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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

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The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.

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Brad Bird

Writers:

Bruce Geller (television series "Mission: Impossible"), Josh Appelbaum | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Ethan Hunt
Paula Patton ... Jane
Simon Pegg ... Benji
Jeremy Renner ... Brandt
Michael Nyqvist ... Hendricks
Vladimir Mashkov ... Sidorov
Samuli Edelmann ... Wistrom
Ivan Shvedoff ... Leonid Lisenker
Anil Kapoor ... Brij Nath
Léa Seydoux ... Sabine Moreau
Josh Holloway ... Hanaway
Pavel Kríz ... Marek Stefanski
Miraj Grbic ... Bogdan
Ilia Volok ... The Fog
Goran Navojec ... Burly Russian Prisoner
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Storyline

In the fourth installment of the Mission Impossible series, Ethan Hunt and a new team race against time to track down Hendricks, a dangerous terrorist who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt by the team to stop him at the Kremlin ends in a disaster, with an explosion causing severe damage to the Kremlin and the IMF being implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to invoke Ghost Protocol, under which the IMF is disavowed, and will be offered no help or backup in any form. Undaunted, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks to Dubai, and from there to Mumbai, but several spectacular action sequences later, they might still be too late to stop a disaster. Written by shreesha bhat

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No Plan. No Backup. No Choice.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

After the Kremlin explodes, Ethan is taken to the hospital where he eventually takes a paper clip off a stack of papers to pick the handcuffs he is in. After he escapes, Anatoly inspects the bed where Ethan was and a brief shot is shown of the paperclip twisted up in the keyhole of one pair of the handcuffs. This is accurate to real life. Paperclips can actually be used to bypass handcuff locks. See more »

Goofs

(at around 59 mins) At the end of the climbing the tower scene, Ethan Hunt securely places his hand in order to provide leverage to kick in the window. As the view rotates between outside and in, his hand moves from on top of the crack to above it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Russian Prisoner: [in Russian, to Burly Russian Prisoner] Hey, how did you open your cell door?
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Crazy Credits

Much like the first 'Mission: Impossible' movie, the opening credits to this film contain major plot points to the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

American broadcast TV replaces Ethan's response to Brandt's "Your line's too short," ("No s***!") with an alternate take ("Yeah, I know!") See more »


Soundtracks

Ain't That a Kick in the Head
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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The Best of the Mission Impossible Franchise
16 October 2017 | by Instant_PalmerSee all my reviews

This MI production is well executed in every regard - A top cast of talented actors, direction and editing that earn a B+, and a plot and a list of film locations that are as interesting as any in the best Bond films.

The only thing preventing a 9 rating are a handful of scenes that could have been cut down for the sake of keeping the overall snappy pace intact...10 minutes shorter and this film would rate a 9 (A-).

Great fun and edge of your seat moments are dispensed throughout the film - if in-need of a MI, Bond, or Jason Bourne fix, I highly recommend MI Ghost Protocol and a bowl of popcorn.


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Language:

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Release Date:

21 December 2011 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,785,204, 18 December 2011

Gross USA:

$209,397,903

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$694,713,380
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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