Alexander Golitsyn
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Name: Alexander Golitsyn
Status: Deceased
Role: Ally
Date of death: 1996
Place of death: Prague, Czesh Republic
Cause of death: Stabbed by Franz Krieger
Affiliation: Impossible Mission Force
Profession: Intelligence operative
Rank: Agent
Played by: Marcel Irues
First appearance: Mission: Impossible
Last appearance: Mission: Impossible (1998 video game)

Alexander Golitsyn was a supporting character in the 1996 film Mission: Impossible and its accompanying video game. He was an operative of the Impossible Mission Force posing as a traitor in a mission in Prague.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Alexander Golitsyn is an agent of the Impossible Mission Force who has been tasked with posing as a traitor to the rest of the team to determine the identity of the genuine mole. At the beginning of the film, an information tape sent to Jim Phelps states that Golitsyn is an American attaché at the Prague Embassy in the Czech Republic, who sold half of a list of undercover agents in Central Europe and intended to steal the second half of the list at a party. The Phelps team is then deployed to Prague to arrest Golitsyn and prevent him from recovering the second part. The spies watch the false traitor take the list and one of them, Sarah Davies, follows him in the streets of the city before they are both stabbed by Franz Krieger, the henchman of Phelps, through a door. Ethan later meets Eugene Kittridge, the IMF secretary, at a bar and learns the truth about Golitsyn.

Alternate continuities[edit | edit source]

Mission: Impossible (1998 video game)[edit | edit source]

In this game, the character's name is spelled "Alexander Golystine" and he is worker at the Embassy of Russia in Prague who kidnaps an IMF operative named Candice Parker and steals the famous list.

Behind the Scenes[edit | edit source]

Alexander Golitsyn is portrayed by Romanian actor Marcel Irues in Mission: Impossible.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name of the character remembers that of Anatoliy Golitsyn, a Soviet KGB defector.
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