Huge, expensively produced action machine designed to ensnare the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE crowd. Evil Russian oil billionaire Ivan Tretiak (Rade Serbedzija) hires international man of mystery Simon Templar (Val Kilmer) to purloin an energy
formula from idealistic scientist Emma Russell (Elisabeth Shue), intending to use it to take over Russia or some such megalomaniacal thing. But Templar -- a wounded loner who's spent a lifetime displacing his passions into in high-tech skullduggery, falls for the meek and virtuous Russell -- who
wants to give cold fusion to the shivering world. Quelle calamity
! Forget the title: This monolith is so far removed from the sophist...