Jim Phelps and his team of agents get the mission to free and clear the name of a retired American IMF-agent falsely imprisoned of murder in Istanbul. Now impending execution in Turkey, the former agent in question appears to have been set up by a crooked policeman named Captain Hamidou, who has built his whole career in the police force with corruption, murder and bribery. By making a quick arrest in this murder case, Hamidou earned himself a hefty promotion. An extra twist in the case turns out to be that the agent in need of rescue happens to be Jim's old colleague, and Grant's father, Barney Collier... Written by
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The "John Truman" who is credited with the "story" for this episode is actually writer Laurence Heath, who wrote more episodes of the original Mission: Impossible than anyone else. Heath objected to the "recycling" of his original screenplay from January, 1968 as the source material for this episode during the 1988 writer's strike in Hollywood. While he could not legally prevent the re-use of his screenplay, he was able to have his name removed from this episode. See more
Barney says that he is now a widower, and that his late wife was Grant's mother. But if Grant's mother was either of the two women Barney romanced during the original series, Grant would be from seven to ten years younger than he is. See more
What is this? What's going on?
Police. Get up.
Do what? Hey, get your hands off me. What in the hell...
Close your mouth, American! Now, that's better, Mr. Collier. Much better. You will come with us.