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Mission: Impossible II (2000)

IMF agent Ethan Hunt is sent to Sydney to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".

Director:

John Woo

Writers:

Bruce Geller (creator television series Mission: Impossible), Ronald D. Moore (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Ethan Hunt
Dougray Scott ... Sean Ambrose
Thandie Newton ... Nyah Hall
Ving Rhames ... Luther Strickell
Richard Roxburgh ... Hugh Stamp
John Polson ... Billy Baird
Brendan Gleeson ... McCloy
Rade Serbedzija ... Dr. Nekhorvich (as Radé Sherbedgia)
William Mapother ... Wallis
Dominic Purcell ... Ulrich
Mathew Wilkinson Mathew Wilkinson ... Michael (as Matthew Wilkinson)
Nicholas Bell ... McCloy's Accountant
Cristina Brogeras Cristina Brogeras ... Flamenco Dancer #4
Kee Chan ... McCloy's Chemist
Kim Fleming Kim Fleming ... Larrabee
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Storyline

Chimera is a deadly virus that will bear a grisly death unless you are given the antidote. The creator of Chimera is murdered and the antidote is stolen by a disavowed I.M.F. Agent, Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott). The Impossible Mission Force, (I.M.F.), hire the skilled and charming Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), and the beautiful Nyah Hall (Thandie Newton), who has had her share with Ambrose. Their mission, should they choose to accept it, is to send Hall undercover to Ambrose and learn what she can for Hunt to bring down Chimera, but they will have to break into a secure lab by jumping off of buildings and dodging bullets. Its impossible.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Expect the impossible again


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tom Cruise offered Brian De Palma the chance to direct this movie, but De Palma declined. See more »

Goofs

The Darling harbor area where Sean drops Nyah off is closed to automotive traffic. See more »

Quotes

Ethan Hunt: [to Luther, after they learned how difficult and critical their mission will be] We just rolled up a snowball and tossed it into hell. Now lets see what chance it has.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version is the most complete version of the film to date, featuring additional scenes of violence. Additional footage includes:
  • a loud crunch during the aeroplane hijack as Ambrose twists and breaks Dr. Nekhorvich's neck
  • the actual impact and blood spurt on Stamp's knee when Ambrose shoots it, thinking Stamp is Ethan
  • the kick to Hunt's face during the beach fight is seen in full and does not cut away to Ambrose' face at the point of impact It is assumed that this version is the cut of the film made before trims were made to it for the MPAA to secure a PG-13 rating.
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Connections

Featured in Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Danza de Ibio
Arranged by Alan Lomax
Performed by The Dancers of Cabezon de la Fuente
Courtesy of Rounder Records & Alan Lomax
by arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Watch Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious and tell me what you think...
16 November 2000 | by SarahMaeSee all my reviews

I just watched this movie for the first time, and I kept having this vague feeling that I'd heard the story before. Then it came to me: Notorious! It's an Aflred Hitchcock film starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant from 1946.

The basic plotline goes: girl comes from questionable background. guy is sent to get girl for top-secret mission. guy falls in love with girl. guy discovers that girl must seduce the enemy. guy is not happy. girl goes. girl seduces the enemy. girl discovers enemy secrets. girl gets sick. guy rescues girl.

Can we say deja vu? The scene that really clinched it for me was the horse racing scene. Ingrid and Cary do the same scene! It's scary. All they did was update the plotline a little (ie, virus instead of gunpowder for the Nazis), throw in some action (well, a lot of action), and bogus technology, and you're set.

Watch Notorious for yourself and see what I mean...


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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mission: Impossible 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Monument Valley, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,845,297, 28 May 2000

Gross USA:

$215,409,889

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$546,388,108
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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