And it was directed by Brian de Palma after all.
The Mission Imp franchise was later fully co-opted by Pentagon ghost-writers of course: eg. most egregiously and brazenly when - 22 years after Redgrave's 1996 (pre 9/11..innocent times) MI appearance - Wolf Blitzer makes an ever so heroic personal appearance in MI "Fallout"(2018).
Shameless flag-waving US State Propaganda.
1) Redgrave as the charmingly,er,disarming arms dealer "Max":
2) ...at the end of the following MI clip Wolf Blitzer removes his mask to reveal - not the face of the Pentagon but the face of Simon Pegg(from Gloucester UK, born+bred) :
For more on Redgrave's arms dealer role: