The Mission

The Mission (1986)

One will trust in the power of prayer. One will believe in the might of the sword.

  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action, History
  • Release Date: 1986-09-24
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 1328 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: AMLF
  • Production Country: France, United Kingdom
  • Director: Roland Joffé
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When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have built against the Portuguese aggressors.

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  • Robert De Niro

    as Rodrigo Mendoza
  • Jeremy Irons

    as Father Gabriel
  • Ray McAnally

    as Cardinal Altamirano
  • Aidan Quinn

    as Felipe Mendoza
  • Liam Neeson

    as Father John Fielding
  • Cherie Lunghi

    as Carlotta
  • Ronald Pickup

    as Hontar
  • Chuck Low

    as Don Cabeza
  • Bercelio Moya

    as Indian Boy
  • Sigifredo Ismare

    as Witch Doctor
  • Daniel Berrigan

    as Sebastian
  • Carlos Duplat Sanjuan

    as Portuguese Commander
  • Fred Melamed

    as Don Cabeza (voice) (uncredited)
  • Rolf Gray

    as Un jeune jésuite
  • Tony Lawn

    as Père Provincial
  • Monirak Sisowath

    as Ibaye
  • Asuncion Ontiveros

    as Le chef indien
  • Alejandrino Moya

    as Le lieutenant
Directing Roland Joffé Director
Production Fernando Ghia Producer
Production David Puttnam Producer
Production Alejandro Azzano Executive Producer
Production Felipe López Caballero Executive Producer
Camera Chris Menges Director of Photography
Editing Jim Clark Editor
Writing Robert Bolt Screenplay
Production Susie Figgis Casting
Production Juliet Taylor Casting
Costume & Make-Up Enrico Sabbatini Costume Design
Art Stuart Craig Production Design
Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
Art Norman Dorme Supervising Art Director
Art George Richardson Art Direction
Camera David Appleby Still Photographer
Crew Vic Armstrong Stunt Coordinator