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Mission: Impossible: Commandante

The IMF must free Father Dominguin, revolutionary leader who has been captured by an international revolutionary Acero and local insurgent Martillo, both working for an Eastern power. To free the priest, the team must turn both men against the other.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x6
Production Number: 406
Airdate: Sunday November 02nd, 1969

Director: Barry Crane
Writer: Laurence Heath

Guest Stars
Lawrence DaneLawrence Dane
As Commandante Juan Acero
Arthur BatanidesArthur Batanides
As Father Paolo Dominguin

Co-Guest Stars
Sid HaigSid Haig
As Major Carlos Martillo
Pepe CallahanPepe Callahan
As Colonel Ortiz
Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr.Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr.
As Mayor Esbarto
David SachsDavid Sachs
As Sanchez
Ann MorellAnn Morell
As Louisa (as Anne Morell)
Robert PadillaRobert Padilla
As First Guard

Vic PerrinVic Perrin
voiced Border Guard (dubbed)
Victor LeonaVictor Leona
As Prison Guard
Main Cast
Peter Graves (1)Peter Graves (1)
As James Phelps
Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
As The Amazing Paris
Greg MorrisGreg Morris
As Barney Collier
Peter LupusPeter Lupus
As Willy Armitage
Bob Johnson (1)Bob Johnson (1)
voiced The IMF Voice


Jim picks up his briefing at the back of a bowling alley and is informed that Father Paolo Dominguin has been leading a democratic revolution in his country. Far eastern enemies are taking over the moment, using Carlos Martillo, a local insurgent. The legendary international revolutionary, Juan Acero, is assisting and they plan to murder Dominguin as soon as they discredit Dominguin and kill him without making him a martyr...

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Episode Quotes
Commandante Juan Acero: We are not to murder the priest.
Major Carlos Martillo: The priest is going to commit suicide. We will be blameless.
Commandante Juan Acero: Oh I see. The priest, a Catholic priest to whom suicide is a guarantee to Hell, will kill himself in our jail cell, under our guard and we will be blameless. Such brilliance, such subtlety. Martillo, you are a credit to the revolution. You are also a fool.

Jim: Releasing Father Dominguin to us would be a humanitarian gesture the whole world would applaud.
Commandante Juan Acero: You make good sense, Mr Slater. Public relations, the Americans call it, don't they? And good public relations could be one of the most potent weapons in our arsenal.

Commandante Juan Acero: Have you ever noticed, Ortiz, how American Intelligence gravitates toward religious covers? It stems from the American belief that God is one of them. Therefore they feel no compunction about using him.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerStanley Kallis
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJim Merrick
MusicRichard Hazard
Music EditorDan Carlin Sr.
HairstylistAdele Taylor
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Production CoordinatorDale Tarter
Post Production SupervisorRobert L. Swanson  |  Paul Krasny
Supervising Sound EditorDoug Grindstaff
Director of PhotographyKeith C. Smith  |  Paul Uhl
Art DirectorGibson Holley
Production ManagementBill Derwin
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Costume SupervisorForrest T. Butler  |  Dodie Shepard
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorWilliam O. Cairncross
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
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