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Jim Phelps (Character)
from "Mission: Impossible" (1966)

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Mission: Impossible (1996)
Jim Phelps: Any questions?
Ethan Hunt: Yeah. Could we get a capuccino machine in here? 'Cause I don't know what you call this.
Jack Harmen: I call it cruel and unusual.
Claire Phelps: Hey, I made that coffee.
Ethan Hunt: Exactly.

Ethan Hunt: [realizes Jim is the mole] Why Jim? Why?
Jim Phelps: [covering for himself] Well, you think about it Ethan, it was inevitable. No more cold war. No more secrets you keep from yourself. Answer to no one but yourself. Then, you wake up one morning and find out the President is running the country without your permission. The son of a bitch, how dare he. Then you realize, it's over. You are an obsolete peice of hardware, not worth upgrading, you got a lousy marriage, and 62 grand a year.

Jim Phelps: Of course he knew. Just *when* he knew is something of a mystery. You mind telling me, Ethan? Was it before or after I showed up in London?
Ethan Hunt: Before London. But after you took the Bible from the Drake Hotel in Chicago.
Jim Phelps: They stamped it, didn't they? Those damn Gideons.

Ethan Hunt: [talking about Prague] Ahh, we missed you, Jim.
Jim Phelps: Missed you too, Ethan.
Jack Harmen: Were you on one of your cushy recruiting assignments again?
Ethan Hunt: Yeah, where did they put you up this time? The Plaza?
Jim Phelps: Drake Hotel, Chicago.
[everybody "ooohs"]
Jack Harmen: Punishing. 24 hour room service?
Ethan Hunt: Chauffeured limos? Man's getting soft in his old age.

Jim Phelps: We're being ambushed Ethan. Abort! That's an order.
Ethan Hunt: Negative. Golitsyn is on the move.
Jim Phelps: No, dammit, I said abort!
Ethan Hunt: Eye on the package. Jim, I'm Coming.

Ethan Hunt: You know, Claire was wrong about one thing, Jim.
Jim Phelps: Oh really? What's that?
[Ethan slowly puts on his camera glasses, Kittridge sees Phelps on his watch]
Eugene Kittridge: Good morning, Mr. Phelps.
Ethan Hunt: I'm not the only one who's seen you alive.

"Mission: Impossible: The Code (#4.1)" (1969)
[Jim Phelps, Willie, and Paris are admiring Barney's latest device, a sort of traveling drill; Paris is holding a Nine of Diamonds card up to its camera]
James Phelps: Great, Barney.
Barney Collier: There'll be no transmission problems, Jim, because the Presidential Mansion has its own television transmitter. We'll simply piggyback onto the parabolic antenna and get a strong signal.
James Phelps: Mm-hm. Now, their normal method of sending coded messages is by transatlantic cable, but for extra security precautions, the invasion plans are being delivered by a courier from the UPR. He'll arrive at three o'clock.
Willy Armitage: Will it just be in code form?
James Phelps: No, no, it'll be treated the same as the other messages. It's a unique process where the code is hidden by a photographic overlay. Some kind of chemical spray is placed between the code and the photograph allowing them to be joined together, and another spray separates them once the message has been transmitted.
Barney Collier: Once the courier's photograph gets into the communications room and is removed, the code's only visible for a few seconds.
James Phelps: That'll be long enough.

[Jim and Willy have only a few minutes to solve the code, which appears as an enormous block of five-lettered groupings]
James Phelps: The photograph.
Willy Armitage: What?
James Phelps: Well, there has to be a key to the grouping variations somewhere. We know that it's not in that message itself, but it could be on the photograph that the code was transmitted on. Run the tape back.

Willy Armitage: I don't see a legible number anywhere in the picture.
James Phelps: I don't, either, but it's gotta be in there somewhere... The clock. In the tower of the building in the foreground. 2:33. Well, there can't be too many variations. It could be that every second word of every third line of every third group is transposed.
[Jim types this possibility into a special decoding keypad. He tears off the resulting printout]
James Phelps: Nope. Maybe every second line.

James Phelps: [hands Paris a drawing] And this is El Lider.
Paris: [his first lines on the series] Yeah. He was captured two weeks ago. It's a closely guarded secret. There have been no photographs of El Lider for seven years.

[last lines]
[the IMF team listening to the Janos and Vincente accusing each other of betrayal when a gunshot is heard]
James Phelps: The alliance is broken.
Barney Collier: Who fired?
James Phelps: What difference does it make?

"Mission: Impossible: Invasion (#6.9)" (1971)
James Phelps: You are an enemy of the people.

[last lines]
[confronting Novak]
James Phelps: Hold it. Drop the gun.
Barney Collier: Drop it!

