Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible

Brian De Palma (1996)

PG Certificate
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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.


Secret agents suspect there is a traitor in their organisation when their latest assignment ends in disaster. The sole survivor is accused of being the mole, forcing him to go on the run to clear his name. However, in the process, he discovers a former Russian spy is selling information about the world's leading undercover operatives. Action thriller based on the 1960s TV series, starring Tom Cruise, Jon Voight and Ving Rhames.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Brian De Palma
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: May be edited for violence and language.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray