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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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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Woo clashed with original Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, when Woo felt Lesnie was unable to keep up with his shooting style of multiple cameras and shots. Lesnie was eventually replaced. See more »


The airliner in the beginning is clearly a 747-400, but the cockpit is definitely not that of a 747-400. See more »


Luther Stickell: [after getting off the helicopter and steps in sheep droppings] Shit.
Ethan Hunt: Yes it is
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Danza de Ibio
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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Give it up Tom!
11 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

With the amount of time, money and effort put into this film you might expect something special from John Woo. What happened? Yes, the stunts are good, and the effects are slick, but for some reason they have no impact, even on the largest of cinema screens. I can't explain what it was that was lacking from the film, apart from an actor that can portray a top agent convincingly, which Tom Cruise just can't do. Flashing smiles and well groomed hair don't really make for a realistic super tough spy. Give it up Tom, let someone else have a crack at it.

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