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Mission: Impossible Details


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 [[Performer~P17596~Brian DePalma~briandepalma]]'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 ([[Performer~P115561~Jon Voight~jonvoight]]). The film focuses not on Phelps but his protégé, Ethan Hunt (a reserved [[Performer~P86295~Tom Cruise~tomcruise]]), 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


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


Brian De Palma
Paula Wagner
Tom Cruise
Steven Zaillian
David Koepp
Willard Huyck
Robert Towne
Gloria Katz
Stephen H. Burum
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Danny Elfman
Composer (Music Score)
Danny Elfman
Paul Hirsch
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
Patsy Pollock
John Goodson
Model Effects
Jon Foreman
Model Effects
Rob Bottin
Scott McNamara
Model Effects
Tony Eckert
Foley Mixer
David Dranitzke
Model Effects
Eben Stromquist
Model Effects
Alison O'Brien
Digital Effects
Martin Rosenberg
Model Effects
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc