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The IMF goes after an art collector, Victor Laszlo, who has stolen a fuel formula and plans to sell it to enemy agents. To pull off their scheme, they have to get it out of an impregnable safe in Laszlo's apartment.
Sunday December 07th, 1969
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At a playground, Jim gets into an empty car and picks up his briefing on Victor Laszlo, an art collector who stole a new fuel formula critical to America’s missile defense. Laszlo’s partner Dunson stole the formula and killed the scientist so they can’t recreate the formula. An enemy country that has duplicated the formula on their own plan to play Laszlo to destroy his copy, putting the U.S. significantly behind. The IMF must recover the formula and dispose of Laszlo...Read the full recap
Guest agents: female agent Gillian Colbee, construction worker Erikcson
Victor Laszlo: I put another security device on the safe.
Ray Dunson: What is it?
Victor Laszlo: Then it wouldn't be foolproof.
Victor Laszlo: These parties you represent, is your position with them through one of loyalty?
Gillian Colbee: I'm far too selfish to be loyal to one person or one country.
Gillian Colbee: I guarantee you protection.
Victor Laszlo: Miss Collins, after all the lies you've said this afternoon, I don't believe I would recognize your telling of the truth if my life depended on it.
Paris: (posing as Laszlo) Did anyone ever tell you you're extremely attractive when you're threatening?
Ericson's name is spelled "Ericson" on-screen (he and Willy have maintenance one-piece uniforms with the name on it), but the end credits spell it "Erickson."
"Victor Laszlo" is a deliberate allusion by Jerry Ludwig to Paul Henreid's character in Casablanca (1942).
The character name "Dunson" is a deliberate homage by Jerry Ludwig to John Wayne's character in Red River (1948).