Jim Phelps (Peter Graves) is the head of a super-secret government agency, the I.M.F. (Impossible Missions Force), and is often given secret anonymous covert missions to attempt. Quite often, they are unmasking criminals or rescuing hostages. He picks his team depending on which tasks need to be done.
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Mission: Impossible is a series of American action spy films both based on and a follow-on from the television series of the same name created by Bruce Geller. The series is mainly produced by and stars Tom Cruise, whose character is Ethan Hunt, an agent of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF).
- Total (6 films):, $3.570 billion
- Total (6 films):, $828 million
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May 22, 1996 · Based on the hit television series. Jim Phelps (Jon Voight) was sent to Prague for a mission to prevent the theft of classified material. His wife Claire (Emmanuelle Béart) and his trusted partner Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) were members of Phelps' team.
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Mission Impossible S1 E1 Pilot IMF team leader Dan Briggs assembles his team for the first time. His team includes a master of disguise, a femme fatale, an electronics whiz, an incredibly strong man and a safecracker.
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The Mission: Impossible films are teeming with handy gadgets, from the famous masks and voice-changers to gloves that let you scale a Dubai skyscraper.
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Mission: Impossible Theatrical release poster Directed byBrian De Palma Produced by Tom Cruise Paula Wagner Screenplay by David Koepp Robert Towne Story by David Koepp Steven Zaillian Based onMission: Impossible by Bruce Geller Starring Tom Cruise Jon Voight Henry Czerny Emmanuelle Béart Jean Reno Ving Rhames Kristin Scott Thomas Vanessa Redgrave Emilio Estevez Music byDanny Elfman CinematographyStephen H. Burum Edited byPaul Hirsch Production company Cruise/Wagner Productions Distributed...
Jim Phelps and his latest Impossible Missions Force team, who had just finished a mission in Kyiv, are dispatched to stop the theft of the CIA non-official cover list from the American embassy in Prague by rogue agent Alexander Golitsyn. However, the mission unexpectedly fails: the list is stolen, Phelps is shot, his wife Claire and another agent die in a car bombing, and the rest of the team, including Golitsyn, are eliminated by unknown assassins and supposed tech malfunctions, with Ethan Hunt
Paramount Pictures owned the rights to the television series and had tried for years to make a film version but had failed to come up with a viable treatment. Tom Cruise had been a fan of the show since he was young and thought that it would be a good idea for a film. The actor c
The film uses Lalo Schifrin's original "Theme from Mission: Impossible". Alan Silvestri was originally hired to write the film's score, but his music was rejected and replaced with a new score by composer Danny Elfman. According to some sources, Silvestri had written and recorded
Apple Computer had a $15 million promotion linked to the film that included a game, print ads and television spot featuring scenes from the TV show turned into the feature film; dealer and in-theater promos; and a placement of Apple personal computers in the film. This was an attempt on Apple's part to improve their image after posting a $740 million loss in its fiscal second quarter.
Several cast members of the original television series that ran from 1966–73, reacted negatively to the film. Actor Greg Morris, who portrayed Barney Collier in the original television series, was reportedly disgusted with the film's treatment of the Phelps character, and ...
Mission: Impossible opened on May 22, 1996 in a then-record 3,012 theaters, becoming the first film to be released to over 3,000 theaters in the United States, and broke the record for a film opening on Wednesday with US$11.8 million, beating the $11.7 million Terminator 2: Judgm
Mission: Impossible received mainly positive reviews from critics. The film has a 64% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 58 reviews, with an average rating of 6/10, with the critical consensus reading, "Full of special effects, Brian De Palma’s update of Mission ...
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