Mission: Impossible

When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he’s surprised to learn that he’s the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt now must ferret out the real double agent and, in the process, even the score.
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Film Cast:

  • Ethan Hunt: Tom Cruise
  • Jim Phelps: Jon Voight
  • Eugene Kittridge: Henry Czerny
  • Claire Phelps: Emmanuelle Béart
  • Luther Stickell: Ving Rhames
  • Sarah Davies: Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Max Mitsopolis: Vanessa Redgrave
  • Franz Krieger: Jean Reno
  • Jack Harmon (uncredited): Emilio Estevez
  • Hannah Williams: Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė
  • CIA Analyst William Donloe: Rolf Saxon
  • Alexander Golitsyn: Marcel Iureș
  • Matthias: Karel Dobrý
  • Max’s Companion: Andreas Wisniewski
  • Flight Attendant: Annabel Mullion
  • Kiev Agent: Olegar Fedoro
  • Donald Hunt: Morgan Deare
  • Drunken Female IMF Agent: Valentina Yakunina
  • Drunken Male IMF Agent: Marek Vašut
  • Kittridge Technician: Nathan Osgood
  • TV Interviewer: John McLaughlin
  • Diplomat Rand Housman: David Shaeffer
  • Mayor Brandl: Rudolf Pechan
  • Jaroslav Reid: Gaston Šubert
  • Denied Area Security Guard: Ricco Ross
  • Denied Area Security Guard: Mark Houghton
  • Sky News Man: Bob Friend
  • CNN Reporter: Garrick Hagon
  • Cleaning Woman: Jiřina Třebická
  • Kiev Room Agent: Andrzej Borkowski
  • Kiev Room Agent: Maya Dokic
  • Kiev Room Agent: Sam Douglas
  • Kiev Room Agent: Carmela Marner
  • Kiev Room Agent: Mimi Potworowska
  • Train Engineer: David Schneider
  • Female Executive in Train: Helen Lindsay
  • CIA Agent: Pat Starr
  • CIA Lobby Guard: Richard D. Sharp
  • CIA Escort Guard: Randall Paul
  • CIA Agent: Sue Doucette
  • Public Official: Graydon Gould
  • MI5 Agent: Tony Vogel
  • Large man: Michael Rogers
  • Margaret Hunt: Laura Brook
  • Steward on Train: David Phelan
  • Air Stewardess: Melissa Knatchbull
  • Zozimov: Ion Caramitru
  • Frank Barnes: Dale Dye
  • Fireman (uncredited): Keith Campbell
  • Student (uncredited): Michael Cella
  • Car Driver (uncredited): Harry Fielder
  • Man on Plane (uncredited): Toby Hinson
  • Passenger on Train in Tunnel (uncredited): John Knoll
  • Train Gaurd (uncredited): Paul Markham

