Taggert, a U.S. industrialist, has acquired a jade figure, which has great religious significance to Kuala Rokat. That nation is a small but strategically located nation which borders China. Taggert's acquisition threatens to undo years of sensitive U.S. diplomacy but there is no legal way to force him to give the figure back. Phelps devises a plan which, among other things, calls for causing havoc with Taggert's mainframe computer, Rollin impersonating an academic from Kuala Rokat and using a highly trained cat in getting the jade away from Taggert. Written by
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There were as many as 12 different cats used, each trained to do one specific task. See more
In the beginning of this episode, when the team is preparing in Mr. Phelps condo, Barney demonstrates to the team what Rusty the cat is capable of. He instructs the cat to retrieve Cinnamon's pearl necklace that was placed in a pouch by Phelps, for Rusty to find. Rusty pulls off the retrieval of the necklace flawlessly, but when he walks back to Barney, one can see a hand holding a reward for Rusty in the left part of the screen (it is barely visible). Rusty takes the treat from the hand. The hand is not Barney's, because both his hands are visible to pick up Rusty and the necklace. As there was no-one else of the IMF team even close to Barney at that point, one can only assume it is the hand from a member of the film crew to give the cat the treat that was used to lure him in in the first place. See more
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[voice on tape
Good morning, Mr. Phelps. For the past 25 years, this country has depended on the friendship of Kuala Rokat, a small but strategic nation on the China-India border. This is the Imperial Seal of Kuala Rokat, a priceless 2,000-year-old jade figure on a golden rope. Two weeks ago, it turned up in the art collection of the famous American industrial, J. Richard Taggart. Yesterday, our government, on behalf of Kuala Rokat, requested that Taggart return the stolen jade to ...