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Barney Collier (Character)
from "Mission: Impossible" (1966)

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"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.

[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)
[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]


"Mission: Impossible: Cat's Paw (#5.15)" (1971)
[first lines]
DA Scanlon: Did your brother explain to you what's been going on, Mr. Collier?
Barney Collier: Just that some of the neighborhood crooks have pushed out the old white syndicate and moved in on the local rackets.
Larry Collier: Exactly, but a black mob is just as vicious as a white one. That's why I'm fighting it.
DA Scanlon: White or black, nobody operates in the ghetto without Captain Abbot. Get me enough proof to indict Abbot, and the whole thing folds.

[last lines]
DA Scanlon: We've got them accusing each other.
Barney Collier: You have your case.
DA Scanlon: Yes, I do. And thank you.
Barney Collier: Mr. Scanlon.


"Mission: Impossible: The Condemned (#1.4)" (1988)
[first lines]
Barney Collier: What is this? What's going on?
Captain Hamidou: Police. Get up.
Barney Collier: Do what? Hey, get your hands off me. What in the hell...
Captain Hamidou: [slapping Barney] Close your mouth, American! Now, that's better, Mr. Collier. Much better. You will come with us.

[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: The Diamond (#1.19)" (1967)
Willy Armitage: [after swapping out the diamond] Can't tell this one from the fake.
Barney Collier: No, not if you don't look too closely.

[last lines]
Rollin Hand: I'm kind of sorry.
Barney Collier: Why?
Rollin Hand: Well, for a while there, I almost believed it really could produce diamonds.
Daniel Briggs: It did... the one we were after.


"Mission: Impossible: Zubrovnik's Ghost (#1.11)" (1966)
[last lines]
Rollin Hand: Ariana... how'd you know about that beekeeper?
Ariana Domi: I saw bees. It was a hunch.
Barney Collier: Ariana, I'll never doubt you again... out loud.
Ariana Domi: And you, Rollin?
Rollin Hand: Well, I don't know.
Ariana Domi: You don't know? Then I gave my greatest performance.

Barney Collier: If you can't fight ghosts with logic, fight ghosts with ghosts.


"Mission: Impossible: Old Man Out: Part 1 (#1.4)" (1966)
[last lines]
Barney Collier: Are we fixed for cash? I won't have time to pass the hat.

Barney Collier: What is that thing?
Cinnamon Carter: Eyelash curler.
Barney Collier: That's the most diabolical-looking piece of equipment I've ever seen.


"Mission: Impossible: TOD-5 (#7.5)" (1972)
Gordon Holt: Wh-What happened? I'm not dead.
Barney Collier: You're not supposed to be.

[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: 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: Death Squad (#4.24)" (1970)
[last lines]
Alma Ross: Barney. How did you get...?
Barney Collier: There's no time. I'm delivering you to the Staton Art Galleries in New York personally.
Alma Ross: What about Corba?
Barney Collier: Don't worry about Corba. We're sending enough evidence to the Governor to hang him. Let's go.


"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.


"Mission: Impossible: The Psychic (#1.28)" (1967)
[last lines]
Cinnamon Carter: The stockholders of Lowell's investment funds will be glad to get these back.
Byron Miller: You don't think they'll mind that the game was fixed?
Willy Armitage: That's right. What if Lowell comes back to the United States and presses charges?
Barney Collier: He could, you know. After serving 99 years or so for embezzlement.
Rollin Hand: We'll worry about it then, okay?


"Mission: Impossible: Charity (#2.10)" (1967)
Barney Collier: This metal is soft as butter!


"Mission: Impossible: The Carriers (#1.10)" (1966)
[last lines]
Daniel Briggs: Will he be all right?
Roger Lee: Yes. But, as soon as we get across the border, we'll all have to get the treatment. We've all been exposed to him.
Barney Collier: So was Passik.
Cinnamon Carter: Yes, but he doesn't know it.


"Mission: Impossible: A Cube of Sugar (#1.26)" (1967)
[last lines]
Barney Collier: What do you think they'll do to Brobin when they find out he's let it slip through his fingers?
Rollin Hand: They'll probably keep him right there in that padded cell. Where I left him.


"Mission: Impossible: Old Man Out: Part 2 (#1.5)" (1966)
Barney Collier: You're bleeding!
Tosk: [Sarcastically] You noticed.


"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: The Innocent (#5.3)" (1970)
[first lines]
Barney Collier: The computer's on the other side of this wall, Willie. We'll have to move these.
Willy Armitage: Right.


"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: 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: My Friend, My Enemy (#5.6)" (1970)
[last lines]
Dana Lambert: How do you feel?
Paris: Feel, like, uh, like somebody just took something out of my head.
[referring to dog that had implant]
Paris: Is that him?
Barney Collier: That's him.