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Tom Cruise
  • Story: David Koepp
  • Original Music Composer: Danny Elfman
  • Production Design: Norman Reynolds
  • Sound Designer: Christopher Boyes
  • Director: Brian De Palma
  • Director of Photography: Stephen H. Burum
  • Casting: Mali Finn
  • Story: Steven Zaillian
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Gary Rydstrom
  • Casting: Patsy Pollock
  • First Assistant Director: Nick Moore
  • Costume Design: Penny Rose
  • ADR Editor: Michael Silvers
  • Foley Mixer: Tony Eckert
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Eric Allard
  • Producer: Paula Wagner
  • Location Manager: Sandrine Ageorges
  • Sound Mixer: David Crozier
  • Main Title Theme Composer: Lalo Schifrin
  • Stunt Coordinator: Greg Powell
  • Supervising Art Director: Fred Hole
  • Screenplay: Robert Towne
  • Dialect Coach: Tim Monich
  • Original Series Creator: Bruce Geller
  • Editor: Paul Hirsch
  • Makeup Artist: Jiří Farkaš
  • Music Editor: Ellen Segal
  • Special Effects: Ian Wingrove
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Alexandra Altrocchi
  • Stunt Double: Keith Campbell
  • Unit Manager: Michal Přikryl
  • Art Direction: Jonathan McKinstry
  • Casting Associate: Emily Schweber
  • Assistant Art Director: David Lee
  • Stunts: Paul Jennings
  • Dialogue Coach: Constantine Gregory
  • Orchestrator: Steve Bartek
  • Executive Producer: Paul Hitchcock
  • Second Unit Director: Ernest Day
  • Set Designer: Dawn Swiderski
  • Stunts: Lee Sheward
  • Assistant Editor: Simon Cozens
  • Stunts: Jamie Edgell
  • Conductor: Artie Kane
  • Theme Song Performance: Adam Clayton
  • Theme Song Performance: Larry Mullen Jr.
  • Aerial Camera: Michael Kelem
  • Makeup Effects: Rob Bottin
  • Production Accountant: David Kerney
  • Associate Producer: J.C. Calciano
  • Extras Casting: Kenneth Chamitoff
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Tom Bellfort
  • Stunts: Vincent Keane
  • Propmaker: Tony Allard
  • Steadicam Operator: Larry McConkey
  • Title Designer: Kyle Cooper
  • Stunts: Tom Lucy
  • Stunts: Gary Fry
  • Prosthetic Makeup Artist: Margaret Prentice
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Ken Crouch
  • Set Costumer: Sarka Zvolenska
  • Costume Supervisor: Hana Kučerová
  • Set Decoration: Peter Howitt
  • Visual Effects Art Director: George Hull
  • Still Photographer: Richard Blanshard
  • Digital Compositors: Stéphane Bidault
  • Stunts: Dean Forster
  • Stunts: Ray De-Haan
  • Script Supervisor: Diana Dill
  • Stunts: Gary Powell
  • Sound Effects Editor: Christopher Scarabosio
  • Visual Effects Editor: Michael Gleason
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: John Knoll
  • Stunts: Graeme Crowther
  • VFX Director of Photography: Kim Marks
  • Assistant Location Manager: Nicolas Foulatier
  • Location Scout: Olivier Servanin
  • Production Manager: Christine Bodelot
  • Stunts: Dinny Powell
  • Camera Operator: Gordon Hayman
  • Production Assistant: Phil Stoole
  • Unit Publicist: Kathy Orloff
  • Foley Artist: Tom Barwick
  • Digital Compositor: Ed Hawkins
  • First Assistant Director: Chris Soldo
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Paul Bernard
  • Clapper Loader: Peter Batten
  • Electrician: Andy Cole
  • Sculptor: Moto Hata
  • Armorer: Jon Baker
  • Visual Effects Designer: Dan Glass
  • Assistant Dialogue Editor: Steve Slanec
  • Color Timer: Dennis McNeill
  • Assistant Production Coordinator: Marianne Jenkins
  • Driver: Václav Kocman
  • Visual Effects: Eve Ramboz
  • Gaffer: Laurie Shane
  • Visual Effects Camera: Robert Hill
  • Sound Recordist: Philip Rogers
  • Production Illustrator: Tony Chance
  • Stunt Double: Sarah Franzl
  • Utility Stunts: Lee Millham
  • Boom Operator: Clive Copland
  • Utility Sound: John Casali
  • Unit Production Manager: Steve Harding
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Kirsten Hecktermann
  • Special Effects Technician: Trevor Butterfield
  • Post Production Supervisor: Ruth Hasty
  • Stunts: Gerard Naprous
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Jessica Bellfort
  • Costume Design: Timothy Everest
  • Digital Effects Supervisor: Kim Libreri
  • Key Grip: Kevin Fraser
  • Visual Effects Producer: Roni McKinley
  • Second Assistant Director: Michael Stevenson
  • Art Department Coordinator: Kate Garbett
  • First Assistant Camera: Rawdon Hayne
  • Grip: Tony Cridlin
  • Hairstylist: Lynn Rodgers
  • Carpenter: David Coley
  • Software Engineer: Graham Bartram
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Douglas D. Kelley
  • Transportation Captain: Zdenek Flídr
  • Best Boy Electric: Ron Shane
  • Production Coordinator: Patsy de Lord
  • 3D Modeller: Mathew C. Judd
  • Dressing Prop: Colin Thurston
  • Negative Cutter: Theresa Repola Mohammed
  • Assistant Camera: Sandra Dillon
  • Stunts: Mick Hodge
  • Visual Effects Editor: Russ Woolnough
  • Stunts: Tracey Eddon
  • Contact Lens Technician: Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore
  • Supervising Carpenter: Tom Martin
  • Pyrotechnician: Karl Nettmann
  • Project Manager: Stephen Sobisky
  • Colorist: Michael Healey
  • Catering: Robin Demetriou
  • Assistant Director: Oldřich Mach
  • Third Assistant Director: Kate Hazell
  • Stunts: Chrissy Monk
  • Concept Artist: Jim Feldman
  • Special Effects Assistant: David j Watson
  • Wardrobe Assistant: Verity Jackson
  • Location Assistant: Hugh Gourlay
  • Accountant: Stefano Priori
  • Assistant Accountant: John Eccleston
  • Digital Effects Producer: Sharon Lark
  • Executive Assistant: Mickey McDermott
  • Key Production Assistant: Martin Sebik
  • Production Secretary: Pavlina Prikrylova
  • Set Runner: Sean Garman
  • Technical Advisor: Sue Doucette

