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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

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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.


Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), Christopher McQuarrie (story) | 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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Did You Know?


This movie was released the same year as several other spy and secret agent movies. The movies include Spy (2015) (a Bond spoof); Spectre (2015); Sicario (2015); Survivor (2015) starring Pierce Brosnan; Black Mass (2015) (F.B.I.); Mortdecai (2015) (has an MI5 Agent lead character); Queen of the Desert (2015) (central character was a World War I attaché to the British Secret Service); the Bondian Furious 7 (2015); Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015); Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies (2015) (a cold war espionage thriller); The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) (Ian Fleming was an original co-Creator), MI-5 (2015) a.k.a. "MI-5"; and even Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) (a Bondesque homage), a 2014 film, but which was mostly widely theatrically released in 2015. See more »


At the beginning of Turandot, the singer who does the "Mandarin" should start singing in bar 12. However, in the film he starts already in bar 5. In the next bar it is obvious that the orchestra is playing bar 6 while the singer is singing bar 13. See more »


[first lines]
William Brandt: Benji? Benji, are you there?
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 2 August 2015 (2015) See more »


The Plot
(from Mission: Impossible (1966) TV Series)
Written by Lalo Schifrin
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User Reviews

A good action flick. Not the worst entry in the series.
18 November 2015 | by kdavies-69347See all my reviews

I officially watched all of these films back to back (yes, I have no life) to get a feel for the overall Mission Impossible story-line. I actually enjoyed this one much more than a few of the other entries in the series.

In terms of action, it's packed right from the get go! The stunts that they used in this film are unbelievable. Of course everyone was talking about the opening scene with the aircraft that was used in the trailer, but it doesn't end there. That's literally just the beginning. So if action is what you want, that's what you'll get. It could have benefited from less CGI in the driving sequences, but they're fun to watch (II and III are much worse by comparison).

The plot line by itself is a bit convoluted, as they were trying to emphasize the spy vs spy story-line that can be expected from every Mission Impossible film. The dialogue is also fairly complex to follow, which makes the storyline even harder to follow. The 'doublespeak' they used was pretty confusing to say the least, which has become the trend in most politically themed films. It doesn't ruin the film, but you don't watch something like this for the story. It kinda feels like they were going for a plot twist moment in every block of dialogue, which just ruins a storyline for me.

And of course there is Tom Cruise. The seminal character that links all of these films together. He does a good job of maintaining the character of Ethan Hunt throughout the series, but in this entry into the series, this his him at his most over-the-top. Tom Cruise did some pretty great action sequences, and it paid off. I won't say anything negative about the actor himself, but I respect his stunt performances, driving ability, and what he brought into this film as an actor. Simon Pegg had some fairly decent dramatic moments, (and he even has a fight sequence!!!). Most of the previous characters from the other Mission films return to bring a sense of unity to the series.

So if you're looking for some pretty amazing action, check it out. If you want an incredible spy film, this isn't it.


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Release Date:

31 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

M:I 5 See more »

Filming Locations:

Staatsoper, Vienna, Austria See more »


Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,520,089, 2 August 2015

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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