Mission: Impossible

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Mission: Impossible Overview

When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt now must ferret out the real double agent and, in the process, even the score.

Who Stars in Mission: Impossible

Tom Cruise
Ethan Hunt

Tom Cruise

Jon Voight
Jim Phelps

Jon Voight

Emmanuelle Béart
Claire Phelps

Emmanuelle Béart

Henry Czerny
Eugene Kittridge

Henry Czerny

Jean Reno
Franz Krieger

Jean Reno

Ving Rhames
Luther Stickell

Ving Rhames


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Review for Mission: Impossible

Author: Per Gunnar Jonsson

When I first saw this movie I did not like it at all. My main gripe with the movie was (and is) that it did not feel like a Mission Impossible movie. Spoilers ahead! In the original series the team always succeeded, at least in the episodes I watched. However, the movie starts off with a big failure. Then to make matters worse we learn that Mr. Phelps, one of the original lead characters, is actually a traitor. I was so disappointed! Now when I watched it for the second time with my son I actually liked it a lot more. I still think it is sad that the script writers felt they had to introduce all these chock elements but trying to look past those this is a pretty good movie. I still do not think it is truly a Mission Impossible movie in the good old style of the series though. It is a very good action/thriller movie though. Tom Cruise is really not bad in the role of Ethan Hunt and so are the rest of the actors. He is performing quite a few spectacular stunts and there are a decent amount of high tech stuff in the movie. Sure, some of the stunts and action scenes are perhaps a bit convoluted but it provides for some good cinemagic and it is fiction after all. If this movie would not have been labelled Mission Impossible I would probably have given it another star but I cannot bring myself to completely overlook how far from the original inspiration it has strayed.


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Paramount

Cruise/Wagner Productions


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
1996-05-22

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 50 mins

Budget
$ 80,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 457,696,359.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 377,696,359.00 (Estimated in USA)

Homepage
http://www.missionimpossible.com/

Genres
Adventure Action Thriller

Keywords
paris london england spy cia terrorist secret identity undercover arms deal headquarter secret base secret mission prague embassy secret agent tgv computer mission based on tv series espionage agent


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