James Phelps: [Pretending to be a People's Tribunal chief judge] Major Howard, you are a squadron leader, Strategic Air Command, Marsh Field.
Barney Collier: [Pretending to be Maj. Thomas Howard USAF] Thomas Howard. Major, United States Air Force. Serial number 708975.
James Phelps: You are an enemy of the people.
[Rings the bell]

James Phelps: [Pretending to be a People's Tribunal chief judge] Ellen, you are the secretary to the Assistant Director of Civilian Defense, Los Angeles area.
Lisa Casey: [Pretending to be a secretary rounded up as a security risk] But I don't know anything! I'm just a secretary! I'm nobody!
James Phelps: [Unmoved] You are an enemy of the people.
[Rings the bell]
Lisa Casey: [Soldiers are about to drag her away to get "shot"] No! You can't! Please! I've got babies! They need me! Please!

James Phelps: [Pretending to be a People's Tribunal chief judge] Whitmore Channing, you have played a major role in formulating your country's war policies. You are therefore automatically an enemy...
Whitmore Channing: [arrogant] I wish to speak with your Chief of Intelligence.
James Phelps: [in no mood to tolerate any interruption] ... an enemy of the European People's Republic.
[Reaches for the bell]
Whitmore Channing: Colonel.
[Phelps holds his hand where it is]
Whitmore Channing: I must caution you. You are about to commit an unpardonable error. Why don't you find out who Whitmore Channing is? You'd be doing yourself and our new society a vital service.
James Phelps: Our new society?
Whitmore Channing: I include myself.
James Phelps: [Shuffles papers] The name Whitmore Channing has no significance to this tribunal.
[Rings the bell]

"Mission: Impossible: Trial by Fury (#2.24)" (1968)
Santos Cardoza: Johnson and Morales?
James Phelps: Yeah?
Santos Cardoza: Your prison clothes. Morales?
Barney Collier: Save them for yourself, amigo. I am breaking out in the morning.

[last lines]
James Phelps: I owe you a ride, Lieutenant. Get in.
Rollin Hand: But, senor...
James Phelps: Just get in and drive! Come on, you too. Keep 'em covered, Morales. Now, open the back door and get in. It was a short visit but very pleasant, comandante.

"Mission: Impossible: Nerves (#6.12)" (1971)
[last lines]
James Phelps: Those last couple of shots weren't for us.

[last lines]
James Phelps: Those last couple of shots weren't for us

"Mission: Impossible: The Devils (#1.15)" (1989)
[first lines]
Fisherman: Quite a sight, isn't it?
Jim Phelps: It reminds me of the poet's line, uh, "I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky."
Fisherman: I don't think he was talking about shrimp trawlers.
Jim Phelps: [chuckles] Maybe not. Do you ever fish for lobster?
Fisherman: We lay out a few pots when the shrimp arn't running.

[last lines]
Nicholas Black: [starting a quote] "What does it profit a man, if he gain the whole world..."
Jim Phelps: [finishing quote] "... and lose his immortal soul."

"Mission: Impossible: Holograms (#1.3)" (1988)
Colonel Gregory Usher: [Usher in bed with Phelps sitting beside him. Duvall enters room] The boy! Did you find the boy?
Duvall: No, Colonel.
Jim Phelps: [posing as neurologist Dr. Frederic Quinn] Please try to calm yourself, Colonel. You've had a pretty bad turn.
Colonel Gregory Usher: No, I've had worse, Doctor. Why don't you stop patronizing me and tell me what's wrong with my body?
Jim Phelps: Well, according to what Major Duvall has told me about your medical history, you suffer from an arteriovenous malfunction. Now that's a...
Colonel Gregory Usher: [interrupting] Congenital defect. Too many blood vessels around the surface of my brain. I've heard it all before!
Jim Phelps: But it does explain your headaches.
Colonel Gregory Usher: Does it explain the *boy* Dr. Quinn?
Jim Phelps: Well, if the defect is in a specific area of the brain, it could cause, uh, hallucinations.
Colonel Gregory Usher: [bounds out of bed] People I sell drugs to have hallucinations. I don't!

[last lines]
Jim Phelps: Nice work, Kieron. You father'll be very proud of you. Let's go home.

"Mission: Impossible: The Bunker: Part 2 (#3.20)" (1969)
[the assassin Alexander Ventlos has knocked out Rollin and disguised himself as Rollin, who is disguised as a heart surgeon, in order to assassinate Rojak, whom the IMF have given a faked heart attack. Strat delivers the passwords to open the sealed doors]
Major Strat: Ah, doctor, I'll open the doors for you. January, suborbital, denomination.
Dr. Taber: Well, Doctor, what do you think? Do you think we can make a temporary life support system?
[Ventlos merely shakes his head, as he does not know how to do Rollin's voice, and Phelps looks at him suspiciously]
James Phelps: [whispering] Is something wrong? Why the injection, Rollin?
[Ventlos turns to him, holding a syringe, and Phelps realizes it isn't Rollin]
James Phelps: It's Ventlos!

[last lines]
James Phelps: Only about a minute left.

"Mission: Impossible: The Rebel (#5.11)" (1970)
[first lines]
Soldier: Your identification papers.
James Phelps: Yes, uh, we're Americans. I'm Professor Edwards, Lennox University Archaeological Institute.
Soldier: Your occupation, Miss... Ward?
Dana Lambert: I'm a student in archaeology at the university.
James Phelps: She's working with me on the excavations at Agafa.
[soldier hands back identifications]
James Phelps: Thank you.

[last lines]
James Phelps: Good-bye, Alex.
Alex Khora: My father's notebook means a lot to me.
James Phelps: We'll take good care of it.
Irina: I'll be back.
Alex Khora: I'll be waiting.

"Mission: Impossible: The Falcon: Part 3 (#4.16)" (1970)
James Phelps: [to Stephan in the prison] It's not going to cost you anything to find out whether I'm lying or not. The only cooperation I want from you now is your silence.

[last lines]
Prince Stephan: Thank you.
James Phelps: Your Highness.

"Mission: Impossible: The Deal (#7.3)" (1972)
[first lines]
James Phelps: Can you change a thousand-dollar bill?
First contact: No, you have to see the manager.
James Phelps: I was told by Mr. Harrington that you'd change it.
First contact: Mr. Harrington? Of course, sir.

[last lines]
James Phelps: You all right?
Willy Armitage: I'm fine. Did you get the key?
Barney Collier: Five million dollars. Rogan, Larson, and the end of General Hammond.

"Mission: Impossible: The Test Case (#3.14)" (1969)
[first lines]
James Phelps: Do you have "Pavane in G"?

[last lines]
James Phelps: We must get the General and the Captain to the hospital.
Lieutenant Marlov: I'll alert your driver, Doctor.

"Mission: Impossible: The Condemned (#2.19)" (1968)
James Phelps: The only thing at stake here is one man's life. He happens to be a friend of mine. We'll be improvising all along the way, according to what...
Barney Collier: Jim, we're wasting time.
James Phelps: Now, understand, Barney. This could be as dangerous as anything I've ever put you through.
Willy Armitage: Jim, I...
James Phelps: No, Willy, let me finish, please. The problem is purely personal. It's mine. None of you has to get involved at all.
Barney Collier: Are you finished now?
James Phelps: Yes.
Rollin Hand: Good. Jim, not often, but sometimes, you talk too much.

[first lines]
David Webster: I'm not afraid to die. That isn't it. It's dying *this way*. I didn't kill that guy, Jim. You believe me?
James Phelps: Of course I believe you. I wouldn't be here if I didn't. We grew up together, David. If there's one thing I know, it's that you didn't kill a man in cold blood.
James Phelps: I've been praying. Maybe you're the answer.

"Mission: Impossible: The Slave: Part 2 (#2.6)" (1967)
[first lines]
Karl de Groot: [looking a Cinnamon as she is presented for sale] Um... Not bad. Not bad at all. What do you think, Jara?
Jara: I prefer them a little meatier, but I'm the exception. She'll bring a good price on the block.
James Phelps: I'll take my money now, de Groot.

[last lines]
Amara: I would gladly go through the whole thing again for the same results.
James Phelps: There just was no other way. Goodbye.
Prince Fasar: Goodbye.

"Mission: Impossible: The Legacy (#1.5)" (1988)
[first lines]
Jim Phelps: They say this thing goes 60 miles an hour. Sounds exciting.
Attendant: Well, it depends on how much excitement you want.
Jim Phelps: Some people never get enough.
Attendant: Hey, if speed's your thing, here, take my car. It'll make this thing look like slow motion.

[last lines]
Nicholas Black: Well, what's the penalty for murder in Switzerland?
Grant Collier: Life imprisonment.
Jim Phelps: So much for the Fourth Reich.

"Mission: Impossible: The Glass Cage (#3.16)" (1969)
James Phelps: Now, Major Zelinko is suave and charming and totally dedicated to his escape-proof prison. And that's exactly what it is: escape-proof. So, since we can't get Reisner out, we'll get them to hand him to us.

[last lines]
James Phelps: Miss Nilas, this calls for a complete investigation.
Cinnamon Carter: Yes, I think it would be best if we take the two prisoners and the imposter to Division Headquarters for further interrogation.
James Phelps: See it is done immediately, Captain Gulka.
Capt. Gulka: Yes, sir. Lieutenant Szabos. Have the two prisoners brought to the main gate.
Szabo: Yes, sir.

"Mission: Impossible: The Pawn (#1.8)" (1989)
Major Natalia Zorbuskaya: Mr. Mosley, it is not wise to offer bribe to party official. It is not wise to attempt to subvert Soviet citizen. If you do not wish your travel documents to be revoked, I suggest you approach me before making your capitalist offers. Do you understand me, Mr. Mosley?
Jim Phelps: [laughs] Oh, Yes. Yes, I do understand you ma'am. That's wonderful. Business is business the world over. Now you just call me any time you're ready to talk about the details.
[walks away]
Major Natalia Zorbuskaya: I want him watched. Mr. Mosley is not as stupid as he would have us believe.

