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Mission: Impossible
- Tom Cruise

Overview - Tom Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt, leader of a crack squad of intelligence operatives, in this labyrinthine action-thriller based on the hit 1960s-'70s television series. When a dangerous mission in Prague goes inexplicably wrong, Hunt finds himself out in the cold.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Tom Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt, leader of a crack squad of intelligence operatives, in this labyrinthine action-thriller based on the hit 1960s-'70s television series. When a dangerous mission in Prague goes inexplicably wrong, Hunt finds himself out in the cold. A mole has infiltrated the CIA, and suspicions are that it's Hunt. His only chance: Find out who the real mole is and turn the tables. The plan takes him on an incredibly suspenseful infiltration of CIA security, leading to a spectacular chunnel climax that would make Hitchcock proud. Thanks to crisp, inventive direction from Brian De Palma and Danny Elfman's dynamite electronica score (including a catchy update of the original Lalo Schifrin theme), this mission is great fun. The talented roster of stars backing Cruise includes Ving Rhames, Vanessa Redgrave, John Voight, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Jean Reno. A witty script by Robert Towne (CHINATOWN, SHAMPOO) and David Koepp keeps the ball rolling in unexpected directions, with the paranoia always set to high. A box-office record-setter during its original release, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE led to a well-deserved sequel, also with Cruise and Rhames.

Cast List

Norman Reynolds - Production Designer
Paula Wagner - Producer
Vanessa Redgrave - British actress
Stephen H. Burum - Director of Photography
Kristin Scott Thomas - British actress
Steven Zaillian - Screenwriter/ Director
Steve Zaillian - Screenwriter/ Director
Rob Bottin
Tom Cruise - American Actor, RISKY BUSINESS, EYES WIDE SHUT
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV - American Actor, RISKY BUSINESS, EYES WIDE SHUT
Jon Voight - Oscar-winning actor, MIDNIGHT COWBOY, COMING HOME
Paul Hirsch - Editor, RAY (2004)
David Koepp - Screenwriter/Producer
Brian De Palma - American Director/Screenwriter, SCARFACE (1983)
Brian DePalma - American Director/Screenwriter, SCARFACE (1983)
Brian Russell De Palma - American Director/Screenwriter, SCARFACE (1983)
Danny Elfman - Score composer
Jean Reno - French Actor
Ving Rhames - Actor
Robert Towne
Emmanuelle Beart - French Actress
Henry Czerny - Canadian TV/Film Actor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 110
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 097360420449
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: April 2016

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Synopsis:
The Impossible Mission Force is called into action and then into question in this thriller based on the hit television series. Big-budget special effects and action sequences propel the complex story, as does the unmistakable musical score.

Notes:
Released theatrically in the USA Wednesday, May 22, 1996. Its whopping six-day box-office gross of $74.9 million broke a bunch of records: biggest sneak-preview opening, biggest Wednesday opening, biggest May opening, highest Memorial Day opening, and highest six-day opening. The film went on to gross more than $180 million domestically and $465 million worldwide. Shot on location in the Czech Republic (Prague); Scotland; Washington, DC; and at Pinewood Studios London, England.

Reviews:
"...MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE is an explosion of pleasures..." - 07/01/1996 Sight and Sound, p.46-8


"...Stylish, brisk..." -- 3 out of 4 stars - 05/22/1996 USA Today, p.1D


"...A Rubik's cube that keeps on twisting..." -- Rating: B - 06/07/1996 Entertainment Weekly, p.44


"...Cruise tackles the action genre even more convincingly than he did in TOP GUN....And he looks great, too..." - 05/20/1996 Variety


"...A sleek, whooshingly entertaining update of the vintage television series....MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE catapults you into the wildest movie ride of the year..." - 05/22/1996 New York Times, p.C13


"...MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE has lots going for it -- a charismatic star in Tom Cruise, Brian De Palma's sleek, elegant direction, a first-rate cast, a superb suspense sequence, lots of action capped by a breathtaking stunt at the climax..." - 05/21/1996 Los Angeles Times, p.F1


4 stars out of 5 -- "Jacking his own paranoid angst into this slicked-up spy thriller, Brian De Palma maxes suspense and style to cut the template for post-Bond techno-blockbusters." - 07/01/2006 Total Film, p.127

 
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