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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  21 December 2011 (USA)
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The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.


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In the fourth installment of the Mission Impossible series, Ethan Hunt and a new team race against time to track down Hendricks, a dangerous terrorist who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt by the team to stop him at the Kremlin ends in a disaster, with an explosion causing severe damage to the Kremlin and the IMF being implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to invoke Ghost Protocol, under which the IMF is disavowed, and will be offered no help or backup in any form. Undaunted, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks to Dubai, and from there to Mumbai, but several spectacular action sequences later, they might still be too late to stop a disaster. Written by shreesha bhat

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No Plan. No Backup. No Choice.

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 2011 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,785,204 (USA) (16 December 2011)


$209,364,921 (USA) (6 April 2012)

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Additional shots were filmed with Benji (Simon Pegg) and the Kremlin guard, the latter coming so dangerously close to the rear-projection screen that he nearly discovers the ruse. Producer and star Tom Cruise had insisted on filming these, as he was afraid that they didn't get the maximum amount of suspense from the scene. In the end, director Brad Bird had the shots deleted because it just seemed too improbable that the guard could get so close to the screen without detecting it. See more »


The number plates used on the cars in the movie in Mumbai and Dubai have the numbers first and the letter last. Actually, the number plates in Mumbai and Dubai have the letter first. See more »


[first lines]
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Bigger, better, Mission: Impossible
18 December 2011 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I'm not a fan of Tom Cruise as a person and that sometimes influences my opinion on a film. Even with this point in the back of my mind I must say that Tom Cruise still got it. He's a fantastic actor who doesn't even chose to have a stunt double in MI4. I couldn't even think of trying some of these. Now to the main film. You may think it's going to be just like all the other action movies and all the other Mission: Impossible parts. But with every new part of the series it gets even more spectacular: the equipment is beyond imagination, the locations are mind blowing, the secret plans are super clever, the characters are cool and smart. Also the trailer was that good that I just wanted to see this at the movies and couldn't wait for it to be released. I haven't seen any MI film at the movies and this was definitely a great decision. The best action film in years.

I'm giving it a 10/10 because there was nothing I didn't like about this movie and it was worth every cent!

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