[last lines]
Nicholas Black: It appears special travel arrangements are being made for Major Zorbuskaya.
Jim Phelps: How about our other travelers?
Nicholas Black: I just received word that the train has crossed the border. Antonov and his daughter have reached Vienna.
Jim Phelps: Check... mate... and game.

"Mission: Impossible: The Execution (#3.5)" (1968)
Cinnamon Carter: Jim, in the face of that, how can we possibly convince one of Parma's men that he's let him down?
James Phelps: When a man begins to doubt his own mind, you can make him believe almost anything, Cinnamon.

[first lines]
James Phelps: Do you have a 30-rpm tape recorder?

"Mission: Impossible: Two Thousand (#7.2)" (1972)
[last lines]
James Phelps: All right, hold it! Put it down and get your hands up.

"Mission: Impossible: Terror (#4.20)" (1970)
[last lines]
James Phelps: Where is the real nitro?
Willy Armitage: It's all right. I got rid of it in the aqueduct.

"Mission: Impossible: The Haunting (#1.9)" (1989)
Jim Phelps: Uh, there is... someone here.
Jim Phelps: A young woman. A girl. She wants to *talk* to you. She wants to tell you why she's *dead*!

"Mission: Impossible: Kidnap (#7.11)" (1972)
[last lines]
James Phelps: What time is it, Barney?
Barney Collier: 4:47. Why Jim?
James Phelps: We've got a tennis court reserved for 5:30. We can just make it.

"Mission: Impossible: The Pendulum (#7.20)" (1973)
[last lines]
Barney Collier: [on microphone] Jim, Weston's a phony. The assassination plan is aimed at everybody at that meeting. There's a bomb in that room.
James Phelps: Everybody get out of here! Get down! It's a bomb!

"Mission: Impossible: Deadly Harvest (#2.11)" (1990)
[last lines]
Jim Phelps: He gave no mercy, and he'll get none from the executioner's sword.

"Mission: Impossible: The Tram (#6.3)" (1971)
[last lines]
Lisa Casey: Did you get the number of the Swiss account?
James Phelps: In Roman numerals. on the back of his Saint Francis.

"Mission: Impossible: The Survivors (#2.3)" (1967)
[last lines]
Dr. Wilson Cardel: Wasn't using gas risky?
Rollin Hand: What gas?
Dr. Wilson Cardel: You mean, it wasn't really gas?
James Phelps: Well, it was as real as the earthquake.

"Mission: Impossible: The Plague (#1.16)" (1989)
[last lines]
Jim Phelps: You know what I say? A plague on both their houses.

"Mission: Impossible: Reprisal (#1.17)" (1989)
[last lines]
Lisa Casey: Will he ever come back?
Jim Phelps: Not from where he's going.

"Mission: Impossible: The Emerald (#2.18)" (1968)
[last lines]
Cinnamon Carter: What do you think they'll do to Williams when they find out he didn't recover the right emerald?
James Phelps: Probably the same thing he did to Petrosian.

"Mission: Impossible: The Fixer (#1.13)" (1989)
[last lines]
Jim Phelps: That should close the 'Arthur Six Almanac'... permanently.

"Mission: Impossible: The Party (#5.22)" (1971)
[last lines]
George Mishenko: Where are you taking him?
James Phelps: Where he came from. Back to the federal penitentiary.
George Mishenko: Leave him to us. We'll take good care of him, I promise you.
James Phelps: Mr. Mishenko, you can have him in about 19 years.

"Mission: Impossible: The Seal (#2.9)" (1967)
[last lines]
Cinnamon Carter: Does this mean we're now the spiritual rulers of Kuala Rokat?
Rollin Hand: Yeah, if we keep it 14 days and survive.
James Phelps: You're beginning to believe your own story. What do you think, Rusty?

"Mission: Impossible: Operation 'Heart' (#2.7)" (1967)
[last lines]
Rollin Hand: [to hospital staff as he is leaving] Get away from me, you get away. Taxi, taxi.
James Phelps: [about to get into a taxi] Can I give you a lift, sir?

"Mission: Impossible: Homecoming (#5.4)" (1970)
[first lines]
Connie Hastings: Hi, Jim!
James Phelps: Hi, Connie!

"Mission: Impossible: Boomerang (#7.15)" (1973)
[last lines]
Eve Vayle: I didn't kill Johnny. You know I didn't.
James Phelps: Sorry, Eve, we know you did.
Eve Vayle: It was all a plant, wasn't it?

"Mission: Impossible: The Bank (#2.4)" (1967)
[last lines]
James Phelps: Herr Belzig thought he was going to escape.
Cinnamon Carter: Ja, like so many others who started for that tunnel.
James Phelps: He is not going anywhere.
Captain Heindorf: At least no until morning, when the time lock on the vault opens up.
James Phelps: By then, Captain Heindorf, he will be very happy to go anywhere you wish to take him.

