|Source of story
||The TV series scripted by Bruce Geller.
||David Koepp, Robert Towne
||David Koepp, Steven Zaillian
||Brian De Palma
||Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Beart, Henry Czerny, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristen Scott Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave
||Ethan Hunt is the sole survivor of a failed mission in Prague and must go on the run because he is thought to be a mole. He engages in a complex series of operations, involving his handlers, the CIA secure facilities and a dealer in international secrets, in order to expose the real traitor.
||Some impressive set pieces including the well known and often copied hanging from a wire scenario. And also a spectacular helicopter chase into the channel tunnel. Elsewhere a bit of Prague and some London street scenes. No nudity, sex or any other fun.
||The film turns the whole Mission Impossible idea on its head and so was not liked by the fans of the TV series, but the theme is still great. I first saw it on a bus in Mexico and it might have made more sense in Spanish. It is 21 this year, and we have come to expect just a little more from action films, so if you have a choice watch one of the later offerings.