Ethan and his team take on their most impossible mission yet when they have to eradicate an international rogue organization as highly skilled as they are and committed to destroying the IMF.


Bruce Geller (based on the television series created by), Christopher McQuarrie (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Ethan Hunt
Jeremy Renner ... William Brandt
Simon Pegg ... Benji Dunn
Rebecca Ferguson ... Ilsa Faust
Ving Rhames ... Luther Stickell
Sean Harris ... Lane
Simon McBurney ... Atlee
Jingchu Zhang ... Lauren
Tom Hollander ... Prime Minister
Jens Hultén ... Janik Vinter
Alec Baldwin ... Alan Hunley
Mateo Rufino ... A400 Pilot
Fernando Abadie ... A400 Pilot
Alec Utgoff ... A400 Crewman
Hermione Corfield ... Record Shop Girl


CIA chief Hunley (Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), of which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is a key member. Hunley argues that the IMF is too reckless. Now on his own, Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate.

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Desperate Times. Desperate Measures. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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The A400M scenes were shot at RAF Wittering in the UK. See more »


When entering the building with the cooling system, Ethan breaks a glass window with a vibration or sound device. In the close-up before, metal wires for reinforcement are visible in the glass, which also creates the checkerboard pattern. This wire is not destructible in that way. See more »


[first lines]
William Brandt: Benji? Benji, are you there?
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Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Low-key the weirdest MI movie simply because of the dialogue and the fact that Ethan Hunt goes completely insane.
15 September 2020 | by mahmusSee all my reviews

I love how it builds upon the event of the previous one and introduces a lot personal stakes for the team, especially with the character of Benji towards the end. Simon Pegg was great comic relief in Ghost Protocol, but here he's the heart and soul of the movie (God I love Benji!).

Rebecca Ferguson is also great, though I will admit it was very frustrating how despite the fact that she kept betraying everyone, Lane just kept giving her more chances. You'd think he'd just kill her by now.

Speaking of Lane, I like him. He's no Philip Seymour Hoffman, but Sean Harris is still one of the most interesting MI villains if solely for the choices he makes with his performance.

Not much else say other than it's a badass action movie and probably the entry where I most care about the story. Not as slickly directed or well paced as the previous one, but it makes up for it. Boy does it make up for it.

Also, the opera scene. Just... the opera scene. Wow.

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Release Date:

31 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Staatsoper, Vienna, Austria See more »


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$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,520,089, 2 August 2015

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