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Mission: Impossible-2 (M:I-2) [2000] (1 disc)

Director:John Woo
Writer:Robert Towne
Composer:Hans Zimmer
Length:123 minutes
(2 hours 3 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Independence Day
Sorting Category:Action
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IMDB Rating:5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:57%
Amazon Rating:3.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".

Reaction: Some feel the movie relies a bit too heavily on one specific trick, but I find this one more cohesive a story than the previous outing and I quite enjoy it.

Personal Rating: 8/10

John Woo => Director
Robert Towne => Writer
Hans Zimmer => Composer
Brannon Braga => Story
Ronald D. Moore => Story
Anthony Hopkins => Mission Commander Swanbeck
Brendan Gleeson => John C. McCloy
Christian Manon => Dr. Gradsky
Dominic Purcell => Ulrich
Dougray Scott => Sean Ambrose
John Polson => Billy Baird
Rade Serbedzija => Dr. Nekhorvich
Richard Roxburgh => Hugh Stamp
Thandiwe Newton => Nyah Nordoff-Hall
Tom Cruise => Ethan Hunt
Ving Rhames => Luther Stickell
William Mapother => Wallis

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Nicole Kidman, at the time Tom Cruise's wife, suggested Thandiwe Newton as the love interest for Ethan Hunt. She was cast before the script was written.
  • The famous rock climbing sequence was filmed at Dead Horse Point in Utah. Tom Cruise was on cables which were then digitally removed. [?] Ron Kauk was the climbing double and the overhang stunt was performed by main stunt double, Keith Campbell. John Woo was so scared each time but "Tom insisted on doing it".
  • For the 'knife-in-the-eye' scene, Tom Cruise insisted that a real knife be used, and that it stop exactly quarter inch from his eyeball, instead of somewhere vaguely near his eye, as John Woo suggested.
  • Dougray Scott was originally slated to play Wolverine in X-Men, but had to pull out when M:I2 shooting went overtime.
  • The part of Mission Commander Swanbeck was originally offered to Ian McKellen. He was not able to accept the role, due to a prior theatre engagement in London.
  • Anthony Hopkins' character becomes the first person in any Mission Impossible episode or movie to actually use the phrase "mission: impossible". Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga also wrote the screenplay for Star Trek: First Contact which featured the first use in dialogue of the phrase [Star Trek].
  • Luther Stickell's line "It's that simple, huh?" after hearing Ethan Hunt's explanation of what he thinks "Chimera" is was a joke about Mission: Impossible, which was widely criticized for having an overly complicated plot.