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Mission: Impossible II (2000)

I.M.F. Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is sent to Sydney, Australia 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.

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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

Gross USA:

$215,409,889

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$546,388,105
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Production was delayed because Tom Cruise was shooting Eyes Wide Shut (1999) with Stanley Kubrick for over a year. See more »

Goofs

The triumph motorcycles on film are 3 cylinder and have a totally different sound to what was heard (a 4 cylinder sound was heard). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Nekhorvich: Well, I've heard...
[takes off mask of Dr. Nekhorvich to reveal Ethan]
Ethan Hunt: ...all I need to hear.
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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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Soundtracks

Karma
Written by Tomas Costanza
Performed by Diffuser
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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User Reviews

 
If only those from the end pigeons would have pecked out my eyes!
27 May 2001 | by giantcowofdoomSee all my reviews

No matter how you feel about Jim Carry you should thank him for making the Grinch, because up until that came out M:I2 had been the highest grossing movie of 2000. Which would have been quite awful way to begin the new millennium. Or end the last one, depending on how annoying you are about that issue. Do not see this movie even if Tom Cruise rings your doorbell and threatens to wave his long hair in slow motion as he did so often in film if you don't view it. It has absolutely no redeeming qualities about it at all. The tape inside the film's video cassette is to thick to use as dental floss, To long to work as a belt. Also This movie is not only awful, it is a total knock off of Notorious by the incredible director Alfred Hitchcock. The following parts of Notorious were completely stolen and screwed up by Tom: Cary Grant and Ingrid meeting at the race track and her boy friend becoming suspicious of them. Cary seducing Bergman and then using her in his spy work. Ingrid having to go under cover and marry the bad guy, who is in love with her. Tom, if your going to make a movie that sucks, please don't try and tarnish a perfectly good Hitchcock in the process.


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