"Mission: Impossible: The Phoenix (#2.23)" (1968)
[last lines]
Chairman: [after finding planted detonation device on Prohosh] There is only one way to deal with fool like you, Prohosh. Take him.
Stefan Prohosh: No. It's a mistake. I'm loyal. I'm innocent. It's a conspiracy against Prohosh.
James Phelps: Let's go.
Stefan Prohosh: I'm innocent. I'm loyal. I'm *innocent*! I'm loyal. I'm... I'm loyal to you, comrade chairman. My old friend. Petrov, believe me. I'm innocent. I'm innocent.

"Mission: Impossible: Charity (#2.10)" (1967)
[last lines]
Cinnamon Carter: What sort of jail sentence do you think the Hagars are going to get?
James Phelps: About ten years on each count.
Rollin Hand: If the judge is charitable.

"Mission: Impossible: The Princess (#2.3)" (1989)
[last lines]
Shannon Reed: Did you guys buy me all these?
Jim Phelps: Well, now just how many boyfriends do you need?
Grant Collier: Yeah?
Shannon Reed: Mm-hmm-hmm. Yeah, I suppose four are enough.

"Mission: Impossible: The Killer (#5.1)" (1970)
[last lines]
James Phelps: Alfred E. Chambers... Scorpio.
Paris: [dials a phone] Get me an ambulance... and the police. Send them to this address, 1223 Rim View.

"Mission: Impossible: The Contender: Part 1 (#3.2)" (1968)
[first lines]
James Phelps: [to man sitting on a boat] You got a five-eights horsepower?

"Mission: Impossible: The Fuehrer's Children (#2.8)" (1989)
[last lines]
Max Harte: There's a plane waiting for them at the airport.
Shannon Reed: There'll be a team of doctors to greet them when they touch down in the States.
Grant Collier: Yeah, I think I'll ride along with them.
Nicholas Black: And what about Kester?
Jim Phelps: He's given away all their secrets. I think we can close the books on Richard Kester. Permanently.

"Mission: Impossible: Illusion (#3.24)" (1969)
Emil Skarbeck: How do you know my name?
James Phelps: You are very well-known, Herr Skarbeck!
Emil Skarbeck: I'm not well-known! I take pride in not being well-known!

"Mission: Impossible: The Elixir (#3.7)" (1968)
[first lines]
James Phelps: I'm here for the special viewing.

"Mission: Impossible: The Sands of Seth (#2.16)" (1990)
[last lines]
Jim Phelps: Present-day evil has joined ancient evil. Both of them lost in the sands of time.

"Mission: Impossible: The Western (#7.21)" (1973)
[last lines]
Matthew Royce: I knew if I took a shot at you, you'd lead me to the right place.
Van Cleve: It wasn't you. It was the earthquake.
Matthew Royce: What earthquake?
James Phelps: Very good question.
Barney Collier: Drop the gun, Royce.

"Mission: Impossible: Nitro (#3.21)" (1969)
Cinnamon Carter: It's too bad that Hakim's weapon is nitroglycerin.
Rollin Hand: Yes, Cinnamon. But that's just what makes him a legend. No one dares use the stuff the way Hakim does.
James Phelps: For very good reason: With nitroglycerin, you're never more than a split second away from eternity.

"Mission: Impossible: A Ghost Story (#5.21)" (1971)
[last lines]
James Phelps: If you give us the formula for TR-A, government scientists might be able to find an antidote to it. It's possible, isn't it?
Howard Bainbridge: Possible, yes, but there's so little time left.
James Phelps: Well, then, let's not wast it... come on.
Paul: Father!
Howard Bainbridge: Paul.

"Mission: Impossible: Bayou (#1.19)" (1989)
Max Harte: I'd say Mr. Morgan has fed his pets for the last time.
Jim Phelps: Well, you know, these alligators just have no respect for good breeding.

"Mission: Impossible: Hit (#7.9)" (1972)
[last lines]
James Phelps: You okay?
Barney Collier: Mm-hmm. Jim. The computer.
James Phelps: That should wrap up Dexter and the General very neatly.

"Mission: Impossible: Kitara (#5.20)" (1971)
[last lines]
Captain Maxfield: Colonel Samos!
James Phelps: Yes, Captain?
Captain Maxfield: I just received a teletype. You are to take the gold back to the capital with you.
James Phelps: Very well. But hurry it up, please.

"Mission: Impossible: The Astrologer (#2.13)" (1967)
[last lines]
Willy Armitage: Will he be all right?
Cinnamon Carter: He'll be all right in a few minutes.
James Phelps: Did you get the microfilm?

"Mission: Impossible: The Fighter (#7.18)" (1973)
[last lines]
James Phelps: So, your father's agreed to turn state's evidence, Susan. He's already told the Attorney General enough to rip open the whole Syndicate infiltration of the fight business.
Susan Mitchell: But he'll still have to go to prison?
Barney Collier: Yes. He'll have to serve some time.
Lisa Casey: But I think it'll make it a lot easier on him, Susan, if he could see you.
Willy Armitage: We've arranged for you to meet with him, if you want to.
Susan Mitchell: Of course... and I'll wait.
Pete Novick: No. We'll wait.

