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Mission: Impossible Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

After he is framed for the death of several colleagues and falsely branded a traitor, a secret agent embarks on a daring scheme to clear his name in this spy adventure. Though it drew its name from the familiar television series, director Brian DePalma's big-budget adaptation shares little more with the original show than the occasional self-destructing message and the name of team leader Jim Phelps (Jon Voight). The film focuses not on Phelps but his protégé, Ethan Hunt (a reserved Tom Cruise), who becomes a fugitive after taking the blame for a botched operation. He responds by banding together with a group of fellow renegades, and he is soon maneuvering his way through a twisted series of double crosses that mainly serve as excuses for spectacular high-tech action sequences. Much of the activity revolves around a missing computer disk, with the film's most famous scene depicting Hunt's delicate efforts to retrieve the disk from a secure, well-alarmed room in CIA headquarters. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:May 22, 1996

Cast

Tom Cruise
as Ethan Hunt
Jon Voight
as Jim Phelps
Emmanuelle Béart
as Claire
Henry Czerny
as Kittridge
Jean Reno
as Krieger
Ving Rhames
as Luther
Emilio Estevez
as Jack
Vanessa Redgrave
as Max
Marcel Iures
as Golitsyn
Ion Caramitru
as Zozimov
Ingeborga Dapkunaite
as Hannah
Valentina Yakunina
as Drunken IMF Agent
Marek Vasut
as Drunken IMF Agent
Rolf Saxon
as CIA Analyst William Donloe
Andreas Wisniewski
as Max's Companion
Ricco Ross
as Denied Area Security Guard
Garick Hagon
as CNN Reporter
Jirina Trebicka
as Cleaning Woman
Andrzej Borkowski
as Kiev Room Agent
Sam Douglas
as Kiev Room Agent
Carmela Marner
as Kiev Room Agent
David Schneider
as Train Engineer
Helen Lindsay
as Female Executive in Train
Pat Starr
as CIA Agent
Graydon Gould
as Public Official
Tony Vogel
as M15 Agent
Michael Rogers
as Large Man
Kristin Scott Thomas
as Sarah Davies
Dale Dye
as Frank Barnes
John McLaughlin
as TV Interviewer
Morgan Deare
as Donald Hunt
Karel Dobry
as Matthias
Maya Dokic
as Kiev Room Agent
Bob Friend
as Sky News Man
Mark Houghton
as Denied Area Security Guard
Melissa Knatchbull
as Air Stewardess
Annabel Mullion
as Flight Attendant
Nathan Osgood
as Kittridge Technician
Randall Paul
as CIA Escort Guard
Rudolf Pechan
as Mayor Brandl
David Phelan
as Steward on Train
Mimi Potworowska
as Kiev Room Agent
David Shaeffer
as Diplomat Rand Housman
Richard Sharp
as CIA Lobby Guard
Gaston Subert
as Jaroslav Reid
David Phelan
as Steward on Train
Maya Dokic
as Kiev Room Agent
Richard Sharp
as CIA Lobby Guard
Mimi Potworowska
as Kiev Room Agent
John McLaughlin
as TV Interviewer
Garick Hagon
as CNN Reporter
Emilio Estevez
as Jack
Ingeborga Dapkunaite
as Hannah
Nathan Osgood
as Kittridge Technician
Marcel Iures
as Golitsyn
Bob Friend
as Sky News Man
Melissa Knatchbull
as Air Stewardess
Sam Douglas
as Kiev Room Agent
Vanessa Redgrave
as Max
Mark Houghton
as Denied Area Security Guard
Marek Vasut
as Drunken IMF Agent
Andrzej Borkowski
as Kiev Room Agent
David Shaeffer
as Diplomat Rand Housman
Graydon Gould
as Public Official
Ricco Ross
as Denied Area Security Guard
Andreas Wisniewski
as Max's Companion
Karel Dobry
as Matthias
Dale Dye
as Frank Barnes
Michael Rogers
as Large Man
Randall Paul
as CIA Escort Guard
Pat Starr
as CIA Agent
Helen Lindsay
as Female Executive in Train
David Schneider
as Train Engineer
Morgan Deare
as Donald Hunt
Rudolf Pechan
as Mayor Brandl
Kristin Scott Thomas
as Sarah Davies
Annabel Mullion
as Flight Attendant
Carmela Marner
as Kiev Room Agent
Valentina Yakunina
as Drunken IMF Agent
Jirina Trebicka
as Cleaning Woman
Rolf Saxon
as CIA Analyst William Donloe
Tony Vogel
as M15 Agent
Ion Caramitru
as Zozimov

Crew

Brian De Palma
Director
Tom Cruise
Producer
Paula Wagner
Producer
Gloria Katz
Screenwriter
Robert Towne
Screenwriter
Steven Zaillian
Screenwriter
Willard Huyck
Screenwriter
David Koepp
Screenwriter
Stephen H. Burum
Cinematographer
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Danny Elfman
Songwriter
Danny Elfman
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Hirsch
Editor
Norman Reynolds
Production Designer
Fred Hole
Art Director
Paul Hitchcock
Executive Producer
Penny Rose
Costume Designer
David Crozier
Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Soldo
First Assistant Director
Mali Finn
Casting
Patsy Pollock
Casting
Jon Foreman
Model Effects
Eben Stromquist
Model Effects
John Goodson
Model Effects
David Dranitzke
Model Effects
Martin Rosenberg
Model Effects
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Pilot
Rob Bottin
Makeup
Scott McNamara
Model Effects
Tony Eckert
Foley Mixer
Alison O'Brien
Digital Effects
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