Amazing Stories: The Mission

Amazing StoriesThe fifth episode of Steven Spielberg’s anthology series Amazing Stories airs on NBC; this is the second and final episode directed by Spielberg himself. Kevin Costner (Field Of Dreams), Kiefer Sutherland (24), Anthony LaPaglia (Without A Trace) and Casey Siemaszko (Back To The Future) star in an episode scored by John Williams (Star Wars, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Superman). Spielberg is nominated for an Emmy for best direction, but does not win; the episode’s cinematographer (John McPherson) does win an Emmy. Most Amazing Stories episodes are a half-hour long, but this one runs a full hour.

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