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

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24 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

SGD 370,000 (Singapore) (26 May 2000)

Gross:

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

SERIES TRADEMARK: (at around 24 mins) At Hunt's meeting with Mission Commander Swanbeck, Hunt is offered an espresso or cappuccino. At the preliminary meeting with Jim Phelps in Mission: Impossible (1996), Hunt asked if they could get a cappuccino machine. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 40 mins) The car which is blown off the bridge to the Biocyte compound as Hunt escapes on the motorcycle clearly has no engine. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Nekhorvich: Well, I've heard...
[takes off mask of Dr. Nekhorvich to reveal Ethan]
Ethan Hunt: ...all I need to hear.
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Mission Impossible II (2010) See more »

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Alba y Camino
Arranged by Alan Lomax
Performed by Jose Manuel Lopez
Courtesy of Rounder Records & Alan Lomax
by arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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M:I 2 definitely delivers as far as hard-core action, but some elements were excessive to the point of being cartoonish.
29 May 2000 | by (Luoyang, China) – See all my reviews

Ethan Hunt is back with another theoretically impossible mission. Tom Cruise once again delivered at least a satisfactory performance, along with all other actors involved, but John Woo's direction was a little bit excessive at some points. I fail to see what made it necessary for Hunt to be riding his motorcycle on the front wheel while firing at an oncoming car. Or how about that gun that was lying in the sand toward the end of the film? Was that a little too unrealistic, or was it just me?

The story was good, the acting was convincing enough, and the action sequences were well put together, but they were just too much. One of the other things that really saved this film from action-packed obscurity was some very clever and well placed dialogue, particularly on the part of Ving Rhames, back once again as Luther Stickell ("Ethan! Nyah is in the building! Do you copy!")

Despite M:I 2's shortcoming's, it will undoubtedly be very satisfying to the true action fan. It has explosions, gun fights, car chases, lethal viruses, Jackie Chan style fight scenes, and even a hint of a few WWF moves in those fights. Mission: Impossible 2 is a good action film. I was not tremendously impressed, but I also didn't feel like I had just wasted two hours. Go watch the movie, just don't expect it to be the phenomenal gift from the action movie gods that it was made out to be.


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