Mission Impossible 1

Directed By: Brian De Palma Starring: Tom Cruise Jon Voight

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Tom Cruise ignites the screen in this runaway smash hit that "holds you on the edge of your seat before blasting you out of it" (Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times). Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt, a secret agent framed for the deaths of his espionage team. Fleeing from government assassins, breaking into the CIA's most impenetrable vault, clinging to the roof of a speeding bullet train, Hunt races like a burning fuse to stay one step ahead of his pursuers...and draw one step closer to discovering the shocking truth.


Studio Paramount
SKU 202294181
UPC 097360420449
UPC 14 00097360420449
Format DVD
Release Date 8/17/2010
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Tom Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt, leader of a crack squad of intelligence operatives, in this labyrinthine action-thriller based on the hit 1960s-'70s television series. When a dangerous mission in Prague goes inexplicably wrong, Hunt finds himself out in the cold. A mole has infiltrated the CIA, and suspicions are that it's Hunt. His only chance: Find out who the real mole is and turn the tables. The plan takes him on an incredibly suspenseful infiltration of CIA security, leading to a spectacular chunnel climax that would make Hitchcock proud. Thanks to crisp, inventive direction from Brian De Palma and Danny Elfman's dynamite electronica score (including a catchy update of the original Lalo Schifrin theme), this mission is great fun. The talented roster of stars backing Cruise includes Ving Rhames, Vanessa Redgrave, John Voight, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Jean Reno. A witty script by Robert Towne (CHINATOWN, SHAMPOO) and David Koepp keeps the ball rolling in unexpected directions, with the paranoia always set to high. A box-office record-setter during its original release, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE led to a well-deserved sequel, also with Cruise and Rhames.
Plot Summary
Summary The Impossible Mission Force is called into action and then into question in this thriller based on the hit television series. Big-budget special effects and action sequences propel the complex story, as does the unmistakable musical score.
Sight and Sound "...MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE is an explosion of pleasures..." 07/01/1996 p.46-8
USA Today "...Stylish, brisk..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 05/22/1996 p.1D
Entertainment Weekly "...A Rubik's cube that keeps on twisting..." -- Rating: B 06/07/1996 p.44
Variety "...Cruise tackles the action genre even more convincingly than he did in TOP GUN....And he looks great, too..." 05/20/1996
New York Times "...A sleek, whooshingly entertaining update of the vintage television series....MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE catapults you into the wildest movie ride of the year..." 05/22/1996 p.C13
Los Angeles Times "...MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE has lots going for it -- a charismatic star in Tom Cruise, Brian De Palma's sleek, elegant direction, a first-rate cast, a superb suspense sequence, lots of action capped by a breathtaking stunt at the climax..." 05/21/1996 p.F1
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Jacking his own paranoid angst into this slicked-up spy thriller, Brian De Palma maxes suspense and style to cut the template for post-Bond techno-blockbusters." 07/01/2006 p.127
Brian De Palma
Tom Cruise
Jon Voight
Cast & Crew
Vanessa Redgrave - Star
Tom Cruise - Star
Jon Voight - Star
Kristin Scott Thomas - Star
Jean Reno - Star
Ving Rhames - Star
Emmanuelle Beart - Star
Henry Czerny - Star
Danny Elfman - Composer
Robert Towne - Screenwriter
Steven Zaillian - Screenwriter
Rob Bottin - Special Makeup Effects
Paul Hirsch - Editor
Tom Cruise - Producer
David Koepp - Screenwriter
Stephen H. Burum - Director of Photography
Norman Reynolds - Production Designer
Paula Wagner - Producer
Brian De Palma - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
Catalog ID 04204
UPC 00097360420449
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 110 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Product Attributes
Actor Cruise,Tom
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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