Mission: Impossible (movie)

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Mission: Impossible
Directed byBrian De Palma
Screenplay by
Story by
Based onMission: Impossible
by Bruce Geller
Produced by
CinematographyStephen H. Burum
Edited byPaul Hirsch
Music byDanny Elfman
Distributed byParamount Pictures[1]
Release date
  • May 22, 1996 (1996-05-22)
Running time
110 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Budget$80 million[3]
Box office$457.7 million[3]

Mission: Impossible is a 1996 American action spy movie starring Tom Cruise and directed by Brian De Palma. Set after the 1966 television series of the same name and its 1988 sequel series (canonically set six years later after the latter), it is the first installment of the Mission: Impossible movie series. It is set in London, Prague and Virginia.

Mission: Impossible was released in the United States by Paramount Pictures on May 22, 1996. The movie was successful and it led to a long-running movie series, starting with Mission: Impossible II (2000), followed by Mission: Impossible III (2006), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018), Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (2023) and Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two (2024).

Cast[change | change source]

Additional cast members include Karel Dobrý and Andreas Wisniewski as Max's henchmen, Annabel Mullion as an IMF agent posing as the flight attendant on Ethan's plane, Olegar Fedoro as an IMF agent during the Kyiv sequence, and Morgan Deare as Ethan's uncle Donald Hunt.

Reception[change | change source]

On Rotten Tomatoes, 66% of 65 reviews are positive. The average rating is 6.10/10.[4] On Metacritic, the movie has a score of 59 out of 100 based on 29 critic reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mission: Impossible". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on January 24, 2019. Retrieved July 22, 2023.
  2. "MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (PG)". British Board of Film Classification. April 27, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Mission: Impossible (1996)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  4. "Mission: Impossible". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 22, 2023.
  5. "Mission: Impossible". Metacritic. Retrieved July 22, 2023.

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