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Mission: Impossible: The Missile (aka Torpedo)

James Reed, a foreign agent undercover as a system analyst, is going to the Baltimore Corporation to procure an electronic guidance system of U.S. missiles. Dana replaces Reed's contact and Jim takes the place of the supervisor who has access to the lab with the guidance system. However, a psychopath, John Hecker, spots Dana and mistakes her for his girlfriend... who he killed. The team must locate Dana, who is the only who knows of Reed's plan to kill Jim after the theft.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x16
Production Number: 518
Airdate: Saturday January 16th, 1971

Director: Charles Rondeau
Writer: Arthur Weiss

  • Currently 6/10
6/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
David Sheiner
As James Reed
John Beck
As John Hecker

Co-Guest Stars
John Pickard (2)
As Commander (Commander Wardman)
Gerald Hiken
As Farrell
Karen Carlson
As Doris (Doris Gordon)
Barry Coe
As Willard (Bob Willard)
Percy Helton
As Dailey
Jimmy Bracken
As Bobby (Bobby Willard Jr.)
Main Cast
Peter Graves (1)
As James Phelps
Leonard Nimoy
As The Amazing Paris
Lesley Ann Warren
As Dana Lambert
Greg Morris
As Barney Collier
Peter Lupus
As Willy Armitage
Bob Johnson (1)
voiced The IMF Voice


Jim goes to a closed store to pick up his briefing and is informed that James Reed, a systems analyst with the Baltimore Corporation. He is arriving at the corporation’s weapon test center in 48 hours to conduct a survey. He is actually a double agent there to obtain the newest missile guidance system that is being tested. His contact there is civilian secretary Doris Gordon. The IMF must let Reed steal a bogus system rather than the real one, sabotaging enemy efforts...

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Episode Goofs
Reed tells Farrell to make copies of the film they're using to blackmail Jim. Farrell goes to the photo shop, and Barney and Willy follow him. Farrell never leaves the shop until after a scene where Reed shows Jim the copies of the film.

Apparently it's a very long walk from Jim's office to the laboratory. Reed walks into his office, says that it's 3 o'clock, they walk to the lab, and the clock on the walls says 3:10.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerBruce Lansbury
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJim Merrick
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 EditorJerry Taylor (2)
Assistant DirectorHarry F. Hogan III
Story ConsultantLaurence Heath
Executive Vice President In Charge Of ProductionDouglas S. Cramer
VehiclesEd Chamey
Editorial CoordinatorLarry L. Mills
Warning: Mission: Impossible season 5 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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