California license plates had at this time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Person on Tape: [voice on tape] Good morning, Mr. Phelps. This is James Reed, a systems analyst with the Baltimore Corporation. He will arrive 48 hours from now at the Weapons Test Center to conduct an authorized survey of that facility. Reed is a foreign agent. His objective is to obtain the electronic guidance system of our latest missiles now being tested. His contact at the naval facility is Doris Gordon, a civilian secretary. Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it, is to allow Reed ...
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Goof
20 July 2019 | by casinorickSee all my reviews

At 25:36, Ferrell walks out of the photo shop and enters his Monty Carlo... you hear the starter cranking over the engine but both hands are visible and never turn the key...


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