Mission: Impossible

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February 21, 2017

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Jim Phelps is the head of a super-secret government agency ("Impossible Missions"), and is often given secret anonymous covert missions to attempt; quite often they are unmasking of criminals or the rescuing of hostages. He picks his team depending on which tasks need to be done. One thing is vital on an Impossible Mission: the mission must be carried out in entire secrecy, often relying on high-tech equipment and elaborate deceptions. Written by Murray Chapman <>

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No job is too dangerous, difficult or deadly for the Impossible Missions Force. In color. See more »


Release Date:

17 September 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Misión imposible See more »

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50 min (168 episodes)

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4:3 See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Steven Hill left the cast after one season for two main reasons: because as an Orthodox Jew and being unwilling to abide by the show's production schedule that would have required him to work on the Jewish Sabbath; and his disruptive behaviour, often causing filming to shut down. See more »


In many episodes, Jim closes the snap binding on the IMF folder, but when the camera zooms to it for the title sequence the snap is shown open. See more »


[repeated line]
Voice on Tape: As always, should you or any of your IM force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. Good luck, Jim. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds.
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Crazy Credits

Only two things stayed unchanged in the opening: the striking of the match and the actual display of the title. The rest of the opening title showed clips which varied from episode to episode. See more »


Referenced in Министерство времени: Tiempo de magia (2016) See more »

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