"Mission: Impossible: Stone Pillow (#6.16)" (1972)
[last lines]
James Phelps: No need to thank me, Larry.
Larry Edison: You... you're not even a con, are you?
James Phelps: No. Let's have the film.

"Mission: Impossible: The Widow (#2.1)" (1967)
[last lines]
James Phelps: [to Cinnamon Carter] There aren't too many women who can claim to be widowed twice by the same man.

"Mission: Impossible: Cargo Cult (#2.12)" (1990)
[last lines]
Nicholas Black: Well, the bridge between the Stone Age and the 20th century is gone.
Shannon Reed: Hopefully, it'll stay that way.
Jim Phelps: Unspoiled by man. Now that really would be progress.

"Mission: Impossible: Submarine (#1.18)" (1989)
[last lines]
Jim Phelps: Let's get out of here. This is the kind of place where you could catch a nasty virus.

"Mission: Impossible: Takeover (#5.14)" (1971)
James Phelps: All right. There will be a confrontation; there's no way to avoid it. What we have to do is control the violence, so that we're the only ones in danger.

"Mission: Impossible: The System (#1.2)" (1988)
[last lines]
Jim Phelps: It seems, at long last, Bob Connors will have his day in court.

"Mission: Impossible: Underground (#7.7)" (1972)
[last lines]
Arnold Lutz: I'm off the hook.
James Phelps: Not quite.
[Jim sees Clavering and Takis sneaking up behind him in a mirror and ducks just before they shoot]
Willy Armitage: [to Clavering and Takis] Hold it!

"Mission: Impossible: The Numbers Game (#4.2)" (1969)
[the team, including a Dr. Ziegler, are planning their strategy]
James Phelps: Dr. Ziegler?
Dr. Ziegler: I have arranged that by tomorrow, General Gollan will have what appears to be a severe case of pneumonia.
James Phelps: That should make both Eva Gollan and Major Denesch, the General's aide, happy. They both want the General's wealth to fulfill their personal ambitions. And right now, Eva has the upper hand. But her actions are gonna be highly unpredictable.
Willy Armitage: I'll keep her busy, but, uh, what about Denesch?
James Phelps: He'll be watching her closely, Willy. Now, once you give her the phony bank numbers, she'll leave the Schloss, then he'll follow her.
Tracey: How will we know we have the right number, Jim?
James Phelps: The General doesn't trust his memory, Tracey. So he's put the bank number onto a computer. Only he knows how to operate it.
Paris: How much time do we have, Jim?
James Phelps: Uh, the General's lawyer's due to arrive at the bank in Zurich at about 3:30. That means that we have to send the correct number by three o'clock, to give them time to empty his vault.
Paris: Can we break Gollan by three?
James Phelps: Yes... If we can make him believe that you'll kill me and save him.

"Mission: Impossible: Echo of Yesterday (#2.14)" (1967)
James Phelps: I just got a report on him. A team of psychiatrists went over his medical history from beginning to end and they all agree. They call him a marginal manic-depressive and a deeply psychotic paranoid.
Cinnamon Carter: Is that good or bad? For us, I mean.

"Mission: Impossible: Underwater (#6.8)" (1971)
[last lines]
James Phelps: [makes a phone call] Now.
James Phelps: [hangs up the phone] Just be a moment, gentlemen.

"Mission: Impossible: Imitation (#7.22)" (1973)
[last lines]
Barney Collier: I'm going out and take a look.
James Phelps: All right.

"Mission: Impossible: The Fountain (#7.17)" (1973)
[last lines]
Thomas Bachman: [removing tapes from hidden cache] Here they are.
James Phelps: [coming in with guns drawn] We'll take that.
Thomas Bachman: You...

"Mission: Impossible: Lover's Knot (#4.21)" (1970)
[first lines]
James Phelps: Commander Patterson was being blackmailed by a group of enemy agents. They were after the unscrambler code for the radio telephones here at the embassy. Something went wrong and they killed him.
Marvin Rogers: Well, how did Patterson get involved in the first place?
Paris: Through Lady Weston. Seduction and blackmail. They're her weapons and she's expert with them.

"Mission: Impossible: The Wall (#1.6)" (1988)
[last lines]
Jim Phelps: I think we've just taken a brick out of the Berlin Wall.

"Mission: Impossible: The Golden Serpent: Part 2 (#2.2)" (1989)
[last lines]
Grant Collier: We got it. The whole rotten setup.
Jim Phelps: The Golden Serpent... has lost its sting.

"Mission: Impossible: Countdown (#2.5)" (1989)
[last lines]
Nicholas Black: Well, I'd hate to be in his shoes right now.
Grant Collier: Yeah, did you see the looks on those people's faces?
Jim Phelps: So, this is the way Xang Kai's world ends... not with a bang... but a whimper.

"Mission: Impossible: The Missile (#5.16)" (1971)
Commander Wardman: But once they have the guidance system, won't they kill you to keep your mouth shut?
James Phelps: They certainly will if they can.

