Mission Impossible

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Femme fatale Dana Lambert (Lesley Ann Warren) joins the hit series this season, which finds Jim Phelps (Peter Graves) and the rest of the team tackling assignments in the United States as they go after organized crime and homegrown terrorists.
Starring
Barbara BainPeter GravesSteven Hill
Genres
EPGDramaAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. The Killer
    September 19, 1970
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Robert Conrad guest stars as a professional assassin whom the Impossible Missions Force must prevent from Carrying out his assignment without knowing the identity of his target in "The Killer" segment of Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  2. 2. Flip Side
    September 26, 1970
    50min
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    Sal Mineo guest stars as a ruthless young operator who heads up an international narcotics ring which the IMF attempts to break up on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  3. 3. The Innocent
    October 3, 1970
    50min
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    Christopher Connelly guest stars as a non-cooperative young computer genius who has "dropped-out" of society, but is desperately needed by the IMF to complete their assignment on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  4. 4. Homecoming
    October 10, 1970
    50min
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    Phelps re-turns to his hometown on personal business, only to find his once happy surroundings in a state of panic caused by a mysterious series of deaths of the young townswomen on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  5. 5. Flight
    October 17, 1970
    50min
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    English [CC]
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    John Colicos guest stars as a rebellious Caribbean government official, who plans to take over his country by having his president assassinated while in the United States to speak before a joint session of Congress on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  6. 6. My Friend, My Enemy
    October 25, 1970
    50min
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    English [CC]
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    Special-guest star Jill Haworth portrays a glamorous double agent, who uses her feminine wiles on Paris to set him up for an enemy plot on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible" series.
  7. 7. Butterfly
    October 31, 1970
    50min
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    The IMF attempts to clear an American businessman in Japan of false charges that he murdered his Japanese wife in "Butterfly," a segment of Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible" series.
  8. 8. The Amateur
    November 14, 1970
    50min
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    Before the IMF can get the prototype of an Iron Curtain country's secret weapon to the United States, part of the weapon falls into the hands of an unscrupulous, greedy nightclub owner, in "The Amateur" episode of Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  9. 9. Decoy
    November 7, 1970
    50min
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    Phelps falls in love with a woman that the IMF have been assigned to bring out of an iron curtain country over the seemingly insurmountable obstacles set in their way by the country's secret police in the "Decoy" episode of Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  10. 10. Hunted
    November 21, 1970
    50min
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    While rescuing an imprisoned patriot, Barney is critically wounded and must be left behind in order for the IMF to complete their mission in the "Hunted" episode of Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  11. 11. The Rebel
    November 28, 1970
    50min
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    Phelps poses as an archeology professor and Dana as one of his graduate students, as the IMF goes to the aid of a group of young guerilla fighters in an effort to obtain from them a notebook containing vital scientific information in "The Rebel" on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  12. 12. Squeeze Play
    December 12, 1970
    50min
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    A leading illegal supplier of heroin is dying of cancer and is about to designate a successor and turn over to him the only known list containing all the vital information about the entire drug operation on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  13. 13. The Hostage
    December 19, 1970
    50min
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    Paris, still in his cover from a completed mission, is kidnapped and held hostage by a group of treacherous revolutionists in "The Hostage" on Paramount Television's award-winning series "Mission: Impossible."
  14. 14. Takeover
    January 2, 1971
    50min
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    A political boss hires a professional provocateur to stage a violent protest, in a maneuver to discredit his state's governor and elevate his puppet, the mayor, to the governorship in "Takeover" on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  15. 15. Cat's Paw
    January 9, 1971
    50min
    TV-PG
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    Hari Rhodes guest stars as George Corley, an underworld leader whose link with a police precinct chief is the object of Barney's brother's newspaper crusade in "Cat's Paw" on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  16. 16. The Missile
    January 16, 1971
    50min
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    The IMF devises an elaborate scheme to dupe foreign agent James Reed into stealing a bogus missile guidance system in "The Missile" on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  17. 17. The Field
    January 23, 1971
    50min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The IMF is assigned to destroy a satellite containing thermonuclear bombs that have been launched by a hostile power as a means for international blackmail in "The Field" on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  18. 18. Blast
    January 30, 1971
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Henry Darrow guest stars as Gregory Tolan, the local leader of a revolutionist group specializing in robberies for the financing of a movement to overthrow the United States government in the "Blast" segment of Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  19. 19. The Catafalque
    February 6, 1970
    50min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    With the threat of another off-shore missile crisis and perhaps a confrontation that could lead to war, the IMF is called upon to expose a nuclear arms treaty secretly signed by a previously friendly country and a hostile power in "The Catafalque" on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  20. 20. Kitara
    February 20, 1971
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    The IMF is called upon to free John Darcy, the leader of a liberation movement in West Africa, and end the tyrannical rule of his captor, Colonel Alex Kohler, a ruthless segregationist in the "Kitara" segment of Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  21. 21. A Ghost Story
    February 27, 1971
    50min
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    English [CC]
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    Andrew Duggan guest stars as Justin Bainbridge, a multimillionaire paranoid militarist, whose son, Howard, defected behind the Iron Curtain with the formula to a lethal nerve-gas he had developed in "A Ghost Story" on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  22. 22. The Party
    March 6, 1971
    50min
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    The whereabouts of a list of enemy agents operating in the United States is locked in the memory of a captured spy, Col. Vanin (guest star Frank Marth), and no one, including the spy, can penetrate his mind in "The Party" on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."
  23. 23. The Merchant
    March 17, 1971
    50min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    George Sanders guest stars as Armand Anderssarian, one of the world's largest dealers in illegal arms, who is about to complete a deal involving the purchase and resale of millions of dollars worth of American arms to guerilla groups in North Africa and the Middle East in "The Merchant" segment of Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible."

