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Mission: Impossible III (2006)

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Agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fianceé in response .

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Super-spy Ethan Hunt has retired from active duty to train new IMF agents. But he is called back into action to confront the toughest villain he's ever faced - Owen Davian, an international weapons and information provider with no remorse and no conscience. Hunt assembles his team: his old friend Luther Strickell, transportation expert Declan, and background operative Zhen. They are to rescue one of his very own trainees, Lindsey who was kidnapped while on a surveillance detail of Davian. It soon becomes evident that Davian is well-protected, well-connected, and downright malicious. This forces Hunt to extend his journey back into the field in order to rescue his wife, Julia, and uncover IMF double agents in the process. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of frenetic violence and menace, disturbing images and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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5 May 2006 (USA)  »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

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£5,378,013 (UK) (5 May 2006)

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$133,382,309 (USA) (14 July 2006)
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British Screenwriter Ben Trebilcook penned previous drafts and had director Ang Lee in talks to direct. One story involved the destruction of various Wonders of the World, which was set as a prequel to the first Mission: Impossible (1996) movie and brought back Emilio Estevez. The script contained elements deemed too sensitive as they drew close parallels to the 9/11 attacks. Another draft featured the trafficking of human organs and was rewritten by Frank Darabont. See more »

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(at around 1h 6 mins) In German, "IMF" would be pronounced "Ee em eff," yet the German commando in the helicopter pronounces it "Eye em eff." However, it would be perfectly normal for a German native speaker to pronounce it in English like he would for example "CIA" or "FBI". See more »

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Owen Davian: [to Ethan] We put an explosive charge in your head. Does that sound familiar?
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Special Thanks: The Hanso Foundation. See more »

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Best of My Love
Written by Al McKay (as Albert McKay) and Maurice White
Performed by The Emotions
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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The fun, the adventure, the creativity, never ease up…

In this third film of the series, Ethan Hunt has retired from the field, and is training new agents…. His sweetheart Julia (Michelle Monaghan) thinks he works for the Department of Transportation…

When one of his pupils is kidnapped by a sadistic arms dealer Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Hunt decides to assemble his old team to retrieve her, putting in mortal danger his new love…

J.J. Abrams—in his first feature film—shot "Mission: Impossible III" with a sense of timing and suspense… We're dealing with full-flash blanks, glass breaking, explosions… And we see Hunt, in a quite interesting shot, running up a wall to enter the Vatican… Also, in the bridge sequence, he runs away from a rocket hit on one of the vehicles… It's cool because the way he's running, the look on his face, before, during and after that impact could only have been done only by an actor as good as him… In China, in an old fishing village, we see him jumping off tile rooftops, with incredible grace, precision, coordination and footwork… Then, with Lindsey Farris (Keri Russell) they jump out of a building on a cable landing on a truck…

The special effects, and visual effects are great… They all work together... The Shanghai street chase with Tom leaning out of the car at some insanely dangerous angle to shoot a gun under a truck; Also Tom, in a high-speed boat, on the Tiber River in Rome, Italy; the blowing of a nice spectacular sports car; and, of course, the helicopter chase sequence where, in pursuit, the bad-guy helicopter emerges out of a fireball…

Also, in a fantastic shot, in Shanghai, China, when the camera comes in and then goes around Tom as he's standing on top of a Shanghai roof… The camera comes over his shoulder and look down at the ground, so we'll see Tom on the top of the Shanghai building, hundreds feet in the air, and just to show and set up the jeopardy of what he's about to accomplish…

Well, I loved the director's work… He's so detail-oriented…The fun, the adventure, the creativity, never eased up…

And, please, don't miss Colleen Atwood, entering the Vatican, with a head-turner red dress…


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