|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 13 copies|
After he is framed for the death of several colleagues and falsely branded a traitor, a secret agent embarks on a daring scheme to clear his name in this spy adventure. Though it drew its name from the familiar television series, director Brian DePalma's big-budget adaptation shares little more with the original show than the occasional self-destructing message and the name of team leader Jim Phelps (Jon Voight). The film focuses not on Phelps but his protégé, Ethan Hunt (a reserved Tom Cruise), who becomes a fugitive after taking the blame for a botched operation. He responds by banding together with a group of fellow renegades, and he is soon maneuvering his way through a twisted series of double crosses that mainly serve as excuses for spectacular high-tech action sequences. Much of the activity revolves around a missing computer disk, with the film's most famous scene depicting Hunt's delicate efforts to retrieve the disk from a secure, well-alarmed room in CIA headquarters. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Hollywood, CA :Paramount Pictures,1998
|Other Titles|| Mission: impossible (Television program : 1966-1973)
De Palma, Brian.
Cruise, Tom, 1962-
Voight, Jon, 1938-
Redgrave, Vanessa, 1937-
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Beart, Vanessa Redgrave.
English, French. Subtitles: Spanish.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Based on the television series.
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.