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Mission: Impossible

The Contender: Part 1 (Season 3, Episode 2)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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 ...See morePhelps & 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. Written by Bill Koenig See less
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Updated Oct 6, 1968

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Oct 6, 1968 (United States)

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Peter Graves
James Phelps James Phelps   See fewer
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Martin Landau
Rollin Hand Rollin Hand   See fewer
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Barbara Bain
Cinnamon Carter Cinnamon Carter   See fewer
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Greg Morris
Barney Collier Barney Collier   See fewer
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Peter Lupus
Willy Armitage Willy Armitage   See fewer
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Ron Randell
Charles Buckman Charles Buckman   See fewer
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John Dehner
Dan Whelan Dan Whelan   See fewer
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Robert Phillips
Ernie Staczek Ernie Staczek   See fewer
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Ron Rich
Richy Lemoine Richy Lemoine   See fewer
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Wayne McLaren
Artie Calvitos Artie Calvitos   See fewer
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Thomas A. Geas
Vince (as Thomas Geas) Vince (as Thomas Geas)   See fewer
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Joey Giambra
Stevens Stevens   See fewer
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Jimmy Gambina
Trainer (as James Gambina) Trainer (as James Gambina)   See fewer
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Jimmy Lennon Sr.
Announcer (as Jimmy Lennon) Announcer (as Jimmy Lennon)   See fewer
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Lee Grossman
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Biff Elliot
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Abdullah Abbas
Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited) Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cisco Andrade
Boxer (uncredited) Boxer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vincent Barbi
Gambler (uncredited) Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Breen
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Dick Cangey
Calabasos (uncredited) Calabasos (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Cortez
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Lee Duncan
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Sig Frohlich
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Mickey Golden
Cornerman (uncredited) Cornerman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gordon
Bookie (uncredited) Bookie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy J. Huff
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Michael Jeffers
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Bob Johnson
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John Marlin
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Jerry Schumacher
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Carl Sklover
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Cap Somers
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George Washburn
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Red West
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Kai J. Wong
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7.9 / 10 | 114 votes