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Mission: Impossible: The Hostage

Paris, disguised as a businessman, is returning from a mission and captured by the Popular Revolutionary Front, terrorists led by the vicious Robert Siomney. When the terrorists try to force the release of three PRF prisoners, including group leader Jorge Cabal's son, Paris feigns illness so that medicine delivered to him by Barney can conceal a tracking device. The IMF must then turn Cabal against Siomney by convincing the government to fake the execution of Jorge's son.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x13
Production Number: 516
Airdate: Saturday December 19th, 1970

Guest Stars
Lou AntonioLou Antonio
As Robert Siomney
Joe De SantisJoe De Santis
As Jorge Cabal

Co-Guest Stars
Lee Duncan (1)Lee Duncan (1)
As Frederico
David RenardDavid Renard
As Carlos Marchese
Pepe CallahanPepe Callahan
As Ortega
Conrad ParhamConrad Parham
As Roerca (as Conrad M. Parham)
Ron CastroRon Castro
As Luis Cabal

Barry RussoBarry Russo
As Prison Commandante Ativa
Marco LópezMarco López
As TV Reporter
Main Cast
Peter Graves (1)Peter Graves (1)
As James Phelps
Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
As The Amazing Paris
Lesley Ann WarrenLesley Ann Warren
As Dana Lambert
Greg MorrisGreg Morris
As Barney Collier
Sam ElliottSam Elliott
As Dr. Douglas Roberts


Outside the U.S. consulate in a Central American company, terrorist Robert Siomney reads an article about a hotel magnate leaving the country after three weeks of discussion with the government. The magnate is actually Paris, posing as the man in question to complete a mission. Paris comes out of the consulate and catches a taxi, and Siomney and his lieutenant Frederico follow. The taxi driver is in on the scheme, locks the doors, and pumps knockout gas into the back. Once Paris is unconscious, Siomney and Frederico remove him and drive away. As they head back to their headquarters, Siomney calls the government on behalf Jorge Cabal of the Popular Revolution Front. He demands that the government release three captive terrorists within 24 hours or Paris will be executed...

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Episode Notes
Doug appears, Willy doesn't. There is no opening briefing so Bob Johnson doesn't "appear" as the IMF tape voice.

Episode Quotes
Dana: So we’ve got nothing. A big zero.
Jim: No, not at all, Dana. Siomney and Cabal made a mistake, a very big one.
Barney: They kidnapped, Paris, not Walter A. Phelan.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerBruce Lansbury
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJim Merrick
Music EditorDan Carlin Sr.
Music SupervisorKenyon Hopkins
HairstylistAdele Taylor
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Production Sound MixerDominick Gaffey
Script SupervisorBarbara Atkinson
Production CoordinatorMike Jarvis  |  Dale Tarter
Post Production SupervisorJohn A. Fegan Jr.  |  William O. Cairncross
Re-Recording MixerJoel Moss
Director of PhotographyRonald W. Browne
Art DirectorGibson Holley
Production ManagementGordon A. Webb
Sound EditorFrank R. White
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Costume SupervisorMichael Tierney  |  Dodie Schaefer
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorDavid Wages
Assistant DirectorHarry F. Hogan III
Story ConsultantLaurence Heath
Executive Vice President In Charge Of ProductionDouglas S. Cramer
VehiclesEd Chamey
Editorial CoordinatorLarry L. Mills
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