Mission Impossible - Season 5

Mission Impossible - Season 5

Director: Barry Crane, Charles R. Rondeau, Gerald Mayer, Greg Morris

Cast: Barry Crane, Charles R. Rondeau, Gerald Mayer, Greg Morris

     
 
Season five of Mission: Impossible finds only two of the series' original regulars still in the cast: Greg Morris as the IMF team's electronics genius Barney Collier and Peter Lupus as muscle man Willie Armitage. Peter Graves, cast as IMF leader Jim Phelps, had been with the

Overview

Season five of Mission: Impossible finds only two of the series' original regulars still in the cast: Greg Morris as the IMF team's electronics genius Barney Collier and Peter Lupus as muscle man Willie Armitage. Peter Graves, cast as IMF leader Jim Phelps, had been with the series since season two, when he'd been brought in as a replacement for Steven Hill; and Leonard Nimoy was entering his second -- and as it turned out, his last -- season in the role of magician and master of disguise Paris, a character created to fill the gap left by the defection of former regular Martin Landau. Although the producers had not found a suitable replacement for another ex-regular, Barbara Bain, during season four, they obviously felt they'd solved this problem in the fifth season with the hiring of Lesley Ann Warren as new IMFer Dana Lambert. Like Bain's character Cinnamon Carter, Dana was a bit of a femme fatale, albeit more on the vulnerable side; and also like Cinnamon, Dana could impersonate a wide variety of familiar female "types," from wide-eyed ingenue to worldly courtesan. Alas, despite her talent, beauty and versatility, Warren was unable to supplant Barbara Bain in the hearts and minds of the series' fans, and by the end of season five she too had left the show. Another addition to the cast this season is Sam Elliott as Dr. Doug Lane, who is from time to time brought into the IMF's various counterespionage and infiltration schemes because of his medical knowhow and his understanding of the criminal psyche. Although Dr. Doug Lane was also dropped from the show at season's end, he would make an unexpected return appearance in the sixth-season episode "Encore." Suffering from progressively diminishing ratings since the departure of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, Mission: Impossible continued to be plagued by viewer drop-off during season six, even though it had moved to a "safe" Saturday evening slot opposite such soft competition as The Andy Williams Show, Let's Make a Deal, and The Newlywed Game.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2008
UPC:
0097361389745
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
19:15:00
Sales rank:
21,501

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Greg Morris Actor,Barney Collier
Peter Graves Jim Phelps,Actor
Peter Lupus Actor,Willy Armitage
Leonard Nimoy The Great Paris,Actor
Lesley Ann Warren Dana Lambert,Actress
Sam Elliott Actor

Technical Credits
Barry Crane Director
Charles R. Rondeau Director
Gerald Mayer Director
John Llewellyn Moxey Director
Leon Benson Director
Murray Golden Director
Paul Krasny Director
Reza S. Badiyi Director
Seymour Robbie Director
Sutton Roley Director
Terry Becker Director
Virgil Vogel Director
Sutton Rolley Director

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