Mission: Impossible

  • PG
  • Brian De Palma (1996)
  • US
  • 105 min
Mission: Impossible
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Superstar Tom Cruise and director Brian De Palma join forces for this thrilling extravaganza of jaw-dropping special effects and amazing stunts. Based on the cult 1960s TV series about a covert strike force designing situations villains believe to be real, it's best to forget the complicated plot - something about Cruise clearing his name and proving to the CIA he's not a treacherous mole - and simply enjoy the epic rollercoaster ride that De Palma brings to life with his customary brilliance. The burglary of a guarded vault and the Channel Tunnel helicopter pursuit alone put other high-action thrillers in intensive care.

Plot Summary

Action spy thriller based on the 1960s TV series, starring Tom Cruise, Jon Voight and Emmanuelle Béart. The elite Impossible Mission Force's latest assignment is to recover stolen information that threatens to blow the cover of US spies throughout the world. But the plan goes disastrously wrong.

Cast and crew

Cast

Ethan Hunt
Tom Cruise
Jim Phelps
Jon Voight
Claire
Emmanuelle Béart
Kittridge
Henry Czerny
Krieger
Jean Reno
Luther
Ving Rhames
Sarah Davies
Kristin Scott Thomas
Max
Vanessa Redgrave
Frank Barnes
Dale Dye
Golitsyn
Marcel Iures
Jack
Emilio Estevez
Hannah
Ingeborga Dapkunaite
CIA analyst William Donloe
Rolf Saxon
Max's companion
Andreas Wisniewski

Crew

Director
Brian De Palma

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for violence and language.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama