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Mission: Impossible: The Controllers (2)

The IMF's plan goes awry when Jim is forced to run the gate and the unconscious Borodin is accidentally shot and killed. Now Jim must go on trial for Borodin's murder... with Paris as his defense attorney. Meanwhile Barney must infiltrate the base's water tower in broad daylight to drug everyone in the facility to set up Turek.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x4
Production Number: 402
Airdate: Sunday October 19th, 1969

Director: Paul Krasny
Writer: Laurence Heath

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Special Guest Stars
Dina Merrill
As Meredyth

Guest Stars
David Sheiner
As Dr. Karl Turek
Alfred Ryder
As Colonel Borodin
Brooke Bundy
As Katherine

Co-Guest Stars
H.M. Wynant
As Lorkner
Robert Ellenstein
As Deputy Premier Voss
Harry Davis
As General Zagin
Leonard Stone
As Major Alud
Jonathan Brooks (2)
As Martyn
Michael Stefani
As Jailhouse Guard

Ralph Leabow
As Corridor Guard
Lee Duncan (1)
As Barney Double
Bill Couch
As Double, Guard
Bennie E. Dobbins
As Double, Lorkner
Main Cast
Peter Graves (1)
As James Phelps
Leonard Nimoy
As The Amazing Paris
Greg Morris
As Barney Collier
Peter Lupus
As Willy Armitage


Jim and Barney drive clear of the gate with the unconscious Borodin in the trunk, with the guards opening fire. The two agents get to the IMF warehouse, but discover that Borodin was killed by a stray bullet. Without him, they can’t have a trial with the colonel as a witness...

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Episode Goofs
The car that Jim drives to the cliff is a modern-day sedan.


However, the stock footage used when the car explodes is of a much older car of a completely different make and model.


The stunt double who leaps out of the car has black hair.

Which looks almost nothing like Peter Grave's hair in the next shot.

Barney wears sensibly-soled street shoes for making a climb up a slippery metal ladder.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJim Merrick
MusicJerry Fielding
Music EditorDan Carlin Sr.
HairstylistAdele Taylor (1)
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Production Sound MixerDominick Gaffey
Script SupervisorAlan Greedy
Production CoordinatorDale Tarter
Post Production SupervisorRobert L. Swanson  |  Paul Krasny
Supervising Sound EditorDoug Grindstaff
Re-Recording MixerGordon L. Day
Director of PhotographyKeith C. Smith
Art DirectorGibson Holley
Production ManagementBill Derwin
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Costume SupervisorForrest T. Butler  |  Dodie Shepard
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorJohn Loeffler
Assistant DirectorGordon A. Webb
Executive Vice President In Charge Of ProductionDouglas S. Cramer
Script ConsultantPaul Playdon
Supervising Property MasterArthur Wasson
VehiclesEd Chamey
Editorial CoordinatorMike Vejar
Warning: Mission: Impossible season 4 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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