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Questions tagged [mission-impossible]

American spy thriller franchise going back to a TV-show from the 60s, later revived in the 80s and turned into an ongoing series of spy action films in the 90s.

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Is the way Benji detects the plutonium realistic?

In Mission Impossible: Fallout, there is a scene where Benjamin Dunn is examining a plutonium core brought by Eastern European gangsters. He touched the core with some sort of a rod and when asked ...
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Why did Erica turn out the lights allowing August Walker to have his team fire on the CIA agents?

Why did Erica Sloane turn out the lights near the end of Mission: Impossible - Fallout that allowed August Walker to have his team fire on the CIA agents? What was her purpose? I was very confused ...
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Lark, the extraction team, and Plutonium

In MI:6 Fallout, Tom Cruise/Ethan Hunt impersonates "John Lark" at the charity event with the "White Widow". After evading some hit men, the WW tells "Lark" that she is merely a broker, and the real ...
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Why did Hunt's team set a 90 seconds limit to take out the tracker from Lane's neck?

In Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018), Ethan Hunt's team already strap a tracker block on Lane's neck which makes the tracker device to show "no signal". Why did Hunt's team set a 90 seconds limit ...
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Why did Nils Debruuk insist on reading the manifesto?

In Mission: Impossible - Fallout, when Team Hunt was trying to get the mobile password from Dr. Debruuk, he wanted the manifesto to be read and broadcasted on air or he won't give those passkeys. ...
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Why does the TGV Train stop at the end of movie?

At the end of Mission Impossible (1996) the TGV train goes into the tunnel and the helicopter follows. When a driver/pilot of the train sees the helicopter following them, he informs the main driver ...
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When did the IMF become suspicious of him?

When did the IMF become suspicious of Walker in Mission Impossible: Fallout? To me, that plot twist just came out of nowhere.
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Why does the scientist inject himself with the virus?

Why does Nekhorvich inject himself with the virus in Mission Impossible 2? He could've just smuggled it in his suitcase like he did with the antidote or simply destroyed it in the first place.
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How did they switch Benji with real Solomon?

In the scene that IMF is meeting with Alan Hunley in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Hunt asks Benji to play Solomon Lane, by wearing a mask. Then the scene is shown that Luther is helping Benji wear ...
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Is this what the screenwriter intended?

Robert Towne wrote Chinatown, a script widely believed to be a masterpiece. He also wrote Mission : Impossible 2. Is there any evidence that his original script was reworked (maybe to Tom Cruise's ego?...
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What is the significance of the book in Mission Impossible:Fallout?

In the movie Mission: Impossible - Fallout Ethan Hunt gets the mission details in Homer's Odyssey. Why no other book? Is there any significance to using that specific book?
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Did August Walker fake this injury?

There's a scene in Mission Impossible: Fallout, where Ethan Hunt and August Walker skydive out of a plane. Suddenly they fly through a thunder cloud and August Walker apparently gets hit by lightning ...
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Is White Widow the daughter of Max from the first Mission: Impossible movie?

In Mission: Impossible - Fallout we meet the character of White Widow (Vanessa Kirby), an arms dealer, on some party in Paris. In her speech she commemorates her mother, naming her "Max". In the ...
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What should I know about the previous MI franchise before watching MI: Fallout?

I'm taking my parents to watch Mission: Impossible - Fallout tonight, and they have not seen an MI since the first one, years ago. I've seen all the movies, but don't remember much of the story either....
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Who was the bomb seller?

In Mission: Impossible - Fallout the White Widow was a broker, arranging a deal between Hunt posing as John Lark and...who exactly? The seller couldn't have been: Walker, because he jumped at the ...
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How do the agents communicate with each other in the Mission: Impossible films?

In the Mission: Impossible films, the IMF agents are always able to talk to each other from far away. Occasionally they touch their ears, indicating that they're probably using some kind of ear piece.....
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Is there a reason why Ilsa Faust and Julia Hunt look alike?

When watching Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation I was constantly thinking about how similar the two characters look with their darker colored hair, similar complexion and freckles. When I saw the ...
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Cliff hanging scene in Mission Impossible: Fallout

Towards the end of Mission Impossible: Fallout, we see Ethan hunt yet again hanging from a cliff to fight off August Walker. Was it just a typical "Impossible" action sequence or was it a deliberate ...
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Who tried to kill this character in Mission Impossible: Fallout?

In Mission Impossible: Fallout, several men tried to kill "John Lark" (impersonated by Hunt) when he was with the White Widow at the charity event. It couldn't have been the CIA/IMF because they ...
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Are there any continuity issues with ignoring Mission Impossible 2?

I am watching the Mission Impossible movies for the first time, and it appears to me that if you skipped Mission: Impossible 2 there would be no problems. The love interest doesn't seem to be ...
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What is the purpose of having the IMF and CIA

In Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Brandt is seated along with the head of the CIA Alan Hunley, before an oversight committee. Brandt has to explain the IMFs actions and early on the IMF is ...
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How did Ethan Hunt know Max's email id?

In the movie Mission Impossible (1996) we see a scene where Ethan returns to the mission base (referred as Crow's Nest by Phelps) and after understanding that Job 3:14 was a reference from The Bible, ...
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Why does Hendricks impersonate Wistrom in Dubai in MI: Ghost Protocol?

Why was it important for the plot that Hendricks impersonates Wistrom in the codes exchange in Dubai? He could have done it by himself. After the sandstorm he reveals to Ethan Hunt that he actually ...
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How did they make the sand storm chase in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

It kinda looks real, but how did they really made the sand storm scene in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol?
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What does “Welcome to the IMF… Mr. Secretary.” signify?

