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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)

Opening Weekend:

£5,378,013 (UK) (5 May 2006)


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

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(at around 1h 17 mins) When Ethan is escaping from CIA's HQ, he crashes through an air vent and knocks over a box which spills out dozens of brochures which are titled, "Virginia Department of Public Transportation (DOT)." Ethan's cover in the film is as an analyst for the Virginia DOT. See more »


(at around 1h 10 mins) When Ethan is in the Mercedes convertible fleeing the scene of the bridge attack, he passes several Virigina State Police cars with red and blue roof lights headed in the opposite direction. However, Virginia law states that police vehicles in Virginia can only have blue roof lights (red lights are reserved for fire trucks, ambulances, and rescue vehicles). See more »


[first lines]
Owen Davian: [to Ethan] We put an explosive charge in your head. Does that sound familiar?
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Adrenaline Rush
27 April 2006 | by (Nashville) – See all my reviews

I saw this as a sneak preview with my fraternity. I was hesitant to see it because of how bad Mission Impossible 2 was, but I think it more than makes up for the 2nd flop and I would even argue that it's better than the first. The action really is non-stop, and there aren't any cheesy love scenes slowing anything down. The bad guy doesn't change every five minutes either. The plot moves quickly but it doesn't lose the audience at all. You don't need to have seen either of the first two to understand what is going on (I can't remember the plot from either). Lots of guns, loud explosions, cool gadgets and fun locations. I can remember on more than one occasion where the audience clapped or reacted to the action. It does everything an action movie should do very well. I would highly advise anyone who likes action movies to go see it. Even if you think Tom Cruise is a little insane, MI:III is extremely enjoyable.

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