Mission: Impossible script
Synopsis: When U.S. government operative Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his mentor, Jim Phelps (Jon Voight), go on a covert assignment that takes a disastrous turn, Jim is killed, and Ethan becomes the prime murder suspect. Now a fugitive, Hunt recruits brilliant hacker Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and maverick pilot Franz Krieger (Jean Reno) to help him sneak into a heavily guarded CIA building to retrieve a confidential computer file that will prove his innocence.

INT. KIEV APARTMENT - NIGHT

We're in a large closet. JACK KIEFER, an athletic American

in his late thirties wearing a headset, is wedged into a

corner, staring at a television screen.

The television shows a surveillance view of the living room

that lies outside the confines of the closet. The TV image

is in black and white. JACK shifts, trying like hell to get

comfortable but he's been there a while

ON THE SCREEN:

A bare bulb shines down on the contents of a shabby hotel

room. Directly under the blub a man, GENNADY KASIMOV, sits

in a straight backed wooden chair in his blood-stained T-

shirt. There are a couple of THUGS and a stray HOOKER in the

room behind him. A legend:

KIEV:

KASIMOV is sobbing. Uncontrollably. A MAN enters the room,

ANATOLY, an imperious Russian in his forties, a Russian

godfather. The THUGS and HOOKERS are ushered out. ANATOLY

looks down at KASIMOV pitiously and urges him to go and sit

by him in a chair he picks up for him. KASIMOV does as he is

bid, looking gratefully up at ANATOLY. They speak in Russian

which is subtitled.

ANATOLY:

Kasimov, Kasimov, good that you called

us.

KASIMOV:

(sobbing)

I don't remember what happened! We were

at the bar, drinking, laughing -- having

fun.

ANATOLY gets up out of the chair and goes to a bed across the

room. A WOMAN lies half under the sheets. She's lying in an

unnatural position on the bed, and the sheets are smeared

with blood. She's dead. ANATOLY lifts her eyelid.

KASIMOV:

I don't even know how I got here.

I swear, Anatoly, I never touched her! I

didn't lay a finger on her.

ANATOLY moves away from the WOMAN.

ANATOLY:

Kasimov. Don't flounder.

IN THE CLOSET:

JACK, impatient, checks his watch.

JACK:

Jesus, she's been under too long. Come

on, come on!

ON THE SCREEN:

KASIMOV:

You're the only one who can help me.

Desperately he tugs at ANATOLY'S jacket. But ANATOLY hits

his hand away and smacks him around the head.

IN THE CLOSET:

JACK reacts.

ON THE SCREEN:

ANATOLY bends close to KASIMOV.

ANATOLY:

C'mon, c'mon, tell the truth...c'mon.

KASIMOV:

They'll kill me.

ANATOLY paces up the room, away from KASIMOV.

ANATOLY:

You asked for my help. You asked for my

help...come on...

KASIMOV:

You're right, of course.

IN THE CLOSET:

JACK leans forward.

JACK:

The name pal...give us the name.

ON THE SCREEN:

KASIMOV:

The contact in Minsk..the contact in

Minsk..works in a travel agency.

IN THE CLOSET:

JACK:

Come on!

ON THE SCREEN:

ANATOLY:

Come on!

KASIMOV:

His name is.....Dimitri Miediev.

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David Koepp is an American screenwriter and director. Koepp is the fifth most successful screenwriter of all time in terms of U.S. box office receipts with a total gross of over $2.3 billion. more…

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