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Mission: Impossible II (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  24 May 2000 (USA)
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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  »

Box Office


$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

SGD 370,000 (Singapore) (26 May 2000)


ESP 2,173,814,826 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Tom Cruise performed most of his own stunts. See more »


(at around 36 mins) When we are shown the satellite positioning itself over Australia ready to home in on Nyah, there are no clouds at all over Sydney. However, in the next shot (taken from the ground), the sky is littered with them. See more »


Sean Ambrose: [disguised as Ethan Hunt] You keep calling me Dimitri. You really shouldn't.
Dr. Nekhorvich: You are not Dimitri?
[Ambrose knocks him out]
Sean Ambrose: No.
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60 Percent Good, But Last 40 Ruined It
29 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first 60 percent of this movie was pretty good; the last 40 percent was mostly action and mostly so hokey, so stupid, it was an insult for any viewer with a brain. Too bad, the first Mission Impossible was excellent and I hear the third film was good. However, this second one was a stinker by comparison.

I except most films to have that "Rambo mentality," as I call it, where hundreds of bullets are fired - and missed- at the hero, while he or she hits everything in sight. That was here but so overly done that is was absurd and downright annoying after awhile.

Tom Cruise, our hero, should have been shot so many times I lost count. This is director John Woo, for you, who always overdoes action and sometimes makes it ridiculous.

The good points are slick photography, interesting characters, good surround sound, low profanity and a very good soundtrack. Thandie Newton is attractive heroine and Dougray Scott is satisfactory as the main villain.

The movie plays more like a James Bond film, although it still has MI touches such as the fake rubber masks we saw in the first film. More realism in that 40 minutes would have made this a far better film than it turned out to be. Oveall, a bit disappointing.

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