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"Mission: Impossible" The Mercenaries (1968)

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Director:
Writers:
Bruce Geller (created by)
Laurence Heath (written by)
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Original Air Date:
27 October 1968 (Season 3, Episode 4)
Plot:
A mercenary army in Central Africa led by Krim is destabilizing the region, and stockpiling stolen gold... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Peter Graves ... James Phelps

Martin Landau ... Rollin Hand

Barbara Bain ... Cinnamon Carter

Greg Morris ... Barney Collier

Peter Lupus ... Willy Armitage

Pernell Roberts ... Colonel Hans Krim
Skip Homeier ... Major January Gruner

Vic Tayback ... Sergeant Gorte (as Victor Tayback)

Bo Svenson ... Karl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Johnson ... Person on Tape (voice) (uncredited)

William Lucking ... Corporal Stohlman (uncredited)
Beatriz Monteil ... Camp Follower (uncredited)
Boyd Santell ... Corporal Verte (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Paul Krasny 
 
Writing credits
Bruce Geller (created by)

Laurence Heath (written by)

Produced by
Allan Balter .... producer
Barry Crane .... associate producer
Bruce Geller .... executive producer
William Read Woodfield .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Drasnin 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew J. McIntyre (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Swanson 
 
Casting by
Joseph D'Agosta 
 
Art Direction by
Bill Ross 
 
Set Decoration by
Lucien Hafley 
 
Makeup Department
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist (as Bob Dawn)
Adele Taylor .... hairstylist
 
Production Management
Edward Haldeman .... production manager
Paul Krasny .... in charge of post-production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victor Vallejo .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Arthur Wasson .... supervising property master
 
Sound Department
Gordon L. Day .... re-recording mixer
Dominick Gaffey .... production mixer
Joseph G. Sorokin .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
John Burke .... special effects (as Jonnie Burke)
 
Stunts
Dick Dial .... stunt double: Peter Graves (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Forrest T. Butler .... supervising costumer
Sabine Manela .... costume supervisor: women
 
Music Department
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor (as Dan Carlin)
Robert Drasnin .... conductor
Lalo Schifrin .... composer: theme music
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar soloist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ed Chamey .... vehicles
 
Other crew
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive vice president in charge of production
Philip D. Fehrle .... assistant to executive producer (as Philip Fehrle)
Alan Greedy .... script supervisor (as Allan Greedy)
Robert E. Thompson .... script consultant
 

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)
 
Stunts
Lee Faulkner .... utility stunts
Wayne McLaren .... stunts
Charles Wilcox .... stunts
 
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: The tape recording in this episode is on an eight track tape cassette, but when Jim is looking at the picture of Krim you can see the reels of a large reel to reel player turning behind it.See more »
Quotes:
Colonel Hans Krim:Tell me, did the 20th leave something valuable here?
Rollin Hand:[as a returning mercenary] Only our honor, Colonel.
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Movie Connections:
Edited from "Mission: Impossible" (1966)See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Lite spoiler, keeping the drama alive!, 24 December 2007
Author: smartalan from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Familiar cast, some in early roles. Pernell Roberts seemed to be an expert in roles where he looked like Fidel Castro and played the part in a similar vein as to how we Americans view him. The best part of this story comes at the end where you can compare the difference between corruptible and non corruptible. A bit of blood in this one, but of the non offensive variety. The crux of the episode is the IMF trying to steal a large amount of Gold Bullion from a military man out to take over his country by force. If they can get the gold, they can possibly stop a revolution as the rebels will now not ave their financing. The key line is when Phelps refers to the gold as "your gold" to the General but is corrected by the number 2 man who says that "the gold belongs to all of the soldiers and not one man". Points are removed purely because the ending is telegraphed.

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