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Mission: Impossible II (2000)

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A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".



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IMF agent Ethan Hunt has been sent on a mission to retrieve and destroy the supply of a genetically created disease called 'Chimera'. His mission is made impossible due to the fact that he is not the only person after samples of the disease. He must also contest with a gang of international terrorists headed by a turned bad former IMF agent who has already managed to steal the cure called 'Bellerophon' and now need 'Chimera' to complete their grand plan of infecting the whole world. In order to infiltrate and locate the terrorist group he relies on the help of an international thief Nyah of whom he quickly develops a love interest. Time is not only running out for Agent Hunt to find and destroy 'Chimera' before the terrorists get their hands on it, but he must also find 'Bellerophon' so as to save his love interest who has already become infected by the disease from a terrible and rapid death. Written by Javert-5

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

M:I-2  »

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Box Office


$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

SGD 370,000 (Singapore) (26 May 2000)


$215,397,307 (USA) (13 October 2000)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director John Woo used flying pigeons in this film to make some scenes look more intense as the main character enters to action, the same way he did for Nicolas Cage's character in Face/Off (1997) which John Woo also directed. See more »


(at around 57 mins) While red blood cells don't have a nucleus, they can still be infected by viruses, causing haemolysis, which can be fatal. However, *not* by an influenza-based virus; influenza viruses can only attach to surface receptors causing clumping, or haemagglutination. See more »


[at the races]
Sean Ambrose: Darling, you won!
Nyah Nordoff-Hall: I suppose I did.
Sean Ambrose: What made you pick her? That old nag's never won a thing.
Nyah Nordoff-Hall: [holds up racing form] "A Thief in the Night."
Sean Ambrose: Ha! Say no more.
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Arranged by Alan Lomax
Performed by The Dancers of Cabezon de la Fuente
Courtesy of Rounder Records & Alan Lomax
by arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Sets a New High for Stunts
5 September 2000 | by (Savannah, GA) – See all my reviews

If you sometimes go to the movies to be entertained by unbelievably daring stunts, this is the movie to see. From Cruise's incredible rock climb to nail-biting motorcycle "joist" this movie impresses with the stunts. The plot could be written on the back of a postage stamp. However, that's rarely what audiences go to see films like this for. The performances are above average, particularly Dougray Scott and Thadie Newton. A pity Newton's character is underused during the second half of the film. Besides being beautiful, this woman can ACT! It is also refreshing to see a demonstrably romantic and affectionate interracial relationship portrayed on screen in such a positive manner. Newton's race never comes up in the film. Credit producer Tom Cruise for this one. This is one of those movies I'd rent to give my home theatre system a workout. This movie succeeds on its own level; however, I can understand how others could be disappointed. I gave this one a "7" on the IMDB scale.

By the way, it was a clever touch to have Cruise receive his mission briefing via wrap-around sunglasses. Kind of nice to be reminded of RISKY BUSINESS.

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