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Mission: Impossible [1996] (1 disc)

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Director:Brian de Palma
Writer:David Koepp
Robert Towne
Composer:Danny Elfman
Length:110 minutes
(1 hour 50 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Independence Day
Sorting Category:Action
IMDB Rating:6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:59%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Mystery
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Synopsis: Ethan Hunt is suspected of being a mole and turn-coat.


Reaction: This movie is okay, but it seems to have been a story just created around some cool action pieces they had in mind.


Personal Rating: 7/10

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Brian de Palma => Director
David Koepp => Writer
Robert Towne => Writer
Danny Elfman => Composer
Dale Dye => Frank Barnes
Emilio Estevez => Jack Harmon
Emmanuelle Béart => Claire Phelps (as Emmanuelle Beart)
Henry Czerny => Eugene Kittridge
Jean Reno => Franz Krieger
Jon Voight => Jim Phelps
Karel Dobrý => Matthias
Kristin Scott Thomas => Sarah Davies (as Kristin Scott-Thomas)
Tom Cruise => Ethan Hunt
Vanessa Redgrave => Max
Ving Rhames => Luther Stickell

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Diehard fans of the original TV series were upset by the treatment of the Jim Phelps character in this film, and by the decision to turn much of the focus onto one character.
  • While filming the famous scene where Tom Cruise drops from the ceiling and hovers inches above the ground, Cruise's head kept hitting the floor until he got the idea to put coins in his shoes for balance.
  • Emilio Estevez was cast in the role of Jack Harmon to create a sense of shock in the audience when he died early in the film. The film makers felt that casting a well-known actor in the role would increase the impact of Jack Harmon's death.