Mission: Impossible (1988)

Mission: Impossible (1988)

It’s a new Impossible Missions Force (IMF) team, under the leadership of old team leader Jim Phelps. The new team has some new gadgets, and an upgraded theme. But it’s still the same basic show as the original: a team of specialized American agents take on “impossible” espionage missions for the sake of their country, and if caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of them.

Team leader Phelps still gets his briefing on a self-destructing video player (upgraded from the old tape recorder). And the team still has a strong man (Max Harte), a scientific genius (Grant Collier, son of the original team’s Barney Collier), a master of disguise (Nicholas Black), and a femme fatale (Casey Randall, who later died on an assignment and was replaced by Shannon Reed).

cast photo (L to R): Terry Markwell, Antony Hamilton, Peter Graves, Phil Morris, Thaao Penghlis

Opening Theme

Episode Info

Final: 2x16 -- The Sands of Seth (Feb/24/1990)

High dignitaries of the Egyptian government are being murdered, apparently strangled by a mummy. The IMF team must stop the killings by exposing the main suspect, Selim, the curator of a museum, who is intent in reviving the glory of ancient Egypt through the cult of Seth.
Peter Graves (1)Peter Graves (1)
As Jim Phelps
Thaao PenghlisThaao Penghlis
As Nicholas Black
Antony HamiltonAntony Hamilton
As Max Harte
Phil MorrisPhil Morris
As Grant Collier
Terry MarkwellTerry Markwell
As Casey Randall (episodes 1-12)
Jane BadlerJane Badler
As Shannon Reed (episodes 13-35)
Bob Johnson (1)Bob Johnson (1)
voiced The IMF Tape Voice (uncredited)

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Creator: Bruce Geller
Executive Producer: Michael Lake, Jeffrey M. Hayes, Michael Fisher
Co-Executive Producer: Frank Abatemarco
Supervising Producer: Frank Abatemarco
Producer: Ted Roberts
Co-Producer: Walter Brough
Associate Producer: Dean W. Barnes
Production Designer: Stewart Burnside
Editor: Pamela Malouf-Cundy

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Recurring Guests

Greg Morris as Barney Collier (3 eps)
Rod Mullinar as Conrad Drago (2 eps)
Gerard Kennedy as Usher (2 eps)
Peter Curtin as Colonel Joseph Batz (2 eps)
David Bradshaw as Ocha (2 eps)
Shane Briant as Alfred Kubler (2 eps)
Ivor Kants as Von Schau (2 eps)
Andrew Clarke as Carter (2 eps)
Patrick Francis Bishop as Prince Selimun (2 eps)
John O'Brien (2) as Major Chung (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Spy/Espionage | Thriller
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 23, 1988
Ended: February 24, 1990
• Il ritorno di: missione impossibile (Used In Italy)
• In geheimer Mission (Used In Germany)
• Missão Impossível (Used In Brazil)
• Mission: Impossible 20 ans après (Used In France)
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