Mission Impossible - Season 7

Mission Impossible - Season 7

Director: Barry Crane, David Lowell Rich, Leslie Martinson, Lewis Allen

Cast: Barry Crane, David Lowell Rich, Leslie Martinson, Lewis Allen

     
 

Halfway through its seventh and final season on CBS, Mission: Impossible moved from its 10:00 p.m. Saturday-night slot to an earlier berth on Friday evening. Nor was this the only change implemented during the series' terminal year on the air. Having sent the Impossible Missions Force all over the world to thwart a variety of evil dictators, international drug…  See more details below

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Halfway through its seventh and final season on CBS, Mission: Impossible moved from its 10:00 p.m. Saturday-night slot to an earlier berth on Friday evening. Nor was this the only change implemented during the series' terminal year on the air. Having sent the Impossible Missions Force all over the world to thwart a variety of evil dictators, international drug lords, and other such exotic vermin, the series' producers spent most of season seven in the United States, where the IMF team focused on the minions of organized crime -- a reflection, perhaps, of the popularity of the theatrical feature The Godfather. Also, the series' familiar, ritualistic opening sequence, in which IMF leader Jim Phelps (Peter Graves) would receive his instructions via a self-destructing tape recorder, then methodically thumb through a stack of photos to pick the team members best suited for the job at hand, was by now a relic of the past. Most of the seventh-season episodes begin with a "teaser," usually violent in nature, which sets up the premise before the IMF team has even entered the scene. Of the cast members, only Greg Morris as electronics whiz Barney Collier and Peter Lupus as all-purpose muscleman Willie Armitage have been with the series from its very first season in 1966. Peter Graves is now in his sixth season as Jim Phelps, while Lynda Day George is only two years into her portrayal of the IMF's female member, Lisa Casey. As it turned out, George would be unavailable for a number of episodes this seasons, obliging the producers to bring in Barbara Anderson, late of Ironside, as Lisa's off-and-on replacement Mimi Davis. Although the series' final episodes are not quite of the same caliber as its earlier installments, a handful of seventh-season episodes are still well worth having. Highlights include "Break!, in which Phelps relies upon Barney's electronic knowhow to pose as a pool hustler and infiltrate a vicious gambling ring headed by guest star Robert Conrad; "Leona, with singer Robert Goulet cast against type as a cuckolded mob boss; "Encore, offering the equally unorthodox casting of William Shatner as a cocaine dealer; and the series finale, "Imitation, with Barbara McNair as a sleek jewel thief who falls in love with Barney.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/03/2009
UPC:
0097360717846
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
18:35:00
Sales rank:
4,927

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Performance Credits
Peter Graves Actor,Jim Phelps
Greg Morris Actor,Barney Collier
Lynda Day George Lisa Casey,Actress
Peter Lupus Actor,Willy Armitage
Barbara Anderson Actress,Mimi Davis
Barbara McNair Jena Cole
Carl Betz Dutch Krebbs
Dane Clark Sam Dexter
Gary Lockwood Nicholas Varsi
John Vernon Norman Shields
Murray Hamilton Dr. Jerome Cooper
Peter Haskell Gordon Holt
Peter Mark Richman Dr. Hargreaves
Robert Webber Charles Rogan
Vic Morrow Joseph Collins
William Shatner Joseph Conrad
Alex Cord Peter Cordel
Claude Akins Sam Hibbing
David White Max Bander
Dean Stockwell Gunnar Malstrom
Ed Nelson Van Cleve
Elizabeth Ashley Andrea
George Maharis Thomas Bachman
H.M. Wynant Gunther Schell
John Ireland Andrew Metzger
Kim Hunter Hannah O'Connel
Laraine Stephens Eve Vayle
Pernell Roberts Boomer
Robert Conrad Press Allen
Robert Goulet Joe Epic
Robert Reed Asst. DA Arthur Reynolds
Roddy McDowall Leo Ostro
William Windom Paul Mitchell
Peter Breck Harry

Technical Credits
Barry Crane Director
David Lowell Rich Director
Leslie Martinson Director
Lewis Allen Director
Paul Krasny Director
Peter Graves Director
Reza S. Badiyi Director
Sutton Roley Director
Terry Becker Director
Virgil Vogel Director
Sutton Rolley Director

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