A double bill of the hi-tech cinematic updating of the 1960s TV series. In the first film, Tom Cruise stars as master of disguise Ethan Hunt, a secret agent hunted by his own people after a mission in Prague goes wrong. Going to ground, he enlists the help of two discredited agents to track down the real villain of the piece, a quest that takes him to the heart of CIA operations. In the sequel, Hunt (Cruise again) is charged with tracking down renegade fellow agent Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott), who has stolen the only known supply of Bellophron - the antidote to man-made virus Chimera. Hunt enlists the help of Ambrose's ex-girlfriend, Nyah Nordoff-Hall (Thandie Newton), and although the pair have fallen in love, Nyah agrees to return to Ambrose in order to gain information. However, Ambrose now intends to trigger off an epidemic of Chimera in order to sell Bellophron to the highest bidder, and when he becomes suspicious of Nyah, he decides to use her as a guinea pig.