Mission: Impossible II script
Synopsis: Tom Cruise returns to his role as Ethan Hunt in the second installment of "Mission: Impossible." This time Ethan Hunt leads his IMF team on a mission to capture a deadly German virus before it is released by terrorists. His mission is made impossible due to the fact that he is not the only person after samples of the disease. He must also contest with a gang of international terrorists headed by a turned bad former IMF agent who has already managed to steal the cure.

NEKHORVICH:

Yes, I'm sorry too.. 'You're sorry and I'm

sorry..'

(bemused laughter, then looks at Ethan)

- you do know Gradski thought the world of you.

Nekhorvich is overcome. Ethan puts a comforting hand on his

shoulder:

ETHAN:

He was quite a man. Did he know before

the end you two had succeeded?

NEKHORVICH:

Yes, he knew. Just..

ETHAN:

..not in time to save him.

NEKHORVICH:

No. After you've lived with Chimera for

twenty hours, nothing can save you. Not

even...Bellerophon.

Nekhorvich pats the satchel.

ETHAN:

You carry them together? Safely?

With an almost impish grin and a wink:

NEKHORVICH:

Yes, and you'll get us to a safe place

with them, thank god!..left to my own

devices, I'm an old fart too inept to read

a railroad timetable!..

Good-natured laughter. Cut off by a flight steward who passes

by, giving a sidelong silence in Ethan and Nekhorvich's direction.

Oxygen masks suddenly deploy from the ceiling. Passengers are

puzzled and alarmed.

CAPTAIN'S VOICE

You Captain again. We've experienced a

slight but abrupt drop in cabin pressure..

A passenger struggling with his mask. As Nekhorvich fumbles with

the strap on his mask he notes that the display screen shows

their altitude is below 30,000 feet and dropping. He checks the

countdown time on his watch again. Nekhorvich looks around him.

The flight attendants are conspicuously absent and all the

passengers who have on oxygen masks are passed out.

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Robert Towne

Robert Towne (born Robert Bertram Schwartz; November 23, 1934) is an American screenwriter, producer, director and actor. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. His most notable work was his Academy Award-winning original screenplay for Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974), which is widely considered one of the greatest movie screenplays ever written. He also wrote its sequel The Two Jakes in 1990, and wrote the Hal Ashby comedy-dramas The Last Detail (1973), and Shampoo (1975), as well as the first two Mission Impossible films (1996, 2000). more…

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