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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 fiancée in response.

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J.J. Abrams
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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 deadly. 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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The Mission Begins 05:05:06


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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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This film stars Tom Cruise and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Tom Cruise starred in a previous film Rain Man (1988), which also used an actor with the last name of Hoffman (Dustin Hoffman), and who also played a major role in the film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 56 mins) After they kidnap Davian, Ethan closes the lid of the drain. In the next shot when they are in the sewer, some light is coming from above. If the lid has been closed how can the light come from above? 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 Aeronautica Militare Caserta, Cesare Salomone security Mr. Cruise See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #4.11 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18 No. 4
by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Ludwig von Beethoven)
Performed by Kodaly Quartet
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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A HUGE improvement over #2
5 July 2007 | by shiftyeyeddogSee all my reviews

Not bad at all. After the John Woo craptastic crapfest that was MI2, Lost creator JJ Abrams takes over and makes a flick that is at least as good as the first one, possibly better in some respects. Some real surprises early in the flick start things off fast, and it keeps up the pace pretty well from there on. Sure, it's mostly same-old same-old, but it was fun and action-packed. Phillip Seymour Hoffman was fine as a villain, but was really not even in the movie that much. Tom Cruise was just Tom Cruise as usual, but for two hours I was able to forget about all his offscreen stupidity. You know what this really felt like? 24: The Movie. ...which they are apparently going to make. It should end up being much like MI3, and I think that'd be just fine.


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Release Date:

5 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

M:i:III 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

Gross USA:

$134,029,801

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$398,479,497
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2.35 : 1
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