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Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible

Produced:
1966 - 1973

Number of episodes:
171 Episodes in 7 Seasons

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Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force. In the first season, the team is led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill; Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, takes charge for the remaining seasons. A hallmark of the series shows Briggs or Phelps receiving his instructions on a recording that then self-destructs, followed by the theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin.

The series aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to March 1973, then returned to television for two seasons on ABC, from 1988 to 1990, retaining only Graves in the cast. It later inspired a popular series of theatrical motion pictures starring Tom Cruise, beginning in 1996.

William Read Woodfield - Drehbuch / Produktion in Mission: Impossible
All Mission: Impossible Episodes with William Read Woodfield

†  November 24, 2001

Writer / Producer

28 Episodes (1966-1968)

from Episode: 1.06 - Odds on Evil

Born January 21, 1928
in San Francisco, Kalifornien, USA

William Read Woodfield died November 24, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA , passing away at the age of 73


Staffel 1 - Alle Folgen mit William Read Woodfield


Odds on Evil

A prince, the absolute ruler of a principality, has $1.5 million which he plans to use for arms to wage war on a neighboring, oil-rich country. Briggs devices a scheme that involves breaking the bank of the prince's casino. First, the IMF will utilize a computer to take $200,000 at roulette. That will provide the stake the IMF needs to take the prince at a high-stakes game of baccarat.

The Ransom

Egan, a criminal, has kidnapped the daughter of a friend of Briggs. One of Egan's confederates will testify against him the next day before a grand jury. Egan's message to Briggs is clear: exchange the witness for his friend's daughter. At this point, Briggs's friend doesn't even know his daughter has been abducted. Briggs begins an emergency operation in which the IMF will snatch the witness out of a heavily guarded hotel room. But Briggs is determined that Egan won't get a chance to kill the witness.

The Carriers

Somewhere behind the Iron Curtain, a replica of an American town has been created. Operatives are being trained in various jobs, all of which would bring them into contact with many people in a short amount of time. What the operatives don't know is they will be infected with a plague, which they will spread. The IMF infiltrates the training facility and is mission is to bring down the man who has organized the plot.

The Legacy

Four sons of leaders from Nazi Germany are to meet in Switzerland to take control of Hitler's missing fortune to finance the start of a Fourth Reich. Briggs and the IMF only know the identity of one of the four. The IMF puts Rollin in the man's place. Rollins faces various perils, including not knowing part of a Swiss bank account that contains a key clue. Briggs must make adjustments in his plan to keep Rollin alive and to prevent the conspirators from getting their hands on the fortune.

The Frame

The Impossible Missions Force mixes dinner and danger at a crime czar's private party. Jack Wellman has arranged the deaths of four Government officials so he can fill the vacancies with men he controls.

The Diamond

Henrik Durvard, who has seized absolute power of a small African nation, plans to sell a recently discovered diamond. The diamond is 27,000 carats and is worth $30 million. Durvard intends to sell the diamond and use the proceeds to financing taking over other independent tribal areas. Briggs & Co. initiate an elaborate con which to take away the diamond. Among things, the plan calls for convincing Durvard that Briggs has found a way to synthetically duplicate diamonds.

The Confession

A Communist Bloc operative has been arrested for the assassination of U.S. Senator William Townsend. Briggs & Co.'s mission is to prove the operative did NOT kill the senator on behalf of his government. The prime suspect is businessman R.J. McMillian, Townsend's primary backer. The Secretary believes McMillian killed Townsend to create a martyr and to create momentum for a preemptive war with the Soviet Bloc. Briggs concocts an elaborate scheme which calls for Rollin to play the role of a con who springs the operative from jail, Cinammon to pretend to be a journalist and Briggs himself to pose as a painter. But, at the climatic moment, there's a twist that even Briggs doesn't anticipate.

The Train

The dying leader of a European nation has a protégé ready to assume power. What the leader doesn't know is his protégé has plans to crack down on liberty and execute his enemies. Briggs, in addition to his normal IMF operatives, enlists the help of a physician and an Academy Award-winning art director, as part of his plan. Eventually, the IMF runs an elaborate con, including a phony train ride, aimed at causing the protégé to show his true intentions.

A Cube of Sugar

A U.S. intelligence operative, posing as a rock musician, has been captured behind the Iron Curtain. In his possession is a new micro circuit hidden in one of several sugar cubes soaked in psychedelic drugs. Briggs devises a plan where Rollin will be arrested and put in the same prison. To execute the plan, Rollin will need to shed a straight jacket and inject the arrested intelligence agent with a drug making it appear he has died. Barney, Willy and Cinammon will also play key roles in the IMF leader's plan.

