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Mission: Impossible II (2000)

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

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Dr. Nekhorvich (as Radé Sherbedgia)
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Larrabee
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Storyline

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)  »

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M:I-2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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:

$565,400,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Woo uses two common elements in this movie and Face/Off (1997), pigeons in the scene preceding the final battle, and the final battle ending on a beach. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, the pilot reports a partial cabin depressurization and identifies the aircraft as "Trans-Pac 227 747 Heavy". In reality a 747 is, by definition, designated "heavy" and the proper designation would be 'Trans-Pac 227 Heavy'. The "heavy" designation is used to indicate aircraft over 255,000 lbs. See more »

Quotes

Ethan Hunt: after saving her from the door she was hanging on from the cliff below, now his sitting in the car Don't you think we should wait a decent interval?
Nyah Nordoff-Hall: [sitting on top of him] Who wants to be decent?
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Connections

References West Side Story (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Totally different style.
3 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Mission: Impossible was a fast paced espionage thriller that actually made you think, which is what I like in a movie. Since John Woo, who is one of the kings of the action genre, took over for Brian De Palma, you can expect Mission: Impossible II to be an intense action movie with a majorly dumbed down plot. Everything to do with the plot is laid out for us basically right away. Now, all there is to do is sit back and watch those classic John Woo action sequences. In this movie, Ethan Hunt is once again a secret agent, and he is sent on a mission to stop a crooked agent from stealing a deadly virus for his own use.

I liked the first Mission: Impossible better because it had a more advanced plot. This Mission: Impossible is just a bland shoot 'em up action film. Now there's nothing wrong with that. The movie was still immensely entertaining. It just didn't fit in with the first film. Even the character of Ethan Hunt, though still played by Tom Cruise, is different. In this movie he doesn't seem as serious about his job. He's more cocky. However, I do like that the character now has absolutely amazing skills in hand to hand combat.

Overall, if you're looking for a smart spy thriller like the first film, this ain't it. If you're looking for a fun action film with amazing action sequences, this is it.

6.5/10


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