Mission: Impossible (1996)
Director: Brian De Palma
Writers: David Kemp, Robert Towne, Steven Zaillian, Bruce Geller
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave / Ingeborg Duckonette / Valentina Jacuña / Marek Wasut / Nathan Osgood / John McLaughlin / Rolf Saxon / Karel Do Bray / Andres Weisniewski / Gaston Subert / Rico Ross / Bob Friend / Annabelle Mullin / Garrick Hagan / Jirina Trebická / Sam Douglas / Olega Fey Doro/ David Schneider/ Helen Lindsay/ Randall Paul/ Michael Rogers/ Laura Brooke/ Melissa Natchbull/ Jan Karamitru/ Dale Day/ Marcel Jules / Keith Campbell / Emilio Estevez / Harry Friedel / John Knoll / …
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Region: United States
Languages: English / Czech / Ukrainian / French
Released: 1996-05-22 (USA)
Series:  Mission Impossible
Runtime: 110 minutes
Also known as: Special Agents (Hong Kong) / Mission Impossible (Taiwan) / M:I
Rating: IMDB 7.1 / Rotten Tomatoes 66%
The CIA obtained information that a traitor had appeared among their agents and was planning to sell the list of agents assigned by the CIA in Eastern Europe to foreign spy organizations. Under the planning of Agent Chief Jim (Jon Voight), Ethan (Tom Cruise) lived with a group of agents who rushed to the place of their trade.
Unexpectedly, when they arrived as planned, they were caught in an ambush, and all the members of the group were killed except Ethan and Jim’s wife Claire. At this time, Ethan’s account was over $120,000 for no reason. Ethan became the biggest suspect of the inner ghost.
In desperation, Ethan had no choice but to break into Longtan and Tiger’s lair alone to find out the traitor who betrayed them. After he got in touch with Max, the linker of the foreign spy organization, he agreed to help Max steal the CIA’s spy list in exchange for the name of the CIA’s ghost.
Mission: Impossible is a 1996 American action spy film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, and Emmanuelle Béart. The film is based on the popular television series of the same name and follows the story of Ethan Hunt, an agent of the IMF (Impossible Mission Force) who is framed for the murder of his team during a mission gone wrong.
As Hunt attempts to clear his name and uncover the true culprit behind the betrayal, he enlists the help of a small team of skilled agents and goes on a dangerous mission to retrieve a top-secret list of undercover agents before it falls into the wrong hands.
Mission: Impossible was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $450 million worldwide and earning praise for its stylish direction, thrilling action sequences, and iconic score by composer Danny Elfman. The film has since spawned a successful franchise, with six sequels released to date and a seventh in production.
Overall, Mission: Impossible remains a beloved and influential entry in the action spy genre, known for its slick visuals, intense action scenes, and Tom Cruise’s charismatic performance as Ethan Hunt.