Number Of Discs
Warner Home Video
English, French, Spanish
Single Side - Dual Layer
Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
Letterbox - 2.35
Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Dolby Surround - French
Additional Release Material:
Featurette: Making of THE MISSION
Audio Commentary: Roland Joffe - Director
1. Robert DeNiro - Star
2. Jeremy Irons - Star
3. Liam Neeson - Star
4. Roland Joffe - Star
5. Aidan Quinn - Star
6. Robert Bolt - Screenwriter
Theatrical release: November 1986.
Filmed on location over a 16-week period in Colombia and at the waterfalls of Cataratas del Iguazú on the border of Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil.
Estimated budget: $23 million.
THE MISSION is based on a true story.
Two of the missionaries in the film are played by real-life Jesuit clergymen, Daniel Berrigan and Tony Lawn. They also served as technical advisers on the film.
The film features one of Aidan Quinn's first screen appearances.
The National Board of Review named THE MISSION one of the 10 Best English-language films of 1986.
THE MISSION won the Golden Palm at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival.
Chris Menges received the Best Cinematography award from the Los Angeles Film Critics. His opening shot of a crucified man going over a waterfall is one of the most memorable scenes in film history.
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