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'Mission' a German hit despite boycott

Title: 'Mission' a German hit despite boycott
Date: Friday, 17 January 1997
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
Authors: Judy Brennan, Mary Williams Walsh
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Movies: The success of the film, targeted by conservatives because it stars Scientologist Tom Cruise, eases studio fears about releasing other films featuring members of the movement. Despite the much-publicized boycott in Germany of "Mission: Impossible" because its star, Tom Cruise, is a Scientologist, the film grossed about $24 million, considered a huge success for the important German market by Hollywood studios, and ranked eighth in Germany for 1996. The results could help assuage the Hollywood studios that are preparing for ... [Read the rest at]