Mission: Impossible III

Synopsis: A man named Owen Davian kills an IMF agent that was sent undercover by the legendary Ethan Hunt, who has retired from combat missions. Hunt now has a fiancé, Julia, who believes that he works for the traffic department when he really trains younger IMF agents to go into combat. He is assigned to his last mission. His mission, should he choose to accept it is to capture Davian, who is selling a toxic weapon called the rabbits foot. But Davian is reckless, cruel, and deathly. He promises Hunt that he will find Julia, hurt her, and Ethan will be too dead to help her. The mission is no more different to others, its dangerous, smart, and impossible; but now it's personal.
Director(s): J.J. Abrams
Production: Paramount Pictures
  7 wins & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
126 min

We've put an explosive charge

in your head.

Does that sound familiar?

The Rabbit's Foot. Where is it?

I gave it to you.

Ethan, where's the Rabbit's Foot?

Wait... What are you saying?

That wasn't it?

- What I gave you, was that...

- I'm going to count to 10.

You're going to tell me

where the Rabbit's Foot is or she dies.

Jules, it's going to be okay.

It's going to be okay.

Do you understand?


You listen to me.

I got exactly what you asked for.

Did you want something else?

If there was a misunderstanding,

I will fix it.

I can get it, whatever you want.


Listen. Talk to me. We can talk,

like gentlemen.

- Three.

- God!

All right. All right, all right.

I know where the Rabbit's Foot is.

I can help you.

The way you helped me

on the airplane?

That way?

You put the gun down.

I'm not talking to you like this.

That's your choice. Four.

The Rabbit's Foot's in Paris.

You want to know where in Paris?

Then let her go.

- 'Cause you will not...

- It's not in Paris. Five.

I can get it for you.

But you kill her, you do this,

you get nothing.

- Six.

- Are you listening to me?

The only way you're going

to get what you want is for you to...

- Do you think I'm playing?

- Son of a b*tch!

Do you think I'm playing?

You don't think I'll do it?

Where is it? Where the hell is it?

- Look at me.

- Where the hell is it?

- Stay with me.

- Seven! Seven!

I am going to kill you.

I swear to God I'm going to kill you!

- Eight!

- No, please.

Please. Don't do this. Just let her go.

I promise you. I promise you.

- I can figure out how to get whatever...

- Nine.

Listen to me. Listen to me.

I want to help you.

I want to help you get

whatever you want.

But you got to do what's right.

What you know is right.

No. No.


- Ten.

- Don't!

- Ten.

- Don't!

- What are you doing?

- Your brother wants another one.

Oh, God, no.

Ethan, that's what we talked about...

- I'm watching him. He's fine.

- That's how it is with Rick.

He's fine and then suddenly he's naked

and he's hugging everybody.

- I'll take full responsibility for Rick.

- You will? Full?

- Well, mostly full.

- It's a huge responsibility.

It's going well, right?

- It's going really well.

- Yeah.

Julia, your sister's here.

- Give me a hug.

- You look so beautiful.

I don't know about that. So, is this him?

- I hope so.

- Oh, come here. Oh, gosh.

All right. Mom's dying to see you.

I can't believe

you guys came all the way to Virginia.

Like we'd miss your engagement...

When Julia called and told me

that she was getting married,

I had one thought,

that it was just too bad

that Daddy wasn't here

to walk her down the aisle.

And then when Julia told me...

Thanks, Mom.

That Ethan doesn't have

his parents anymore, either,

I got really sad.

But it occurred to me

that this is about starting a new family

and how beautiful that is.

And I just want to say

I am making Julia an aunt,

so I expect the same treatment

very, very soon.


Department of Transportation?

I've been there over 10 years now.


What do you do at the DOT?

I study traffic patterns.

You hit the brakes for a second,

just tap them on the freeway,

you can literally track

the ripple effect of that action

across a 200-mile stretch of road,

because traffic has a memory.

It's amazing. It's like a living organism.

Freshen that up for you?

What is it, vodka martini?

Yeah. Thanks.

Ladies, do you need...

- I'd marry him.

- I would, too.

Okay, so, a three-week

heli-boarding honeymoon?

- Okay, you actually get dropped...

- From a helicopter, yeah.

- It's how they met.

- Really?

- Tell her the story.

- There's no story.

It is a good story. Tell the story.

First of all,

no one was ever good enough for Julia.

Oh, here we go.

Not spontaneous enough,

adventurous enough, funny enough...

You know what? No, that's not true.

You make it sound like I've never dated.

No one we liked.

- That is true.

- That is true.

Then she goes and gets in a chopper

that takes off from this lake...

- What was the name of that lake?

- Lake...

Lake Wanaka. Wanaka.

Wanaka. Thank you.

- He heard that?

- How did he hear that?

And the hospital's cool

with you taking three weeks?

Yeah, I'm not the only nurse

employed there, you know.

I'm psyched that you're going

to be my brother, man.

So am I, Rick.

No, it's awesome.

I think it's going to be sick.

Me, too, man.

I just got to get the phone.

- You rock hard.

- Okay.


- Is this Mr. Ethan Hunt?

- Yes, it is.

This is Ready-Travel Resort Services.

We'd like to offer you a chance to win

an all-expense-paid trip to Mexico.

We ran out of ice.

I'll be back in 10 minutes.

- Oh, no. Can't somebody else go?

- No, I got it.

I'll be right back. Hi, Betsy.

Thank you.


Thanks for coming.

Can't decide what size Slurpee to get.

I usually go for the 900-ouncer.

How's that party? Sorry I had to call you.

- Yeah, you should have come.

- You should have invited me.

- You know I would have.

- Thanks.

I know we joke about it, but I am always

this close to begging you

to stop training our people

and get your ass back in the field.

But that's not what you do anymore,

and so I respect that choice.

You know I do. Family's everything.

Come on, John. What's going on?

It's Agent Farris.

She was on an operation.

She's disappeared.

Been off-grid 11 hours.

I'm sending in Search and Rescue.

I was hoping you'd want in.

You've got good people for that.

Yeah. Yep, that we do.

Wheels up at sunrise

if you have a change of heart.

Take some pictures of the party for me.

Ethan. Three days ago,

Agent Lindsey Farris was captured

while on a surveillance operation.

This is the man she was tracking.

His name is Owen Davian.

Details are eyes-only,

but I can tell you

that Davian's a black-market trafficker.

Extremely dangerous

and a priority for us.

At 1400 hours today,

a recon satellite ID'd

a caravan of vehicles

with plates matching those known to

have been used by Davian's operatives.

They stopped at a derelict factory

outside Berlin.

It appears they have a hostage.

We believe it's Agent Farris.

Normally we would disavow,

but Lindsey may be the key

to getting us closer to Davian,

and that's a risk we need to take.

Your mission,

should you choose to accept it,

is to find Lindsey and bring her home.

I've already assembled a team.

I have them standing by,

awaiting your word.

This message, let's call it

my excellent engagement gift to you,

will self-destruct in five seconds.

Good luck, Ethan, and thanks again.

Am I ready?

- You okay?

- Yeah.


You know, I'm sorry. I realized

I didn't tell you that the office called

during the party.

I have to go to Houston for a night.

METRO's having

a public transpo conference.

- It's so last-minute.

- I know.

Well, well, well.

Now, if it isn't

Mr. "Those Who Can't Do, Teach"

back in the field.

- What's up, baby?

- Hey, man.

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Alex Kurtzman

Alex Kurtzman (born September 7, 1973) is an American film and television writer, producer, and director. He is best known for co-writing the scripts to Transformers, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with his writing and producing partner Roberto Orci, and directing and co-writing The Mummy. more…

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