Alexander Golitsyn was a minor character on the first Mission: Impossible film. He was the target of Jim Phelps' team to prevent the theft of the NOC in the Prague Embassy. When Ethan Hunt was able to hack into the security cameras, he was seen downloading the file into a disc before leaving the embassy, and he was soon tracked down by Ethan and his fellow operative Sarah Davies. However, as just as he was leaving, he was stabbed to death by an unknown assailant who later kills Sarah with a dagger.
As it turns out, however, the NOC list he took with him was fake, and he was the pawn of the IMF's search for the mole Job (initially suspected as Ethan Hunt).