During the ending of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, after reinstating IMF William Brandt (Jeremy Renner's character) says to Hunley "Welcome to the IMF...Mr. Secretary." and both smile and ...
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Why did Solomon Lane still trust Ilsa?

Why does Solomon Lane still trust Ilsa after she helps Hunt in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, lets him escape twice and even brings him an empty drive (which was supposed to contain the red box, ...
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Where did all that water go?

In Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Ethan Hunt must switch access cards in an underwater chamber. There is a large intake with gallons upon gallons of water flowing down it constantly, but no ...
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What does the quote “Hasta lasagna” mean in Mission Impossible I?

Around min 10 into the movie, Jack Harmon tells Ethan not to chew the explosive gum by saying: "Hasta lasagna don't get any on ya" What does this mean? Why does he uses "hasta lasagna"?
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How was the Burj Khalifa scene shot in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol?

How was the "Ethan Hunt dangling over the side of Burj Khalifa" scene shot in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol? Especially the final part of that scene, wherein Hunt jumps towards an open window in ...
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How was the underwater scene shot in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation?

How was the underwater scene as well as the scene wherein Ethan Hunt jumps into the water tank shot? Was the tank built as an entire functioning set or was part of it CGI?
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Why didn't Jack Harmon simply enter the embassy basement by himself?

Mission: Impossible (1996) established that the crew could simply open/close elevator doors at whatever floor of the building, and Jack already had access to the elevator shaft. So why didn't Jack ...
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Underwater scene in Mission Impossible 5

In the underwater scene in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Ethan Hunt is told that he can't take any oxygen tanks because there are metal detectors. So why does it have to be metal? I know this ...
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Why do Ethan and Julia just prefer to see each other from long distance rather than meeting each other?

In the last scene of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, after Ethan tells William that Julia is alive, Ethan prefers to have a look of Julia only from the distance. While Julia after finding that ...
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Is Léa Seydoux the first person to be in both Mission: Impossible and a Bond film?

I recently found out that Léa Seydoux, who played female assassin Sabine Moreau in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, will be appearing in the newest James Bond film, Spectre, as Madeleine Swann. ...
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Does Ethan Hunt rely on luck and chance?

Early in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, this council is arguing over the unreliability of the team, most specifically about the fact that they rely on luck. I think this is extremely true, however, ...
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Is it possible to have non-metallic electronics?

One of the showpieces of MI:RN is an attempt by Ethan Hunt to free-dive (meaning swimming without an auxiliary oxygen supply) into a water cooled computer. The necessity for the free-dive is ...
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How much is Ethan Hunt paid for his job

After watching all the parts of Mission Impossible, I'm wondering what is the current salary of Ethan Hunt? How much does he get paid for doing such a tough job? The question sounds awkward, but for ...
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Why did Ilsa Faust wait for high pitch?

In the opera Turandot which is held in Vienna in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Ilsa Faust was going to kill Chancellor with a gunshot. My question is, why did she decide to shoot on the high ...
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Who sent Ilsa Faust out in the field, and why?

Is the backstory of Ilsa Faust's mission explained by the writers and producers of Mission Impossible Rogue Nation? The mystery of her assignment is at the center of the movie's evolving plot, but ...
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Have the materials of Benji's opera program been published?

In Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Benji is handed what looks like a paper opera program as he gets off the subway before the opera. Have the materials used in the tablet program been documented ...
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Did Ilsa Faust lie?

In the opera Turandot which is held in Vienna, Ilsa Faust failed to kill the Austrian Chancellor with a gunshot. While Ethan saved the chancellor by shooting his arm, when Ilsa was asked why she ...
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Why was the code cracking device needed in S02E10?

In the episode "For Art's Sake" (S02E10) of the 1988 run of Mission: Impossible when Nicholas, disguised as Minister Ocha, is lead by Travers into his vault, he achieves to film Travers typing a ...
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Was John Christie supposed to return for a later Mission: Impossible episode?

In the episode "Spy" (S01E14) of the 1988 run of Mission: Impossible the IMF team is tasked with finding and destroying a chemical weapons factory owned by former MI6 agent John Christie and putting ...
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Why does Mission: Impossible sometimes use a shorter intro?

While rewatching the 1988 run of Mission: Impossible I noticed that in some episodes they used a much shorter version of the whole intro sequence, which had a shorter music piece, less pre-character ...
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Question about Final Scenes in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

During the final moments of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation: He then tells the main baddie that he memorized all of the account numbers. Is that really possible? Or was Ethan bluffing? Did he ...
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About the events in Morocco?

In Mission:Impossible - Rogue Nation, Ethan Hunt and the IMF (Impossible Mission Force) are involved with The Syndicate, a secretive terrorist organization. In its course of action against the ...
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What was the reason for Terry Markwells departure from Mission: Impossible?

The episode "The Fortune" (S01E12) of the 1988 run of Mission: Impossible sees the death of primary team member Casey Randall (Terry Markwell) and the introduction of Jane Badler's Shannon Reed, who ...
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Question about Jim and Claire's relationship

In the first Mission: Impossible movie, towards the end, Jim Phelps kills his wife, Claire. Up until then, we know that they were working together on framing Ethan. So why does he go ahead and kill ...
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How did Tom Cruise do that plane stunt in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation?

I wonder how the plane stunt from Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is even possible, because planes travel at the speed of more than 750 miles per hour. He is just hanging with his hand in the holes....
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What is the machinery at the top of the elevator in Mission: Impossible?

Towards the beginning of the film Mission: Impossible, the first person on the team to die is Jack. He's on top of the elevator when it starts uncontrollably accelerating towards the top of the shaft....