Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
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The Hostage 

Paris's cover identity as a wealthy and influential American proves a bit too convincing. He is kidnapped and held for the ransom by rebels demanding the release of three of their comrades.... See full summary »

Director:

Barry Crane

Writers:

Bruce Geller (created by), Harold Livingston
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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
Sam Elliott ... Doug Robert
Lou Antonio ... Robert Siomney
Joe De Santis ... Jorge Cabal
Lee Duncan Lee Duncan ... Frederico
David Renard ... Carlos Marchese
Pepe Callahan Pepe Callahan ... Ortega
Conrad Parham Conrad Parham ... Roerca (as Conrad M. Parham)
Ron Castro Ron Castro ... Luis Cabal

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Storyline

Paris's cover identity as a wealthy and influential American proves a bit too convincing. He is kidnapped and held for the ransom by rebels demanding the release of three of their comrades. The government agrees to cooperate in Jim's plan to rescue Paris only if he will capture one of the rebel leaders. But the rebels are very careful. Written by David Foss

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

4 Star Trek TOS alumni in this episode; Leonard Nimoy, Lou Antonio, Lee Duncan, and Barry Russo. See more »

Goofs

During one of the initial scenes showing a TV screen and a news announcer, it becomes apparent that they are using a fake "screen' in front of a live actor. In a second scene, the background can be seen behind the right edge of the screen. This would normally not be seen within the standard NTSC crop. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Robert Siomney: [reading from newspaper] Walter A. Phelan, American hotel magnate, leaves the country today after three weeks of discussion with construction companies and architects. Plans have been finalized for a chain of motels and hotels, the cost of which, according to Phelan, will be upwards of $30 million American dollars.
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Weak!
19 January 2018 | by shaksprynSee all my reviews

This is a sub-par episode. There is overacting by some of the guest stars, and also by Lesley, unfortunately. Perhaps it was due to the dull and tired dialogue they were given. This series always needs to have a sense of urgency, and I don't see it in this episode. You might want to skip this one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1970 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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