Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
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A U.S. bomber crashes behind the Iron Curtain. Its Fail-Safe device, however, failed to self destruct. A brilliant U.S. scientist who defected to the unnamed country is supervising efforts ... See full summary »

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Rollin Hand
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Barney Collier
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Willy Armitage
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Technician (as Emile Genest)
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Laso
Peter Hellman ...
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Judy Levitt ...
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Art Stewart ...
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A U.S. bomber crashes behind the Iron Curtain. Its Fail-Safe device, however, failed to self destruct. A brilliant U.S. scientist who defected to the unnamed country is supervising efforts to take the device apart, which will yield valuable information about the entire U.S. defense system. The IMF must recover the Fail-Safe device and abduct the scientist. As part of the plan devised by Phelps, Rollin and Cinnamon will pose as U.S. scientists on a tour. Written by Bill Koenig

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17 March 1968 (USA)  »

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The opening scene where Phelps receives the mission is re-used footage (slightly edited) from #2.13. See more »

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As Rollin pulls the front panel off the fail-safe device, a wire harness just falls out, indicating it was never connected. See more »

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Person on Tape: [voice on tape] Good morning, Mr. Phelps. Last night, one of our SAC bombers crashed behind the Iron Curtain. The plane's fail-safe mechanism did not destruct and has been taken to the Vatzia Institute, which is headed by the brilliant American physicist Paul Shipherd, who defected several years ago. If Shipherd succeeds in disassembling the mechanism, he will learn the key to our entire fail-safe system. Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it, is to recover the fail-safe...
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Featured in Pioneers of Television: Crime Dramas (2011) See more »

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