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Mission: Impossible

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1996
  • Brian De Palma
  • 105 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

Credits

Cast

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Ethan HuntTom Cruise
Jim PhelpsJon Voight
ClaireEmmanuelle Béart
KittridgeHenry Czerny
KriegerJean Reno
LutherVing Rhames
Sarah DaviesKristin Scott Thomas
MaxVanessa Redgrave
Frank BarnesDale Dye
GolitsynMarcel Iures
JackEmilio Estevez
HannahIngeborga Dapkunaite
CIA analyst William DonloeRolf Saxon
Max's companionAndreas Wisniewski

Crew

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DirectorBrian De Palma

Details

Released on
1996-07-05
Languages
English | Czech | French
Guidance
May be edited for violence and language.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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