The Mission 33 years old

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

The Mission

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 Portugese aggressors.


Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro

Rodrigo Mendoza

Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson


Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons

Father Gabriel

Aidan Quinn
Aidan Quinn

Felipe Mendoza

Cherie Lunghi
Cherie Lunghi


All Cast

Name Character
Robert De Niro He was 43, now 76 years old as Rodrigo Mendoza
Liam Neeson He was 34, now 67 years old as Fielding
Chuck Low He was 48, 79 years old when he died as Cabeza
Jeremy Irons He was 38, now 71 years old as Father Gabriel
Aidan Quinn He was 27, now 60 years old as Felipe Mendoza
Cherie Lunghi She was 34, now 67 years old as Carlotta
Ronald Pickup He was 46, now 79 years old as Hontar
Ray McAnally He was 60, 63 years old when he died as Altamirano
Bercelio Moya as Indian Boy
Sigifredo Ismare as Witch Doctor
Daniel Berrigan He was 65, 94 years old when he died as Sebastian


Name Department
Juliet Taylor as Casting. Production
Susie Figgis as Casting. she was 38 (now 72) years old Production
Stuart Craig as Production Design. he was 44 (now 77) years old Art
Jim Clark as Editor. he was 50 (32) years old when he died Editing
Norman Dorme as Supervising Art Director. he was 59 (now 93) years old Art
Enrico Sabbatini as Costume Design. Enrico Sabbatini was 54 (66) years old when Enrico Sabbatini died Costume & Make-Up
David Appleby as Still Photographer. Camera
Alejandro Azzano as Executive Producer. Production
Felipe López Caballero as Executive Producer. Production
Ennio Morricone as Original Music Composer. he was 57 (now 91) years old Sound
Roland Joffé as Director. Roland Joffé was 40 (now 74) years old Directing
David Puttnam as Producer. he was 45 (now 78) years old Production
Robert Bolt as Screenplay. he was 62 (70) years old when he died Writing
Fernando Ghia as Producer. Fernando Ghia was 51 (69) years old when Fernando Ghia died Production
The Mission poster
The Mission (33 years)

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

  • Release day: Monday, September 29, 1986
  • Runtime: 126 minutes
  • Budget: USD 24,500,000.00
  • Revenue: USD 17,218,023.00