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Directors
Gerald MayerReza BadiyiBarry CranePaul KrasnyJohn MoxeyJohn Llewellyn MoxeySeymour RobbieTerry BeckerVirgil VogelLeon BensonCharles R. RondeauMurray GoldenSutton Roley
Supporting actors
Martin LandauGreg MorrisPeter Lupus
Producers
Bruce GellerBarry CraneBruce LansburyLaurence Heath
Season year
1971
Network
CBS
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4.8 out of 5 stars

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Terry chamnessReviewed in the United States on July 15, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A very impressive season
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As Mission Impossible enter season 5 you wouldn't know it, the show in fact seems to get some of its shine back that it lost a little bit in season 4. Mostly because they didn't find a permanent replacement That season for Barbara Bain who departed after 3 years but this season they did with Lesley Ann Warren she bring some new life to the series which makes this as far as I'm concerned the second best season of the entire run of the series behind season 3 which is still my favorite. The rest of the game is back almost Peter Graves is still there as the leader of the IMF team Leonard Nimoy and Greg Morris are also there but Peter Lupus is missing from most of the season. I Googled to try to find some information why, the best I could find is a Wikipedia article according to the writer of that article The Producers at the time we're thinking about dropping Lupus permanently from the show but he proved so popular with fans that they brought him back as the season was coming to an end. A young Sam Elliott appears in most of the season and it's very good obviously but he's no Peter Lupus. There's some really good episodes in this season and there's not a lot of repetitive stuff that there had been previously except a couple of episodes at the end. In one episode they try to make a man believe that his house is haunted something that they had already done a couple times in previous seasons and in another episode they tried to bring down a bad guy in a high-stakes poker game yeah that sounds familiar too. But overall it really is a great season you certainly get the field that the show has now moved into the 70s they go heavy on that. they even try an updated version of the theme. Apparently that didn't work it was dropped the next year for the original version. I love this season I highly recommended and it's a very reasonable price if you're a fan I want to become a fan you should get it
Computer Pros of MalibuReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun, with a different twist than the previous seasons.
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From the first to last episode, this is by far the weirdest takes on the MI formula. I loved it! The bulky gadgets, the never ending use of the Saurian brandy bottle prop, Leonard Nimoy must've had a ball with this; it's in a bunch of these episodes, AND he even got to interact with his Star Trek Dad in "The Rebal". Lesley (without the Ann) Warren is HOT! Yes there were some instances of really lazy writing, but I enjoyed them all. The Amateur is my favorite with Anthony Zerbe. The very last episode in the bunch "The Merchant" was a direct rip on Bond with George Sanders and sadly his very last TV work, there were scenes shot in Laguna Hills after a major fire which had to be acted through as a feeble attempt at trying to look like eastern Europe. The writers ended up adding in more twists and I think there is a correlation to the movie franchise. Over all, I recommend this if your into cheesy TV spy stuff.
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Scott OpinionReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
COMPLETED THE SET
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I’m torn on this one. Every box is checked for this season six (6) — ACTING (!) Cinema (!), MISSION IMPOSSIBLE intrigue (!) NEW STORY LINE APPROACH (!) SO why only three stars?
Each show plot in this season had a tiring similarity. One M-I member almost gets caught. Why that is relatively new and was immediately a refreshing change, when you know it’s not gonna last or make a difference to the ending anyway then why bother. One or two shows like this maybe, but the majority had this theme.
To be sure Linda Day George was a refreshing addition but try as they might the special effects lost a bit of their luster. This completed all seasons for me. Good but not great.
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Calamity JaneReviewed in the United States on May 2, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible
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Who wrote this season? With the exception of The Killer, the fifth season lacks the intricate plots and precision that made Mission Impossible a huge hit. There's nothing to leave us on the edge of our seats like seasons past. There are no teasers in the very beginning -- stuff we didn't understand at the time, but knew we would when everything fell together nicely in the end. No twists. No excellence that we fans came to adore. It's little more than bad drama, poor acting, googled-eyed facial expression and pointless banter as the story drags itself along.

