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Mission: Impossible III (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  5 May 2006 (USA)
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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)


$133,382,309 (USA) (14 July 2006)

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Scarlett Johansson was cast in the film early on but pulled out of the project and her role eventually went to Keri Russell. See more »


(at around 1h 17 mins) When Ethan is escaping from IMF headquarters and climbing up the elevator shaft cable, you can see the back of his coat being lifted up from the cord that is lifting him. See more »


[first lines]
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 »


Follows Mission Impossible Versus the Mob (1969) See more »


A Sunday Kind of Love
by Louis Prima, Anita Nye, Stan Rhodes & Barbara Belle
Performed by Etta James
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Ethan Hunt is back. Getting involved with some girl - but should he marry her in his line of work?
2 May 2006 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I personally did not have to much expectations to this one. Thought it would be just like number 1 and 2. But I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it at a press viewing in Oslo today. The film is actually really good. The story stronger than before, and they play nicely on feelings this time.

There is also plenty of action :) All in all i would give this 8 out of 10. I personally think there is some really good acting in this one. We have Philip Seymour Hoffman as the bad guy, perfect role for him. Others worth mentioning is Jonathan Rhys Meyers. I recently saw an other movie with him - Match Point - and I must say like this actor.

Tom Cruise is very mainstream as always. But I think this has got be one of his better roles the last years. I did not think he preformed well in for example War of the Worlds. But in this one here he does a much better job :)

So run to the cinemas and see it :)

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