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Mission: Impossible III (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  5 May 2006 (USA)
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Agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fianceé in response .


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Super-spy Ethan Hunt has retired from active duty to train new IMF agents. But he is called back into action to confront the toughest villain he's ever faced - Owen Davian, an international weapons and information provider with no remorse and no conscience. Hunt assembles his team: his old friend Luther Strickell, transportation expert Declan, and background operative Zhen. They are to rescue one of his very own trainees, Lindsey who was kidnapped while on a surveillance detail of Davian. It soon becomes evident that Davian is well-protected, well-connected, and downright malicious. This forces Hunt to extend his journey back into the field in order to rescue his wife, Julia, and uncover IMF double agents in the process. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of frenetic violence and menace, disturbing images and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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5 May 2006 (USA)  »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,378,013 (UK) (5 May 2006)


$133,382,309 (USA) (14 July 2006)

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At one point, Ricky Gervais was cast in the film as an ally to Ethan Hunt. But due to various production and casting changes, Gervais had to pull out of the film and was replaced by Simon Pegg. See more »


(at around 1h 7 mins) After Ethan shoots down the jet on the bridge, it is seen blowing up and the helicopter swings away. A few seconds later, the helicopter is back to its normal position as if it never occurred. See more »


[first lines]
Owen Davian: [to Ethan] We put an explosive charge in your head. Does that sound familiar?
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Special thanks Aeronautica Militare Caserta, Cesare Salomone security Mr. Cruise See more »


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Come into My Life
Written & Performed by Jimmy Cliff
Courtesy of A&M Records & Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Ethan Hunt is back. Getting involved with some girl - but should he marry her in his line of work?
2 May 2006 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I personally did not have to much expectations to this one. Thought it would be just like number 1 and 2. But I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it at a press viewing in Oslo today. The film is actually really good. The story stronger than before, and they play nicely on feelings this time.

There is also plenty of action :) All in all i would give this 8 out of 10. I personally think there is some really good acting in this one. We have Philip Seymour Hoffman as the bad guy, perfect role for him. Others worth mentioning is Jonathan Rhys Meyers. I recently saw an other movie with him - Match Point - and I must say like this actor.

Tom Cruise is very mainstream as always. But I think this has got be one of his better roles the last years. I did not think he preformed well in for example War of the Worlds. But in this one here he does a much better job :)

So run to the cinemas and see it :)

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