Mission: Impossible

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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.

  1. Robert Towne


  2. Brian De Palma


  3. Steven Zaillian


  4. David Koepp


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise

    Ethan Hunt

  2. Jon Voight

    Jon Voight

    Jim Phelps

  3. Emmanuelle Béart

    Emmanuelle Béart

    Claire Phelps

  4. Henry Czerny

    Henry Czerny

    Eugene Kittridge

  5. Jean Reno

    Jean Reno

    Franz Krieger

  6. Ving Rhames

    Ving Rhames

    Luther Stickell

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget $80,000,000.00

Revenue $457,696,359.00

Homepage http://www.missionimpossible.com/

Release Information

  • May 21, 1996
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by Gimly

By Gimly

While the sequences that Mission: Impossible is most famous for (the ceiling-descent and train-top) are truly thrilling, absolutely everything in between these scenes is obvious and uninspired. Rarely can a movie have you so completely engaged one minute, and then immediately back to checking the time the next.

An important film, pop-culturally speaking, but not a very good one.

Final rating:★★ - Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product.

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