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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Nekhorvich (as Radé Sherbedgia)
Mathew Wilkinson ...
Michael (as Matthew Wilkinson)
McCloy's Accountant
Cristina Brogeras ...
Flamenco Dancer #4
McCloy's Chemist
Kim Fleming ...


Chimera is a deadly virus that will bare a deathly death unless you are given the antidote. The creator of Chimera is murdered and the antidote is stolen by a disavowed IMF agent, Sean Ambrose. The Impossible Mission Force, IMF, hire the skilled and charming Ethan Hunt, and the beautiful Nyah Nirdoff-Hall, who has had her share with Ambrose. Their mission, should they choose to accept it is to send Hirdoff-Hall undercover to Ambrose and learn what she can for Hunt to bring down Chimera, but they will have to break into a secure lab by jumping off buildings and dodging bullets. Its impossible.

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Expect the impossible again

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 USA:

$57,845,297, 28 May 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$215,409,889, 19 October 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film which is based on a classic television series, was released the same year as another movie based on a classic television series, Charlie's Angels (2000). Cameron Diaz, who starred in that movie, starred opposite Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky (2001). See more »


(at around 1h 45 mins) During the big chase sequence, when Ethan Hunt shoots the windshield of Sean Ambrose's motorbike, the angle of the bullet might be sufficient to hit Sean Ambrose, but it also might be sufficiently deflected by the windshield. See more »


Hugh Stamp: [referring to Nyah, standing in Sean's mansion] Why do you think she's really here?
Sean Ambrose: From her point of view or mine?
Hugh Stamp: Well, she wasn't exactly gagging for it when she left you six months ago.
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Spoofed in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) See more »


Take a Look Around (Theme from
by Lalo Schifrin & Fred Durst
(Original Theme from "Mission: Impossible" by Lalo Schifrin
Performed & produced by Limp Bizkit
Limp Bizkit performs courtesy of Flip/Interscope Records
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60 Percent Good, But Last 40 Ruined It
29 October 2006 | by 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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