The Psychic

Cinnamon poses as a psychic as part of a typically complicated plan devised by Briggs. The IMF's target is a U.S. businessman who has fled to South America, where he can't be touched legally. He has taken control of a company that holds patents vital to U.S. security interests. The businessman intends to sell the patents to an intelligence operative of an Eastern Bloc nation. The IMF intends to get control of the company back from the businessman. The plan calls for Rollin to impersonate a gangster, Barney to use slight of hand and the help of a respected judge.

Staffel 2 - Alle Folgen mit William Read Woodfield


The Survivors

An enemy agent has kidnapped two scientists and their wives and is holding them in San Francisco. He wants a third scientist, who can help develop an "ultimate weapon." Phelps devises a plan where he'll pose as the scientist being sought and the rest of the IMF fakes an earthquake.

The Slave: Part 1

The Impossible Missions Force takes on the absolute ruler of a Middle East nation who is running a secret slave market. Barney poses as a slave, part of an effort to construct a replica of the slave cells, before escaping. Phelps poses as a slave trader and Rollin as an Interpol investigator. Finally, Cinnamon will be the bait for the trap. The ruler of the country has a brother who married a British wife, Amara. The brother, if he assumed power, would abolish slavery in the country -- but he has accepted assurances that slavery doesn't exist there. As part of the plan, Willy abducts Amara and she is put in the IMF replica of the slave cell.

The Slave: Part 2

Phelps & Co. continue their plan to smash the renegade slavery operation of the absolute ruler of a Middle Eastern nation. Phelps, posing as a slave trader, works his way into the confidence of the ruler. In that role, Phelps "sells" Cinnamon into slavery. Meanwhile, the rest of the IMF team is preparing to pull a switch that will force the ruler's brother to confront the situation and force the end of slavery in his nation.

The Seal

Taggert, a U.S. industrialist, has acquired a jade figure, which has great religious significance to Kuala Rokat. That nation is a small but strategically located nation which borders China. Taggert's acquisition threatens to undo years of sensitive U.S. diplomacy but there is no legal way to force him to give the figure back. Phelps devises a plan which, among other things, calls for causing havoc with Taggert's mainframe computer, Rollin impersonating an academic from Kuala Rokat and using a highly trained cat in getting the jade away from Taggert.

The Council: Part 1

A top mob leader, Frank Wayne, is endangering the U.S. economy. Phelps's plan attacks Wayne on various fronts. First the IMF watches as Jimmy Bibo, one of Wayne's associates is forced to dig his own grave. The IMF has a doctor ready to revive Bibo -- if Wayne's killer leaves the scene in time. Second, Phelps has a cover as an ambitious prosecutor on Wayne's trail. Finally, Rollin is ready to take Wayne's place. But once Rollin has made the switch, other mob bosses want "Wayne" to leave the country -- which will ruin the complicated plan.

The Council: Part 2

IMF agent Rollin Hand, impersonating mobster Frank Wayne, has a counter-proposal for the other mob bosses. He says he'll undergo plastic surgery to look like a different man. In comes Cinnamon. In reality, she is undoing Rollin's makeup; she can afford no mistakes because the other mob bosses are watching the entire time. Meanwhile, a doctor working for the IMF is performing plastic surgery on the real Wayne -- making him to look like Rollin. All of this is part of Phelps's plan aimed at getting access to Wayne's records. But Phelps himself will face an attempted hit before the mission can be concluded.

The Photographer

David Redding, a professional photographer, is also an intelligence operative for a country hostile to the U.S. Phelps devises an audacious plan that calls for Cinnamon to use her real name but pose as a scientist in addition to being a former fashion model. The IMF also fakes a nuclear attack.

The Emerald

An emerald, with vital U.S. security information attached and hidden on it, has fallen into the hands of an arms dealer. What's more, a Soviet Bloc agent is determined to secure the emerald. Both will be on a cruise ship Phelps and the IMF must both get the emerald and neutralize the opposition agent. Phelps' plan involves a high stakes poker game utilizing Barney's technology and Rollin's sleight of hand. But that's only the beginning.

The Counterfeiter

Halder, who runs respectable medical clinics, is really a counterfeiter of drugs responsible for many deaths. The Impossible Missions Force aims to prove Halder's involvement in the production of the counterfeit drugs. As part of the plan, Phelps will pose as a federal drug enforcement agent who's willing to go on the take.

