Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.


Bruce Geller (based on the television series created by), Christopher McQuarrie
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Ethan Hunt
Henry Cavill ... August Walker
Ving Rhames ... Luther Stickell
Simon Pegg ... Benji Dunn
Rebecca Ferguson ... Ilsa Faust
Sean Harris ... Solomon Lane
Angela Bassett ... Erika Sloane
Vanessa Kirby ... The White Widow
Michelle Monaghan ... Julia
Wes Bentley ... Erik
Frederick Schmidt ... Zola
Alec Baldwin ... Alan Hunley
Liang Yang ... Lark Decoy
Kristoffer Joner ... Nils Debruuk
Wolf Blitzer ... Wolf Blitzer


Two years after Ethan Hunt had successfully captured Solomon Lane, the remnants of the Syndicate have reformed into another organization called the Apostles. Under the leadership of a mysterious fundamentalist known only as John Lark, the organization is planning on acquiring three plutonium cores. Ethan and his team are sent to Berlin to intercept them, but the mission fails when Ethan saves Luther and the Apostles escape with the plutonium. With CIA agent August Walker joining the team, Ethan and his allies must now find the plutonium cores before it's too late. Written by Anonymous

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Some missions are not a choice.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


This is Michelle Monaghan's third appearance in a "Mission: Impossible" film. She first appeared in Mission: Impossible III (2006) and returned in an uncredited cameo in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011). She was absent from Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015). See more »


While the specifications for the bomb were being revealed, an explosive yield of five megatons was mentioned. This would be impossible since a Plutonium core alone would only be capable of a fission reaction measured in kilotons of TNT. A second or even third stage involving a fusion reaction would be necessary to achieve an explosive yield in the multi-megaton range. This would require fuels such as lithium-6 deuteride and tritium and a much more complex design than what was shown in the movie. See more »


[first lines]
Solomon Lane: Do you, Ethan Hunt, take Julia as your lawful wedded wife?
Ethan Hunt: I do.
Solomon Lane: To have, to hold, to love, cherish, honor, and protect?
Ethan Hunt: I do.
Solomon Lane: To shield from terrors known and unknown, to lie, to deceive...
Ethan Hunt: [confused] What?
Solomon Lane: lead a double life, to fail to prevent her abduction, erase her identity, force her into hiding, take away all she has known...
Ethan Hunt: [turns to the priest] Stop.
Solomon Lane: a selfish, futile, fleeting attempt...
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Alternate Versions

In India, the film has been certified UA (12+) by the Indian Censor Board with references to Kashmir being chopped off, resulting in some abrupt edits. See more »


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A lot more than simply an action movie
11 January 2021 | by lucasespindola-91322See all my reviews

Another great entry in this epic franchise but, this time, with something different. Sure, the MI formula is still there, but there are so many characters, locations and interests that, somehow, all add up to a very simple plot. This should be a complex movie, but it never feels like that. It is always clear what is happening, who is doing what and why. When something feels odd, it is because it is. Maybe it is simply a side effect of having so much baggage or maybe it is intentional, but it is a clear characteristic throughout the movie. Cavill's acting can appear poor, but, at the same time, it seems like that is his character. Even the addition of another huge star can't shift the focus from Cruise, who completely dominates the screen, leaving gaps only to be perfectly filled by his co-stars. The action is, as always, insane. Not much to be said about it, just MI level of epic. It is one of the best action movies of the decade and certainly of 2018.

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Release Date:

27 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mission: Impossible VI See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »


Box Office


$178,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,236,534, 29 July 2018

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2.39 : 1
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