Mission: Impossible (1996)

Only the mission matters

Blu-ray, 1h 50min
Rating: 7.1
Votes: 370046
Languages: English, French, Czech
Country: USA
Director: Brian De Palma
Music: Danny Elfman

Plot outline

An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.

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An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization. - Anonymous

Based on the hit television series. Jim Phelps (Jon Voight) was sent to Prague for a mission to prevent the theft of classified material. His wife Claire (Emmanuelle Béart) and his trusted partner Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) were members of Phelps' team. Unfortunately, something went horribly wrong and the mission failed, leaving Ethan Hunt the seemingly lone survivor. After he reported the failed mission, Kittridge (Henry Czerny), the head of the agency, suspects Ethan of being the culprit for the failed mission. Now, Ethan uses unorthodox methods (which includes the aid of an arms dealer going by the name "Max" (Vanessa Redgrave)) to try to find who set him up and to clear his name. - John Wiggins

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his I.M.F. team go undercover to bring down the N.O.C. list, a list of every Agent and spy in the I.M.F. Hunt's team is ambushed, and only him and Claire Phelps (Emmanuelle Béart) survived. But the C.I.A. believes that Hunt was aware of the attack, yet he was not. The mission, should Hunt choose to accept it is to team up with two disavowed I.M.F. Agents, Franz Krieger (Jean Reno) and Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames), to track down and take back the N.O.C. list before the identity of every Agent is comprised. Its Impossible.

This movie, based on the television series, finds Jim Phelps (Jon Voight) and his team charged with stopping a traitor from stealing and selling classified material. Everything was going well until the man they are following and all of the team are inexplicably killed except for Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise). Ethan then calls Director Kittridge (Henry Czerny) and goes to meet him when he discovers that the whole mission was to ferret a mole that they have been suspicious of for some time. Kittridge shows evidence that hints that Ethan's the one for whom they have been looking, but Ethan knows that he is not, so he escapes. Ethan then arranges to meet the buyer, whom he warns against using the material he has, and when they meet, he offers to get what he paid for in exchange for telling who the mole is. Ethan, along with Phelps' wife Claire (Emmanuelle Béart) recruits two disavowed Agents, Franz Krieger (Jean Reno) and Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames), to help him, which won't be easy, it'll be nearly impossible. - rcs0411@yahoo.com

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is a Secret Agent framed for the deaths of his espionage team. Fleeing from government assassins, breaking into the C.I.A.'s most impenetrable vault, clinging to the roof of a speeding bullet train, Hunt races like a burning fuse to stay one step ahead of his pursuers and draw one step closer to discovering the shocking truth. - Robert Lynch

A big-screen adaptation of a prior American television show, modernized and updated with all of the eye-popping special effects that a Hollywood mega-budget can buy. Jim Phelps (Jon Voight) is the leader of the "Impossible Missions Force". In this movie, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is the point man for an I.M.F. mission to catch a spy in the act of stealing information about the covers of many other covert operatives. In the tradition of the television show, the viewer is led down many plot twists, turns, and reversals, while the I.M.F. members employ the latest in technology, disguises, and spy gadgetry to accomplish their mission. - Tad Dibbern