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Mission: Impossible II (2000)

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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 IMF agent, Sean Ambrose. The Impossible Mission Force, IMF, hire the skilled and charming Ethan Hunt, and the beautiful Nyah Nirdoff-Hall, who has had her share with Ambrose. Their mission, should they choose to accept it is to send Hirdoff-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 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

M:I-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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$215,409,889, 19 October 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$565,400,000
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mission Commander Swanbeck (Sir Anthony Hopkins) becomes the first person in any Mission: Impossible episode or movie to actually use the phrase "mission: impossible". Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga also wrote the screenplay for Star Trek: First Contact (1996), which featured the first cinematic use in dialogue of the phrase "star trek". See more »

Goofs

After a brutal fight with the villain's henchman, Ethan tricks the villain by placing a mask of his own face onto the henchman (after duct taping the henchman's mouth closed). Then Ethan puts on a mask of the henchman's face and changes clothes with the him. All this would take considerable time, of course, even if Ethan did just happened to be carrying a mask of his own face AND a mask of the henchman's face as well - both of which seems highly unlikely. See more »

Quotes

Luther Stickell: [after getting off the helicopter and steps in sheep droppings] Shit.
Ethan Hunt: Yes it is
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Alternate Versions

The DVD Version contains an alternate title sequence See more »

Connections

Referenced in Top Gear Australia: Episode #2.3 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Take a Look Around (Theme from
M:I-2")"
by Lalo Schifrin & Fred Durst
(Original Theme from "Mission: Impossible" by Lalo Schifrin
Performed & produced by Limp Bizkit
Limp Bizkit performs courtesy of Flip/Interscope Records
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Tries hard but doesn't live up to MI1.
8 November 2000 | by =G=See all my reviews

"MI2" gets off to a good start, lags in the middle with weak story and character development, and turns into a muddled mess of gratuitous action in the end. With big budget, big names, and John Woo going for it, "MI2" delivers solid entertainment but falls short of expectations. The film fails to make the emotional connection between audience and characters and apparently tries to compensate with an overdose of action. The result is a numbing experience and a yawn provoking ending as good triumphs over evil.


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