Movie Reviews:

  • Gimly: While the sequences that _Mission: Impossible_ is most famous for (the ceiling-descent and train-top) are truly thrilling, absolutely everything in between these scenes is obvious and uninspired. Rarely can a movie have you so completely engaged one minute, and then immediately back to checking the time the next.

    An important film, pop-culturally speaking, but not a very good one.

    _Final rating:★★ – Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._

  • Per Gunnar Jonsson: When I first saw this movie I did not like it at all. My main gripe with the movie was (and is) that it did not feel like a Mission Impossible movie.

    Spoilers ahead! In the original series the team always succeeded, at least in the episodes I watched. However, the movie starts off with a big failure. Then to make matters worse we learn that Mr. Phelps, one of the original lead characters, is actually a traitor. I was so disappointed!

    Now when I watched it for the second time with my son I actually liked it a lot more. I still think it is sad that the script writers felt they had to introduce all these chock elements but trying to look past those this is a pretty good movie. I still do not think it is truly a Mission Impossible movie in the good old style of the series though.

    It is a very good action/thriller movie though. Tom Cruise is really not bad in the role of Ethan Hunt and so are the rest of the actors. He is performing quite a few spectacular stunts and there are a decent amount of high tech stuff in the movie. Sure, some of the stunts and action scenes are perhaps a bit convoluted but it provides for some good cinemagic and it is fiction after all.

    If this movie would not have been labelled Mission Impossible I would probably have given it another star but I cannot bring myself to completely overlook how far from the original inspiration it has strayed.

  • Wuchak: _**Well done spy/caper thriller with Tom Cruise and an eye-rolling Scooby-Doo element**_

    The Impossible Missions Force has a mission at a Prague gala concerning a CIA non-official cover list, but it doesn’t go as planned. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and Clair Phelps (Emmanuelle Béart) then team-up with two disavowed agents (Ving Rhames and Jean Reno) to steal the real NOC list at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, before going to London for further thrills involving the TGV train to Paris. Jon Voight and Henry Czerny are on hand as leaders of IMF while Vanessa Redgrave plays an arms dealer and Kristin Scott Thomas an IMF agent.

    “Mission: Impossible” (1996) was loosely inspired by the TV series of the late 60s/early 70s and started the successful movie franchise starring Cruise. Expect convoluted dialogues, espionage gadgets, high society galas, foggy cobblestone streets, sudden deaths, globetrotting, double agents, capers and mind-blowing action.

    One thing that turned me off was the several occasions where a person’s fake face is torn off à la Scooby-Doo. Once would’ve been enough, but three times? What were the writers thinking? Other than that cavil, this is a quality spy/caper flick; it’s just too tortuous for my tastes with not enough human interest.

    The film runs 1 hour, 50 minutes, and was shot in Prague; London, Pinewood Studios & various other areas in England; and McLean, Virginia, & Washington DC.

    GRADE: B-

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