Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
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Jim Phelps is kidnapped by townspeople after learning they are part of an assassination network. The clock is ticking as a pair of assassins are en route to a perform a hit. The 'Force' ... See full summary »

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... James Phelps
... Rollin Hand
... Cinnamon Carter
... Barney Collier
... Willy Armitage
... Doc
Eddie Ryder ... Williams
... January
Robert Pickering ... Marty
... Gina
... Instructor
Dee Carroll ... Liz
... Deputy
George Perina ... Mosnyevov
Glen Gordon ... Desk Clerk (as Glen C. Gordon)
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Jim Phelps is kidnapped by townspeople after learning they are part of an assassination network. The clock is ticking as a pair of assassins are en route to a perform a hit. The 'Force' must find and save Jim, then try to stop the impending assassination. Written by KG Prophet

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18 February 1968 (USA)  »

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Shortly after Phelps enters "the Town" (about 1:14 minutes into the episode) he drives past the Woodfield Town Cemetery, presumably an in-joke named after M:I's second-season script consultant (and writer) William Read Woodfield. See more »

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When Rollin and Cinnamon have to make a mask of the doctor (played by Will Geer) "on the fly," Cinnamon takes a fairly stiff piece of clear plastic and melts it in the doctor's sterilizing oven to create the mask. Such plastic, if melted and reconstituted, would have hardened into a rigid, mostly clear constituent; it never would have provided the flexible, flesh-like material of the mask depicted, which would have required some kind of latex. See more »

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[first lines]
Williams: Howdy.
James Phelps: Hi.
Williams: What's it gonna be? Gas, oil, water? Or plain conversation?
James Phelps: Well, how about a little bit of each one.
Williams: Alright. Which one you want to start with?
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One of the most unusual and best of the IMF series
17 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

A great departure from the usual opening, and you expect to see Jim going somewhere to pick up his new mission. Instead he stumbles upon an international assassination plot and becomes a prisoner of the ringleader and his band of merry followers. This one generates great tension all the way through and some nice surprises. The only quibble I have with it is the perfunctory way the IMF deals with the bad guys' plot. I think the producers could easily have turned this into a fantastic two-parter. Even so, this is probably the best episode of the second season, perhaps of the entire series. Grandpa Walton, Will Geer, as a villainous doctor really steals the show. A real must see for any action/adventure fan.


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