The Killing

Bert Gordon has created a criminal organization that will get ride of anyone, anywhere -- no bodies are ever found. Gordon is untouchable through conventional means of investigation and prosecution. Phelps devises a plan that takes advantage of Gordon's superstitions. Phelps and Cinammon pose as a bickering couple, where the wife is eager to employ Gordon's services. The IMF will also make it appear that the dead are trying to reach people in the world of the living. The goal is to manipulate Gordon into a fix where even he cannot escape from the law.

Recovery

A U.S. bomber crashes behind the Iron Curtain. Its Fail-Safe device, however, failed to self destruct. A brilliant U.S. scientist who defected to the unnamed country is supervising efforts to take the device apart, which will yield valuable information about the entire U.S. defense system. The IMF must recover the Fail-Safe device and abduct the scientist. As part of the plan devised by Phelps, Rollin and Cinnamon will pose as U.S. scientists on a tour.

Staffel 3 - Alle Folgen mit William Read Woodfield


The Heir Apparent

Cinnamon plays a long lost princess to prevent a regent from taking over in 'a small Baltic monarchy.' Of course, IMF's mission is to prevent a dictator from taking over a 'free' monarchy!

The Contender: Part 1

Phelps & Co. go after a crooked fight promoter who has gained a stranglehold over boxing and wants to extend the Syndicate's influence into other sports worldwide. The promoter is ruthless, as demonstrated when he orders a boxer killed because he would not take a dive. The IMF recruits a former fighter whose hands were ruined for boxing because of his military service. Barney trains as a boxer, assuming the former fighter's identity. Barney attracts the interest of the crooked promoter and is scheduled to box in a demonstration fight. Phelps, who is installing "special" equipment for the demonstration match is about to be discovered when hoods working for the crooked promoter return to the gym where the fight will take place.

The Contender: Part 1

Phelps & Co. go after a crooked fight promoter who has gained a stranglehold over boxing and wants to extend the Syndicate's influence into other sports worldwide. The promoter is ruthless, as demonstrated when he orders a boxer killed because he would not take a dive. The IMF recruits a former fighter whose hands were ruined for boxing because of his military service. Barney trains as a boxer, assuming the former fighter's identity. Barney attracts the interest of the crooked promoter and is scheduled to box in a demonstration fight. Phelps, who is installing "special" equipment for the demonstration match is about to be discovered when hoods working for the crooked promoter return to the gym where the fight will take place.

The Contender: Part 2

Phelps narrowly avoids discovery by hoods (thanks to Rollin) and is able to complete installing special devices that will enable Barney to win his demonstration fight. Barney now becomes a contender for the title. Phelps & Co. also work to create doubt among the Syndicate backers of the crooked fight promoter being targeted by the IMF. But the job won't be easy. Before the mission is completed, Rollin's life will be endangered and Barney will be involved in a savage boxing match.

The Contender: Part 2

Phelps narrowly avoids discovery by hoods (thanks to Rollin) and is able to complete installing special devices that will enable Barney to win his demonstration fight. Barney now becomes a contender for the title. Phelps & Co. also work to create doubt among the Syndicate backers of the crooked fight promoter being targeted by the IMF. But the job won't be easy. Before the mission is completed, Rollin's life will be endangered and Barney will be involved in a savage boxing match.

The Mercenaries

A mercenary army in Central Africa led by Krim is destabilizing the region, and stockpiling stolen gold. Phelps and the IMF capitalize on Krim's greed, and manipulate him into arranging the theft of his own gold bullion stored in a seemingly impenetrable vault.

The Execution

A local mobster has taken over control of the food distribution throughout the U.S. In order to nail him, the IMF must get to his contract killer. So, an elaborate scheme is put into place where a prison is set up in a warehouse, and the killer is made to believe that he is going to be executed within the next 2 hours unless he turns informant on his boss.

The Execution

A local mobster has taken over control of the food distribution throughout the U.S. In order to nail him, the IMF must get to his contract killer. So, an elaborate scheme is put into place where a prison is set up in a warehouse, and the killer is made to believe that he is going to be executed within the next 2 hours unless he turns informant on his boss.

The Cardinal

Behind the Iron Curtain, an ambitious general has imprisoned a Cardinal who is his nation's spiritual leader. The general has replaced the Cardinal with a double. All the monks and nuns at a monastery where the Cardinal is staying are really troopers commanded by the general. The plot calls for the double to make a televised speech endorsing a takeover by the general. Phelps & Co. must rescue the Cardinal. The IMF's plan includes Rollin impersonating another Cardinal and Phelps pretending to be a doctor.




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