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Mission: Impossible

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CBS (ended 1973)

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Mission: Impossible
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This 7-year series chronicled the adventures of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF), a team of government spies and specialists who were offered "impossible missions" (should they decide to accept them) by the unseen "Secretary". Although the cast varied over the years, the main characters included The Team Leader (Dan Briggs the first season, then Jim Phelps the other six), The Techno-Wizard (Barney Collier), The Strongman (Willy Armitage), The Master of Disguise (first Rollin Hand, then The Amazing Paris), and The Femme Fatale (Cinnamon Carter, Dana Lambert, Casey, Mimi Davis). The series is best known for its standard (but not invariable) opening mission contact (conducted by a pre-recorded message), the theme composed by Lalo Schifrin, the leader's selection of mission agents from a dossier, the opening briefing, the intricate use of disguises and a typical "mask pulloff" scene near the end of most episodes, and the relative lack of characterization of the characters.
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  • Steven Hill

    Steven Hill

    Daniel Briggs

    Greg Morris

    Greg Morris

    Barney Collier

    Peter Lupus

    Peter Lupus

    Willy Armitage

    Martin Landau

    Martin Landau

    Rollin Hand

    Barbara Bain

    Barbara Bain

    Cinnamon Carter

    Bob Johnson

    Bob Johnson

    IMF Voice on Tape (uncredited)

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Wonderful Show!

      9.5
      Very clever and ahead of it's time. Each week was a new mission. No getting into the personal or love lives of the actors. Creative and consistently interesting. Yep, the premise wasn't always so great, but it was still clever. One of my favorite shows.
    • Poking Holes In The Plot Was Half The Fun.

      7.5
      Okay, it was unbelievable-even absurd. If primary bad guy looked to his left instead of his right, then the whole plot would fall apart; and it's amazing how many tinpot dictators resembled Nehemiah Persoff. But c'mon- they said right there in the title that it was impossible! My pet peeve was that Agent Phelps always chose the same 4-5 agents. Why even have the others in that folder, and who were they?

      I can't say it was my favorite show, but I appreciated the effort.moreless
    • Wished it was better

      7.0
      1st ep (09)
    • i LOVE THEM

      9.5
      tHEY ARE THE BEST
    • Clever thought provoking show, great theme song too.

      8.0
      I really enjoyed watching the show Mission Impossible. I was just a young boy when the show aired and sometimes it was hard for me to follow. I remember having to ask my dad "why did they do that or what was that for?" My dad would say just watch the show and it would all come out in the end. Yes the spy, secret agent genre was all the rage in the mid to late sixties. Yes it was hard to follow sometimes but I thought is was a great show. I loved it.moreless
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    Action & Adventure

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    Crime