Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
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A Ghost Story 

Barney exploits his technical wizardry to convince a neo-fascist that his son, whom he murdered, wants to be exhumed and cremated. It's all part of the plan to obtain the secret nerve gas ... See full summary »

Director:

Reza Badiyi (as Reza S. Badiyi)

Writers:

Bruce Geller (created by), Ed Adamson (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Peter Graves ... James Phelps
Leonard Nimoy ... Paris
Lesley Ann Warren ... Dana Lambert (as Lesley Warren)
Greg Morris ... Barney Collier
Peter Lupus ... Willy Armitage
Andrew Duggan ... Justin Bainbridge
Marion Ross ... Mrs. Foster
William Smith ... Vincent Sandler
Frank Farmer ... Howard Bainbridge
Anthony Norwalk Anthony Norwalk ... Paul
John Winfield John Winfield ... Morgan
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Barney exploits his technical wizardry to convince a neo-fascist that his son, whom he murdered, wants to be exhumed and cremated. It's all part of the plan to obtain the secret nerve gas formula his son developed before a certain eastern power gets their hands on it. But like any good ghost story, nothing and no one is what they seem. Written by David Foss

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1971 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

After Jim is struck on the head he falls down the attic stairs getting a lot of dust on his trouser legs. When he gets up the dust is gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Howard Bainbridge: Hello, Father.
Justin Bainbridge: What are you doing here, Howard?
Howard Bainbridge: There was an accident in my lab at Volgrad. I contaminated myself with a nerve gas formula I was working on. I'm dying, Father... I knew that would... *please* you. What months I have left... I want to spend with Paul.
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Dealing With A Weak Fascist Leader
7 July 2019 | by Desertman84See all my reviews

The IMF deals with a mission wherein they try to convince a fascist leader Justin Bainbridge that his son wants to be exhumed and cremated.Apparently,the son was murdered by the fascist himself considering the latter happens to be both crazy and paranoid. Barney uses his technical expertise in accomplishing this mission in "The Ghost Story".

No question that the episode has a lot of implausibilities as the IMF performs a weak villain wherein the fascist leader wherein the latter allows to be infiltrated in broad daylight. Added to that,the IMF does something messy and seems uninspired in accomplishment of this mission in this particular episode. Overall,this is not one of the better episodes the show has had.


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