The Mission

The Mission

"One will trust in the power of prayer. One will believe in the might of the sword."
  • PG
  • 1986
  • 2 hr 6 min
  • 7.4  (55,775)
  • 55

Robert De Niro is a war-hardened penitent on a quest to please the Spanish Empire and appease God for the restoration of his soul. Jeremy Irons is a conversion-minded Jesuit priest who has a love for the new world. These two are brought together in a strange twist to the jungles of South America. They both encounter natural and wild wonders and dangers while searching for the path to their own redemption. While interned with a remote and primitive tribe on the brink of annihilation from encroaching conquistador regimens, these two European adventurers must choose between loyalty the crown, or the new friendships they earn in the wild. Also featured is a ground-breaking soundtrack by acclaimed composer Ennio Morricone with voices from the tribal children of the cast. The Mission is a harsh look back at the European conquest of South America, but is also an intimate story of one man's redemption in the eyes of his friends, his order, and God.

The Mission
Mission, The (Trailer 1)
Mission, The (Trailer 1)

Trailer - 32 sec

The Mission
The Mission

Trailer - 2 min 13 sec

Description
Robert De Niro is a war-hardened penitent on a quest to please the Spanish Empire and appease God for the restoration of his soul. Jeremy Irons is a conversion-minded Jesuit priest who has a love for the new world. These two are brought together in a strange twist to the jungles of South America. They both encounter natural and wild wonders and dangers while searching for the path to their own redemption. While interned with a remote and primitive tribe on the brink of annihilation from encroaching conquistador regimens, these two European adventurers must choose between loyalty the crown, or the new friendships they earn in the wild.

Also featured is a ground-breaking soundtrack by acclaimed composer Ennio Morricone with voices from the tribal children of the cast. The Mission is a harsh look back at the European conquest of South America, but is also an intimate story of one man's redemption in the eyes of his friends, his order, and God.

The Mission is a 1986 adventure movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 6 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 55.

The Mission is available to watch free on IMDb TV. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Mission for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    1986
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    2 hr 6 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (55,775)
  • Metascore
    55