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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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The Mission Begins 05:05:06

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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Release Date:

5 May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heyday  »

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Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,378,013 (UK) (5 May 2006)


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

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2.35 : 1
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With a budget of $150 million, this is the most expensive movie ever undertaken by a first-time feature film director. See more »


(at around 42 mins) During the infiltration of The Vatican, Ethan climbs on a thick wall beside a CCTV camera, turns it off, takes a picture of what it is seeing, prints it and hangs it before the camera before turning it back on. The Focal length of a CCTV camera is usually set to infinity, especially one that is taking a large view, meaning everything within 90 centimeters of the camera would be out of focus. The photograph was hung a few centimeters before the camera, that would make it largely out of focus. See more »


[first lines]
Owen Davian: [to Ethan] We put an explosive charge in your head. Does that sound familiar?
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks Aeronautica Militare Caserta, Cesare Salomone security Mr. Cruise See more »


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Written by Kanye West, Twista (as Carl Mitchell), Armando Manzanero & Sid Wayne
Performed by Kanye West featuring Twista, Keyshia Cole & Bryan "BJ" Sledge
Produced by Kanye West
Additional production by Mike Caren
Kanye West performs courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC
Twista performs courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
Keyshia Cole performs courtesy of A&M Records
Contains portions of "It's Impossible" by Armando Manzanero & Sid Wayne
Performed by The New Birth
Courtesy of RCA Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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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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