Mission: Impossible

Season 5 Episode 9

The Amateur

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Nov 14, 1970 on CBS
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The team must steal a rocket laser and smuggle out Father Bernard and his list of Western operatives. Bernard puts the IMF in contact with Wittstock, who gets them the laser. Wittstock is killed after delivering the weapon and Police Colonel Eckert seals up the country to capture the IMF. Bernard dies of a stroke but gets the list, but nightclub owner Eric Schilling saw Dana with Wittstock and tries to take advantage of the situation to profit. When Barney splits the laser into five parts for the team to smuggle out of the country, Schilling gets hold of Dana's part and the team has to get the part from Schilling while escaping through the heavily-guarded airport.

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  • A vey good show with nice ending.

    9.8
    The story was done quite well. Everything went "well" until the contact was killed in a gun battle at the hand=off of lasar guilded missile. Then the Team must get it out the "USSR" to America. They break-down the missle to make it easier to stuggle out and while the "Police" is on to them. Barney and Paris uses a cross-country bike race to get their parts out, Jim and Harris go under cover as prists, which they use to get an agent list from a dying priset that helps American agents in that country and Dana poses as a photos girl at a local bar and uses a jar of cold cream to get her part out. However, the owner a not so bright man, finds the part and uses it to black-mail some money for himself. Once again the Team finds a new way to get the job done. The ending was a thing of beauty.moreless
Peter Graves

Peter Graves

James Phelps

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

The Amazing Paris

Lesley Ann Warren

Lesley Ann Warren

Dana Lambert

Greg Morris

Greg Morris

Barney Collier

Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott

Dr. Doug Robert

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson

IMF Voice on Tape (uncredited)

Anthony Zerbe

Anthony Zerbe

Eric Schilling

Guest Star

Ron Feinberg

Ron Feinberg

Colonel Kurt Eckert

Guest Star

Lisa Pera

Lisa Pera

Clara Schram

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Eric Schilling picks up the still-burning photo of Max from the trash can, it is clearly a corner of the photo but when a close-up is shown with the message it is the lower bottom where the message was written over Max's tie. Later, when Eric shows the pic to Clara, it is again the corner section.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Barney: The rocket laser is a prototype. Each of the five sections is integral. Without one, the others are useless.
      Dana: Meaning if only one of us gets out, it's a draw.
      Paris: That's right. We don't have the weapon, but they don't either.
      Doug: That's a comfort in case you're caught.
      Dana: I'll try to remember that.

    • Clara: What are you up to with that girl?
      Eric: Clara, don't be jealous. What would I want with another woman when I have you?
      Clara: I love you too, Eric.

    • Eric: I seem to recall him now.
      Eckert: He's dead. Shot.
      Eric: Oh. I'm sorry.
      Eckert: He was an enemy of the state.
      Eric: In that case, I withdraw my condolence.

    • Eric: Clara, you don't appreciate me! (tapping his brow) That's not some creaky old sausage machine up there.

    • Dana: You'll give him a gift for me.
      Eric: But first he will give me a gift from you.
      Dana: Eric, you think of everything, don't you?
      Eric: Everything. I have a computer for a mind, Jenny.

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