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Director John Woo brings Hong Kong-style martial arts action to this comic book-flavored sequel that eschews the complicated plot and political maneuverings of its predecessor in favor of pure, adrenaline-charged thrills. Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt, an operative for the top-secret government agency IMF (Impossible Missions Force). Fellow agent Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott) has gone rogue, stealing a sample of a deadly synthetic virus named Chimera that could rapidly wipe out the world's population. Ambrose's plan is to sell Chimera to the highest bidder in exchange for shares of stock in the winner's company. Summoned by the new IMF chief (Anthony Hopkins in an uncredited cameo role), Ethan is assigned to recruit the help of Ambrose's former lover Nyah Nordoff-Hall (Thandie Newton), a gorgeous woman who left Ambrose broken-hearted and who may be able to quickly regain his confidence. Once he meets and spends a night with Nyah, however, Ethan is smitten, and now must both capture Ambrose and keep Nyah alive as she infiltrates a nest of vipers. Sophisticated disguises, gun battles, and high-speed chases are the order of the day, very much in the James Bond mold. Mission: Impossible 2 is based on a story by Star Trek: The Next Generation writers Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga, with a script polish by Robert Towne. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:May 24, 2000

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Broadcast Film Critics Association Hans Zimmer Best Composer 2000 Winner

Cast

Tom Cruise
as Ethan Hunt
Dougray Scott
as Sean Ambrose
Thandie Newton
as Nyah Hall
Ving Rhames
as Luther Stickwell
Richard Roxburgh
as Hugh Stamp
John Polson
as Billy Baird
Brendan Gleeson
as McCloy
Rade Serbedzija
as Dr. Nekhorvich
Anthony Hopkins
as Boss

Crew

John Woo
Director
Tom Cruise
Producer
Paula Wagner
Producer
Robert Towne
Screenwriter
Brannon Braga
Screen Story
Jeffrey Kimball
Cinematographer
Lalo Schifrin
Songwriter
Hans Zimmer
Composer (Music Score)
Metallica
Songwriter
Steven Kemper
Editor
Thomas Sanders
Production Designer
Kevin Kavanaugh
Art Director
Michelle McGahey
Art Director
Daniel Dorrance
Supervising Art Director
Nathan Crowley
Art Director
Michael Doven
Associate Producer
Paul Hitchcock
Executive Producer
Terence Chang
Executive Producer
Thomas Betts
Set Designer
Kerrie Brown
Set Decorator
Lizzy Gardiner
Costume Designer
Lauri Gaffin
Set Decorator
Paul "Salty" Brincat
Sound/Sound Designer
Deborah Aquila
Casting
Sarah Halley-Finn
Casting
Greg Apps
Casting
Gary Capo
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Kevin Yagher
Makeup Special Effects
Brian Smrz
Stunts Coordinator
Billy Burton
Second Unit Director
Mark Stoeckinger
Supervising Sound Editor
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