"Mission: Impossible: Spy (#1.14)" (1989)
[last lines]
Shannon Reed: Christie's getting away.
Jim Phelps: Damn.
Dr. Yuri Nikolai: Your mission was to put him out of business, James. You've done that.
Nicholas Black: I was hoping he was gonna be part of the package.
Jim Phelps: One of these days, he will be.

"Mission: Impossible: The Golden Serpent: Part 1 (#2.1)" (1989)
[last lines]
Jim Phelps: You'd better get going.
Nicholas Black: What about Max? There must be something we can do.
Jim Phelps: No, there's nothing we can do, and you know it.

"Mission: Impossible: The Controllers: Part 2 (#4.4)" (1969)
[first lines]
[finding a bullet hole in car trunk where Colonel Borodin was stashed]
James Phelps: He's dead.
Barney Collier: Without him, we have no trial. The whole mission depended upon Borodin being our witness.

"Mission: Impossible: The Exchange (#3.12)" (1969)
[last lines]
James Phelps: How do you feel?
Cinnamon Carter: Free.

"Mission: Impossible: The Field (#5.17)" (1971)
[last lines]
James Phelps: Did you talk to the base?
Paris: Yes, no further explosions, and they're shutting down Sector 21.
Dana Lambert: That means Barney should be able to make it.
James Phelps: It's 4:00 A.M.

"Mission: Impossible: Banshee (#2.9)" (1989)
[last lines]
Jim Phelps: [in an eerie tone] Can I offer you a ride, Miss?
Shannon Reed: If you don't mind, I'll walk.
Jim Phelps: [chuckles] That's exactly what McCarron said.

"Mission: Impossible: Trapped (#6.22)" (1972)
[last lines]
Barney Collier: [on the phone] Jim... Jim! Are you all right?
James Phelps: Yeah, Barney. I'm all right.
Barney Collier: Good. We'll meet you at the hotel.
James Phelps: [to Annette] Thanks.

"Mission: Impossible: War Games (#2.6)" (1989)
[last lines]
Jim Phelps: I don't think the General's gonna need the stars anymore to predict his future.

"Mission: Impossible: Submarine (#4.7)" (1969)
Kruger Stelman: I want to ask you Captain... what are my chances?
James Phelps: At your age? Not very good.
Kruger Stelman: Do not misunderstand me, Captain. I'm not trying to save my skin. I'm thinking about something Rednitz said.
James Phelps: Herr Rednitz said many things, most of them eminently forgettable.
Kruger Stelman: Not this. He said I would die a traitor.
James Phelps: Schtelman, you yourself know whether or not you disclosed the information. That should be enough.
Kruger Stelman: No, Captain, it is not enough. Not for me. You are a younger, fitter man. Your chance of survival is much greater than mine. Take the account number, prove to them I never cracked.
James Phelps: No, thank you, Herr Schtelman. I am a seaman, not a politician.
Kruger Stelman: Captain. Captain, take it, the number.
James Phelps: I am not interested, Schtelman.
Kruger Stelman: My old SS number, 7-7-3-2-6. Do you hear, Captain? Zurich National Bank, double seven-3-2-6! Do you hear, Captain? The account number. Zurich National Bank, 7-7-3-2-6, 7-7-3-2-6! Captain! Captain, the account number! 7-7-3-2-6! 7-7-3-2-6! Seven-seven, Captain! 3-2-6.

"Mission: Impossible: The Killer (#1.1)" (1988)
[last lines]
Nicholas Black: What'll you do now, Jim?
Jim Phelps: Well, I think I'll have to stay. Be a shame to break up a nice team like this, wouldn't it?

"Mission: Impossible: Incarnate (#7.14)" (1973)
[last lines]
Hannah O'Connell: You don't trust anyone. I like that. You're good. But you can't handle the deal alone. You'll need help to dispose of the gold.
James Phelps: I've got help, Mrs. O'Connel.

"Mission: Impossible: Leona (#7.4)" (1972)
[last lines]
Joe Epic: Palmer.
James Phelps: Your wife had nothing to do with Mike Apollo.

"Mission: Impossible: The Money Machine (#2.8)" (1967)
[last lines]
James Phelps: How'd it go?
Cinnamon Carter: Mr. DuBruis has been working too hard. He's about to take a nice long vacation. Where's the paper?
[Barney opens a door on the counterfeit machine to show the paper]

"Mission: Impossible: The Condemned (#1.4)" (1988)
[last lines]
Jim Phelps: You're a free man, Barney.
Barney Collier: Thanks, Jim.
Jim Phelps: Grant, I think it's time you took your father home.

"Mission: Impossible: Break! (#7.1)" (1972)
[last lines]
James Phelps: Listen, Mimi, I just had word from the Secretary. Casey's gonna be on some special assignments in Europe. Would you like to work with us from time to time?
Mimi Davis: I'd love to.
James Phelps: That's great.

"Mission: Impossible: Church Bells in Bogota (#2.15)" (1990)
[last lines]
Jim Phelps: Are you all right?
Shannon Reed: Yeah. Yeah, I'll be fine.

