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Mission: Impossible III (2006)

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IMF Agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fiancee in response.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Ethan Hunt
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Owen Davian
Ving Rhames ... Luther
Billy Crudup ... Musgrave
Michelle Monaghan ... Julia
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Declan
Keri Russell ... Lindsey Farris
Maggie Q ... Zhen
Simon Pegg ... Benji
Eddie Marsan ... Brownway
Laurence Fishburne ... Theodore Brassel
Bahar Soomekh ... Davian's Translator
Jeff Chase ... Davian's Bodyguard
Michael Berry Jr. ... Julia's Kidnapper
Carla Gallo ... Beth
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Storyline

A man named Owen Davian kills an IMF agent that was sent undercover by the legendary Ethan Hunt, who has retired from combat missions. Hunt now has a fiancé, Julia, who believes that he works for the traffic department when he really trains younger IMF agents to go into combat. He is assigned to his last mission. His mission, should he choose to accept it is to capture Davian, who is selling a toxic weapon called the rabbits foot. But Davian is reckless, cruel, and deathly. He promises Hunt that he will find Julia, hurt her, and Ethan will be too dead to help her. The mission is no more different to others, its dangerous, smart, and impossible; but now it's personal.

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of frenetic violence and menace, disturbing images and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Paramount [United States]

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Release Date:

5 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heyday See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Springs, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,743,273, 7 May 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$134,029,801

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$397,850,012
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Cruise allegedly threatened to cancel publicity for the film, if Comedy Central rebroadcasted the South Park episode ''Trapped in the Closet'' (a.k.a. Scientology episode) that satirizes Scientology, and mocks Cruise's sexuality. Comedy Central is owned by Viacom, which is the parent company of Paramount Pictures, and Mission: Impossible III was distributed by them. The episode was indeed pulled off the air. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park, said they were called (by Comedy Central) and told that the episode would be pulled off the air, and they were also told not to say anything to anybody about it. See more »

Goofs

(at around 41 mins) The shot of St. Peter's Basilica when Ethan is on the wall made it look like there are no trees inside the grounds of the Vatican. The actual view of St. Peter's Basilica from wall of the Vatican Gardens includes many umbrella pine trees. The shot also made St. Peter's Basilica look further away from the back wall of the Vatican than it actually is. See more »

Quotes

[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: The Hanso Foundation. See more »

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Referenced in Face Off: Scene of the Crime (2012) See more »

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Written & Performed by J.J. Abrams
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great action!!
11 May 2006 | by DouglasK919See all my reviews

Overall I thought this movie was great. I went to it expecting it to be a good action flick. One with good fight scenes and explosions and got just that. The story line could have used a little work, but this blew the 2nd installment out of the water. This movie was definitely needed to revamp the Mission Impossible series. I was kind of hoping for a few more lines from Phillip Seymour Hoffman, but he still played an excellent villain.

As far as story line goes...I'd rate the trilogy this way. 1st movie, 3rd movie, and then dead last is the 2nd.

As far as action...I'd rate this 3rd installment as the best! If you are looking for an entertaining movie this will definitely grasp it. Enjoy!


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