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Syndicate boss Charles Peck plans to set up his puppet Mayor Steve Tallman as governor by hiring provocateur Billy Walsh into creating student riots, so Tallman can deal with them and appear strong. The IMF must eliminate Peck for good by convincing him that Tallman has an illegitimate daughter (Dana) who is a revolutionist, so he believes she'll weaken his puppet's resolve.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x14
Production Number: 517
Airdate: Saturday January 02nd, 1971



  • Currently 6/10
6/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Lloyd BochnerLloyd Bochner
As Mayor Steven Tallman
Recurring
Ken SwoffordKen Swofford
As Deputy Mayor Charles Peck
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Todd Martin (1)Todd Martin (1)
As Lieutenant Ross
Recurring
Russell ThorsonRussell Thorson
As Chief Danby
Recurring
Byron MabeByron Mabe
As First Officer
Recurring
Tom McDonough (1)Tom McDonough (1)
As College Guard
Recurring
Richard KeltonRichard Kelton
As Billy Walsh
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
Bob Johnson (1)Bob Johnson (1)
voiced The IMF Voice

Recap

A student agitator, Billy Walsh, meets with a group of his fellow agitators. He advises violence and confrontation and says they’ll discuss it more next week. Once the meeting breaks up, Billy calls Charles Peck, the deputy mayor, and demands his money. Peck says that he’ll get his money when he delivers, but Billy wants a down payment for the special service that he’s providing. Once Billy hangs up, Peck tells Mayor Steve Tallman that they’ll have to pay Billy his $5,000 the next day. Tallman worries that the situation is dangerous, but Peck assures him that it’s his best chance of becoming governor despite the risks. The mayor agrees to go ahead with the deal and pours himself another drink. When Peck warns him to lay off the booze, Tallman storms out and the deputy mayor tells his assistant, crooked cop Lt. Ross, to keep an eye on Tallman because he figures he’ll fold under the pressure...

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Episode Notes
Doug appears, Willy doesn't.



Episode Quotes
Jim: All right. There will be a confrontation, there's no way to avoid it. what we have to do is control the violence so that we're the only ones in danger.



Episode Goofs
When Barney shows Ross and Peck the papers on Dana's fake ID, her name is correctly identifies as "Katherine Wilson."



Billy gets his information from them. However, when Dana comes out, he addresses her as Katherine Jarvis.




Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerLaurence Heath
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJim Merrick
MusicLalo Schifrin
Music EditorDan Carlin Sr.
Music SupervisorKenyon Hopkins
HairstylistAdele Taylor (1)
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Property MasterArt Lipschultz
Production Sound MixerDominick Gaffey
Script SupervisorBarbara Atkinson
Production CoordinatorMike Jarvis  |  Dale Tarter
Post Production SupervisorWilliam O. Cairncross  |  John A. Fegan Jr.
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 EditorJohn Loeffler
Assistant DirectorMichael P. Schoenbrun
Story ConsultantLaurence Heath
Executive Vice President In Charge Of ProductionDouglas S. Cramer
VehiclesEd Chamey
Editorial CoordinatorLarry L. Mills
 
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