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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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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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SERIES TRADEMARK: Ethan is suspended by a cable while infiltrating the Biocyte Labs. See also Mission: Impossible (1996) and Mission: Impossible III (2006). See more »


(at around 5 mins) The villains use nitrous oxide to knock out (not kill) the people on the plane. However, Sean tells his sidekick to disconnect the "NO2 tank", both on-screen and in the closed-captioning. However, nitrous oxide is "N2O". "NO2" is Nitrogen Dioxide, a poisonous, smelly gas that would be immediate noticeable, and would kill the passengers, not quietly knock them out. See more »


Dr. Nekhorvich: [from a video recording presented by Swanbeck with Ethan watching] Every search for a hero must begin with something that every hero requires: A villain.
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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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Sets a New High for Stunts
5 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

If you sometimes go to the movies to be entertained by unbelievably daring stunts, this is the movie to see. From Cruise's incredible rock climb to nail-biting motorcycle "joist" this movie impresses with the stunts. The plot could be written on the back of a postage stamp. However, that's rarely what audiences go to see films like this for. The performances are above average, particularly Dougray Scott and Thadie Newton. A pity Newton's character is underused during the second half of the film. Besides being beautiful, this woman can ACT! It is also refreshing to see a demonstrably romantic and affectionate interracial relationship portrayed on screen in such a positive manner. Newton's race never comes up in the film. Credit producer Tom Cruise for this one. This is one of those movies I'd rent to give my home theatre system a workout. This movie succeeds on its own level; however, I can understand how others could be disappointed. I gave this one a "7" on the IMDB scale.

By the way, it was a clever touch to have Cruise receive his mission briefing via wrap-around sunglasses. Kind of nice to be reminded of RISKY BUSINESS.

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