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"Mission: Impossible" Flip Side (1970)

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Mission: Impossible: Season 5: Episode 2 -- Sal Mineo guest stars as a ruthless young operator who heads up an international narcotics ring which the IMF attempts to break up on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."


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Original Air Date:
29 September 1970 (Season 5, Episode 2)
Mel Bracken is one of the largest distributors of illegal drugs on the West Coast. Pharmaceutical magnate... See more » | Full synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Peter Graves ... James Phelps

Leonard Nimoy ... Paris

Lesley Ann Warren ... Dana Lambert (as Lesley Warren)

Greg Morris ... Barney Collier

Peter Lupus ... Willy Armitage

Sal Mineo ... Mel Bracken

Dana Elcar ... C.W. Cameron
Robert Alda ... Diego Maximillian
Jose De Vega ... Freddy (as Jose deVega)

Kasey Rogers ... Bunny Cameron
Joy Bang ... Girl
Ford Lile ... Pusher
John Rivera ... Tito
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Golden ... Customs Man (uncredited)
Bob Johnson ... Person on Tape (voice) (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... 1st Truck Driver (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
John Llewellyn Moxey 
Writing credits
Bruce Geller (created by)

Jackson Gillis (written by)

Produced by
Barry Crane .... associate producer
Bruce Geller .... executive producer
Bruce Lansbury .... producer
Original Music by
Benny Golson 
Cinematography by
Ronald W. Browne (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Loeffler 
Casting by
Jim Merrick (casting)
Art Direction by
Gibson Holley 
Set Decoration by
Lucien Hafley 
Makeup Department
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist (as Bob Dawn)
Adele Taylor .... hair stylist
Production Management
William Cairncross .... in charge of post-production
John A. Fegan Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Gordon A. Webb .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael P. Schoenbrun .... assistant director
Art Department
Arthur Wasson .... supervising property master
Sound Department
Michael Colgan .... sound editor
Dominick Gaffey .... production mixer
Joel Moss .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
John Burke .... special effects (as Jonnie Burke)
Dick Dial .... stunt double: Peter Graves (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dodie Shepard .... costume supervisor: women (as Dodie Schaefer)
Michael Tierney .... supervising costumer
Andrea E. Weaver .... set costumer: women (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Larry L. Mills .... editorial coordinator (as Larry Mills)
Music Department
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor (as Dan Carlin)
Benny Golson .... conductor
Kenyon Hopkins .... music supervisor
Lalo Schifrin .... composer: theme music
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar soloist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Ed Chamey .... vehicle coordinator
Other crew
Barbara Atkinson .... script supervisor
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive vice president in charge of production
Laurence Heath .... script consultant
Michael Jarvis .... production coordinator (as Mike Jarvis)
Dale Tarter .... production coordinator

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bruce Geller  creator

Production Management
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Taylor Jr. .... assistant director (1971-1972)
Lee Faulkner .... utility stunts
Wayne McLaren .... stunts
Charles Wilcox .... stunts
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Barney (Greg Morris) uses a tracking device to follow the shipment of drugs after he plants fake drugs with homing devices concealed inside. An identical tracking device (a ballpoint pen mounted on a pivot above an "on" and "off" switch) will reappear in the episode "Mission: Impossible: Blast (#5.18)" (1971) later this season.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Barney sneaks on the truck carrying the drugs, he tells Jim there are ten cases of them. However, in some shots you can clearly count at least 19 cases.See more »
Person on Tape:Good morning, Mr. Phelps. Every year, illegal, dangerous drugs cost the lives of thousands of Americans, mostly young people. The biggest distributor of these drugs on the Pacific Coast is Mel Bracken. His supplier from south of the border is businessman Diego Maximillian, who, in turn, gets his drugs legally from Midwest drug manufacturer C.W. Cameron. Your mission is to stop, to expose, and to destroy that vicious circle, including all three men who run it. Good luck, Jim.See more »


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