"Mission: Impossible: Chico (#4.17)" (1970)
[last lines]
Barney Collier: [after Prado has Sandoval shot] Operator, give me the police.


"Mission: Impossible: Bag Woman (#6.19)" (1972)
[last lines]
Willy Armitage: How you feel?
Barney Collier: Feeling fine.


"Mission: Impossible: Takeover (#5.14)" (1971)
Barney Collier: Mayor Tallman, I want to make sure you understand. We have enough against you in conspiracy charges to put you away for ten years, but the Governor doesn't want to prosecute.
Mayor Steve Tallman: Don't give me that. Why did he set me up if he doesn't want to put me away?
Barney Collier: He wants Peck. Testify against him and you have your freedom. Don't be a fool. You don't owe Charlie Peck anything. He tried to kill you. Remember?


"Mission: Impossible: The Reluctant Dragon (#1.16)" (1967)
[last lines]
[in car waiting for Rollin]
Dr. Karen Cherlotov: Where is he?
Dr. Helmut Cherlotov: Something has gone wrong.
Barney Collier: Don't worry, he'll be here.
[back in the lab]
Rollin Hand: [to Jankowski while placing a towel over his bullet wound before he leaves] Press on this.


"Mission: Impossible: The Hostage (#5.13)" (1970)
[last lines]
Barney Collier: [to Siomney] Don't be too hard on Frederico. He didn't have too much to say about it.


"Mission: Impossible: The Confession (#1.22)" (1967)
[last lines]
Willy Armitage: You're not a bad actor, Rollin.
Rollin Hand: How were the ratings?
Barney Collier: It was on the entire network.
Cinnamon Carter: 40 or 50 million viewers.
Daniel Briggs: I'd say that Townsend and McMillan are suffering from overexposure.


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


"Mission: Impossible: Time Bomb (#4.12)" (1969)
[last lines]
Gen. Brenner: The building is safe, Mr. Shambi?
Barney Collier: Yes, it is, General. The defective beam is in the basement. I will send a company of engineers to repair it. Right now, I must make a personal report to the Premier.
Paris: I will accompany you, Mr. Shambi.


"Mission: Impossible: The Missile (#5.16)" (1971)
[last lines]
Paris: Is Jim all right?
Dana Lambert: I reached him. I hope it was in time.
Barney Collier: [on the phone] Give me the police.


"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 Deal (#7.3)" (1972)
[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: Memory (#1.2)" (1966)
Daniel Briggs: How much juice in that fence?
Barney Collier: Enough. You can't get deader than dead.


"Mission: Impossible: Operation Rogosh (#1.3)" (1966)
[last lines]
[Rogosh gets into a car with his boss]
Imre Rogosh: They tricked me.
Klimi: Imre, am I correct? You told them everything?
Imre Rogosh: But they tricked me, they tricked me.
[Mr. Briggs watches them drive off. Barney stands behind]
Barney Collier: I'm sorry we had to let a man like Rogosh live.
Daniel Briggs: We didn't.


"Mission: Impossible: Fakeout (#1.12)" (1966)
Cinnamon Carter: [Cinnamon is trying on a mask] How'd I look?
Daniel Briggs: Let's just say it works.
Cinnamon Carter: OK, I'll wear it.
Barney Collier: You might be starting a whole style.
Cinnamon Carter: Mm... Can I wear one with a pattern? Flowers, lace, something?
Daniel Briggs: Nope.
Cinnamon Carter: You have no fashion sense.
Daniel Briggs: Nope.


"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: The Double Circle (#4.10)" (1969)
[last lines]
[having just opened the safe without activating the bomb]
Barney Collier: I've got it, Jim.


"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.


"Mission: Impossible: Mindbend (#6.4)" (1971)
[last lines]
Lisa Casey: Are you sure there won't be any aftereffects?
Barney Collier: None at all, Casey. Not even a hangover. I've been given a clean bill of health. I'm ready to go home.


"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: Squeeze Play (#5.12)" (1970)
[during the initial briefing]
Barney Collier: What about the house, Paris? Was there enough information?
Paris: Would you like to know how many carpet tacks there are in any particular room?


"Mission: Impossible: The Legacy (#1.15)" (1967)
[last lines]
Barney Collier: Well, so much for the Fourth Reich.


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


"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: Commandante (#4.6)" (1969)
[last lines]
Paris: That was a beautiful crash you let Ortiz rig.
Barney Collier: Ortiz had plenty of time. He just muffed it. I had to redo the job myself or the copter never would have gotten off the ground.


"Mission: Impossible: Encounter (#6.7)" (1971)
[last lines]
[stopping a drink from being poured]
Barney Collier: No more.
Lois Stoner: I don't want to go back.
Barney Collier: Mrs. Stoner?
Lois Stoner: Please, help me.
Barney Collier: I will.