Leonard Nimoy and Lesley Ann Warren add nothing. I'm hoping the sixth and seventh season aren't as bad as this one. I bought them too.
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HMS WarspiteReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Change in Mission...
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"Mission Impossible - The Fifth TV Season" originally aired in 1970-1971 and featured a few subtle changes to the standard format of this classic TV drama. The plots shifted from an almost exclusively Cold War focus to new, more contemporary 1970's issues for the Impossible Mission Force involving criminal syndicates, terrorists, protesters, apartheid, private crimes, and in one instance, a serial killer. There were new cast members. Long-time series regulars Peter Graves, Greg Morris, and Peter Lupus were joined by Leonard Nimoy as Paris (for his second season), a young Sam Elliot as Dr. Doug Roberts, and an even younger Lesley Ann Warren as Dana Lambert.

This DVD set contains all 23 episodes of the fifth season. Among the highlights: "The Killer", in which the IMF tracks a contract killer played by Robert Conrad and in which Lesley Warren is introduced as new agent Dana Lambert. In "Homecoming", Jim Phelps rallies his team for an off-the-books mission to catch a serial killer in his hometown; the episode provides an intriguing glimpse of the young Phelps. In "My Friend, My Enemy", Paris is kidnapped and transformed into a killing machine whose target is his own boss, Jim Phelps. In "Kitara", the IMF team must liberate a young black freedom fighter by convincing his ruthless captor of his own black heritage. In "The Party", the IMF cleverly "borrows" an entire foreign consulate to fool an enemy spy. Each episode features the exotic plans and race-against-the-clock mission execution that were the show's signature.

The Cold War is almost two decades in our collective wake, and the special effects look less impressive than at first showing, but these Mission: Impossible episodes are still fun to watch. The "Season Five" is very highly recommended to its fans.
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cteno4Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a classic!
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Mission impossible was one of the shows as a kid you waited all week for! Nice to have them all and watch them at my leisure. Transfers are ntsc and old stuff I’m sure, so a bit grainy on a large screen, but as you watch I find I don’t notice it at all. Well worth the money.
Midnight HourReviewed in the United States on September 30, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great shows
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As I have written on season two, three, and four these movies are even better the second time around as I first saw them as a teenager. Not a bad show in any of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th seasons. The 5th season is just as great as those that came before it. There is not a bad show in this package as is true of all the other seasons I have.
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SC VandyReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2010
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good Morning, Mr. Phelps
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Packaging, video and audio quality first rate. Some very entertaining episodes here, and a few clunkers. I always liked the teamwork and camaraderie of the "Mission: Impossible" regulars. Why have there never been interviews with personnel associated with "Mission: Impossible" or CBS Video's other '60s-'70s title "Hawaii Five-0" on the expected bonus tracks of these DVDs?! What a treat it would be to see Peter Lupus, Lesley Ann Warren and Leonard Nimoy provide insight into production of specific episodes and share some meaningful anecdotes about "Mission" and the show's treatment by Paramount and CBS. I mean more than the cliched "Oh, we were all just like a family. Blah, blah, blah." And speaking of "Five-0" why hasn't CBS Video provided the "Mission: Impossible" episodic promos which are provided on "Hawaii Five-0" DVDs? And why not include/offer the station break bumpers mid show? Those 5-second music and title card clips are nostalgic to many of us who fondly recall "Mission's" CBS broadcasts. And one doesn't have to be in the group who saw these episodes first-run to want to see/hear the Paramount logo at the tail of the end title. Why, oh why, can't CBS Video retain the complete end title with Paramount title card and then add on the CBS Video clip?! It boggles the mind. That one act destroys the overall experience of feeling one is watching vintage "Mission: Impossible."
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