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Questions tagged [mission-impossible-1996]

1996 American spy action thriller based on the TV-show of the same name and first installment in a continued movie series starring Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt. Questions about this film should also be tagged with the general franchise tag [mission-impossible].

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Why does the TGV Train stop at the end of Mission Impossible?

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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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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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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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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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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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....
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In Mission Impossible 1, why didn't Phelps kill Ethan as easily as his wife?

We see Jim Phelps murder his wife, needlessly, and yet, only give Ethan what amounts to a glancing blow. Why wouldn't he just kill Ethan and try to escape with his wife instead of taking the risk of ...
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How does Ethan know that Phelps is the mole?

During a scene in the movie, while Ethan is looking at a bible with a Chicago stamp on it, he has a revelation that Jim Phelps is actually the mole. How did he come to this idea and how did the ...
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What was the salary of an IMF agent?

In Mission Impossible 1, Ethan is being suspected of being a mole because his dad's farm has $127,000 in their bank account. A high-end programmer, among other jobs, make close to that much in a year ...