Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
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A prince, the absolute ruler of a principality, has $1.5 million which he plans to use for arms to wage war on a neighboring, oil-rich country. Briggs devices a scheme that involves ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles R. Rondeau

Writers:

Bruce Geller (created by), William Read Woodfield | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Steven Hill ... Daniel Briggs
Barbara Bain ... Cinnamon Carter
Greg Morris ... Barney Collier
Peter Lupus ... Willy Armitage
Martin Landau ... Rollin Hand
Nico Minardos ... Andre Malif
Nehemiah Persoff ... Prince Iben Kostas
Vincent Van Lynn Vincent Van Lynn ... Oliver Borgman
Lawrence Montaigne ... Kostas's Aide
Joe E. Tata ... Roulette Croupier (as Joey Tata)
Roger Til Roger Til ... Baccarat Croupier
Alex Bookston Alex Bookston ... Man in Arcade
Greg Benedict ... Karl
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A prince, the absolute ruler of a principality, has $1.5 million which he plans to use for arms to wage war on a neighboring, oil-rich country. Briggs devices a scheme that involves breaking the bank of the prince's casino. First, the IMF will utilize a computer to take $200,000 at roulette. That will provide the stake the IMF needs to take the prince at a high-stakes game of baccarat. Written by Bill Koenig

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1966 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Desilu Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (168 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The coastal location shown in the shot that opens the story is actually Monaco. The same footage was used to represent a different fictional nation in Mission: Impossible: The Brothers (1969) See more »

Goofs

Croupiers will always call "no more bets" BEFORE they spin the wheel. Thus the initial roulette scam should not work unless the local croupiers are prepared to accept bets after the ball is introduced to the wheel. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daniel Briggs: I'm looking for an early talkie called Lydia's Indiscretion.
Man in Arcade: Yeah. Wasn't Norma Leslie in it?
Daniel Briggs: No. You're thinking of Norma Lester.
Man in Arcade: Come on in the back room.
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Mission Highly Unlikely: 5 Adults in an Aston Martin Coupe
13 April 2017 | by Mark BurdenSee all my reviews

Mission Impossible 1/6 Odds On Evil The impossible mission here isn't getting Rollin Hand to dupe a Baccarat playing card sharping despot into losing $1.5 million dollars, but a getaway plan of five adults including well built Martin Landau and very well built Peter Lupus into an Aston Martin DB6 (in red, with embassy insignia) Barbara Bain is among the five escapees - her fur coat lined with of all those Yankee dollars - and - as this is 1966 - her coat is almost certainly constructed from the pelts of assassinated wildlife. So there we have it: Politics made possible by political incorrectness - to quote someone else: "it is an irony worthy of Chekov"


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