"Mission: Impossible: The Gunslinger (#2.14)" (1990)
[last lines]
Shannon Reed: I called the FBI. They'll be here in a few minutes.
Nicholas Black: Oh, well, then it's time for us to go.
Jim Phelps: And Mr. McClintock's headed for the last roundup.

"Mission: Impossible: The Photographer (#2.15)" (1967)
[last lines]
James Phelps: And while you're sitting in your cell waiting to die, I want you to think about something. If your father really was innocent, who would have been more likely to wanna frame him? The United States government or his best friend, who also happened to be an enemy agent... even then.

"Mission: Impossible: The Counterfeiter (#2.20)" (1968)
[last lines]
Raymond Halder: You went to a lot of trouble to make a misdemeanor stick. What is it? Five hundred dollars fine and six months in jail?
Rollin Hand: That's just for making the drugs.
James Phelps: You confessed to selling them. But your tax returns didn't show any income from those sales.
Cinnamon Carter: Which means, Mr. Halder, you're gonna spend the next 20 years in a federal prison for tax fraud.

"Mission: Impossible: The Slave: Part 1 (#2.5)" (1967)
[last lines]
Barney Collier: Jim.
Amara: [in a slave cell] Please, no.
James Phelps: I know, I know. Make it as easy on her as you can, will you , Barney?
Amara: Please help me! You're making a terrible mistake, please... Please... Please... Please help me. Help me! You don't know what you're doing. Please!

"Mission: Impossible: Target Earth (#2.7)" (1989)
[last lines]
Jim Phelps: Welcome home.
Shannon Reed: Oh, I don't know wwhether to laugh or to cry.

"Mission: Impossible: Blind (#6.1)" (1971)
[last lines]
[to the team after getting his eyesight restored]
James Phelps: Glad to see you.

"Mission: Impossible: Command Performance (#2.4)" (1989)
[last lines]
Jim Phelps: I think that's one circus performance Minister Savitch will never forget.

"Mission: Impossible: The Interrogator (#3.25)" (1969)
[last lines]
James Phelps: They've got it.
Barney Collier: Lets go.

"Mission: Impossible: The Town (#2.21)" (1968)
[first lines]
Williams: Howdy.
James Phelps: Hi.
Williams: What's it gonna be? Gas, oil, water? Or plain conversation?
James Phelps: Well, how about a little bit of each one.
Williams: Alright. Which one you want to start with?

"Mission: Impossible: The Diplomat (#3.8)" (1968)
[last lines]
James Phelps: How's Mrs. Buchanan?
Rollin Hand: She's gonna be okay.
Barney Collier: Toland hasn't come out yet.
James Phelps: He may be a while.

"Mission: Impossible: A Game of Chess (#2.17)" (1968)
James Phelps: [During the apartment scene when discussing the upcoming mission] Then we're all set. Except for the typhoid. Who's got it?

"Mission: Impossible: The Assassin (#2.13)" (1990)
[last lines]
Max Harte: It's all over.
Jim Phelps: Nicholas?
Nicholas Black: Have I missed something?
Jim Phelps: Welcome home, Nicholas.

"Mission: Impossible: Speed (#7.19)" (1973)
[last lines]
Margaret Hibbing: Thank you. I don't feel afraid anymore. I think I'm going to be all right.
James Phelps: We know you're going to be all right.

"Mission: Impossible: The Merchant (#5.23)" (1971)
[last lines]
[having beating the foe at poker without any electronic aid]
James Phelps: Paris, you won.
Paris: Naturally.

"Mission: Impossible: The Killing (#2.22)" (1968)
[last lines]
[after Bert Gordon kills a disguised Connie]
James Phelps: [on the phone] Get me the police.

"Mission: Impossible: For Art's Sake (#2.10)" (1989)
[last lines]
Jim Phelps: Now, get the Montoya back to the museum. A masterpiece like this is a little too hot to handle.

"Mission: Impossible: Movie (#7.8)" (1972)
[last lines]
James Phelps: We'll take the watch, Mr. Dane.

"Mission: Impossible: The Crane (#4.23)" (1970)
[last lines]
James Phelps: Kozani's dead.
Constantine: My men and I can handle Strabo.
James Phelps: Yes, I'm sure you can.

"Mission: Impossible: TOD-5 (#7.5)" (1972)
[last lines]
Willy Armitage: You're looking real good, Mimi.
Barney Collier: How's the shoulder today?
Mimi Davis: Fine. Pain's all gone. Getting out tomorrow.
James Phelps: I think you're a lot happier about getting well than Gordon Holt was.

"Mission: Impossible: Decoy (#5.8)" (1970)
[last lines]
Anna Kerkoska: Oh... Will you wait for me to find out who this woman is? This Anna Kerkoska, now that she's free? Will you wait before we decide what we want there to be for us?
James Phelps: Yes, I'll wait.
Anna Kerkoska: Someday there will be time for us. I know it.