One in this series of adventure dramas about the exploits of the Impossible Missions Force. In this episode, the IMF sets out to stop drug dealer Carl Reid and his henchman Joseph Conrad from purchasing a large shipment of cocaine soon to be arriving in the United States. The force plants a false story in the newspaper claiming that a large shipment of cocaine was intercepted by a police officer -- actually Barney -- on its way to a club owned by a millionaire, played by Phelps. Desperate to know where the cocaine came from, Conrad investigates and learns that Phelps amassed his fortune by manufacturing synthetic cocaine. Conrad decides to insinuate his way into Phelps' operation. He sets up a deal for a five million dollar purchase of cocaine, but finds himself in a jam when Phelps gives his buyers sugar instead of drugs. Conrad is forced to find the cocaine elsewhere, and decides that his only chance is to steal the shipment arriving for Reid. Meanwhile, Reid realizes that something is amiss and has Conrad followed while the IMF keeps track of them both. Commercials deleted.

(A new version of "Mission: Impossible" ran on ABC from 1988 to 1990.)


  • DATE: October 21, 1972 Saturday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:48:16
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:12500
  • GENRE: Drama, spy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama, spy
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1966-1973


    • Bruce Geller … Executive Producer, Created by
    • Barry Crane … Producer
    • Reza S. Badiyi … Director
    • Harold Livingston … Writer
    • Norman Katkov … Writer
    • Lalo Schifrin … Theme Music by
    • Peter Graves … Cast, James Phelps
    • Greg Morris … Cast, Barney Collier
    • Peter Lupus … Cast, Willy Armitage
    • William Shatner … Cast, Joseph Conrad
    • Barbara Anderson … Cast, Mimi Davis
    • Stephen McNally … Cast, Carl Reid
    • Milton Selzer … Cast, Stanley
    • Gregory Sierra … Cast, Fernando Laroca
    • Tol Avery … Cast, Samuels
    • Miguel Landa … Cast, Rene Santoro
    • Annette Molen … Cast, Alice Chambers
    • King Moody … Cast, Detective Lieutenant Leonard
    • Barbara Darrow … Cast, the Proprietress
    • Emile Beaucard … Cast, Steve