Mission: Impossible 2 (also stylized as Mission: Impossible II and abbreviated as M:I-2) is a 2000 American action spy film directed by John Woo and starring Tom Cruise, who also served as the film’s producer. It is the second installment in the Mission: Impossiblefilm series. In the film, Ethan Hunt is recruited by the Impossible Missions Force (IMF) to find and destroy a dangerous biological weapon called “Chimera” from a rogue IMF agent named Sean Ambrose with the help of his new girlfriend, Nyah Nordoff-Hall.

Mission: Impossible 2 was released in theaters worldwide on May 24, 2000. It grossed more than $546.4 million worldwide, becoming the highest grossing film of 2000. But the critical response was mixed; praise was directed at Tom Cruise’s performance and the action sequences, but the plot and dialogue were criticized.


Directed by John Woo
Produced by
  • Tom Cruise
  • Paula Wagner
Screenplay by Robert Towne
Story by
  • Ronald D. Moore
  • Brannon Braga
Based on Mission: Impossible
by Bruce Geller
  • Tom Cruise
  • Dougray Scott
  • Thandie Newton
  • Richard Roxburgh
  • John Polson
  • Brendan Gleeson
  • Rade Šerbedžija
  • Ving Rhames