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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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 was Ethan Hunt in a Russian prison at the start of Ghost Protocol?

As the title says I’m wondering if I missed something. Why was Ethan Hunt in a Russian prison at the start of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol?
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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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Left side steering wheels in "MI: Dead Reckoning"? [closed]

In the new Mission Impossible movie, all the vehicles, even distinctly European ones, have American (left side) steering wheels. Why is that?
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Do IMF agents really have the option to turn down a mission?

A rather famous line in the MI movies and TV shows is the line- "Your mission, should you choose to accept it..." To me this implies an agent or team leader has the option to refuse the ...
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Why no repercussions of assassinating the Secretary?

While extracting Ethan Hunt, unidentified assailants rain bullets on the car in which Ethan, William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and the Secretary (IMF) are traveling. One of the bullets hits the Secretary ...
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Why did Ethan Hunt dream of Solomon Lane with a beard?

In the first minute of Mission Impossible: Fallout, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has a dream that features Solomon Lane and Ethan's ex-wife Julia. In the dream, Solomon Lane does not appear clean-shaven ...
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Why does IMF still use analog tape for mission briefings?

Just now watching the Mission Impossible: Repercussions/Fallout from 2018, and as usual, the mission briefing is on tape. The security system uses retinal scan, DNA test, but they cannot upgrade the ...
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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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Why was Jeremy Renner missing from Mission: Impossible Fallout even though he wasn't in Infinity War?

It's said that the reason Jeremy Renner wasn't in Mission: Impossible Fallout was because he had a deal with Marvel Studios. But, he wasn't even in Infinity War. So why was he still pulled from ...
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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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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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Does the 3D sculpting machine in Mission Impossible III exist?

In Mission Impossible III at 48 minutes in there is a scene in which they make one of the signature Mission Impossible latex face masks using a portable sculpting machine to create the pattern. Does ...
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Would the next Mission Impossible be filmed inside the International Space Station?

I kept on hearing that Mission: Impossible will be filmed in the International Space Station. Is there a truth to this? The next Mission: Impossible is a back to back part 7 and 8, so would this be ...
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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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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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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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Who was John Lark in Mission: Impossible - Fallout?

I don´t understand who John Lark was in this. Was he the CIA Agent August Walker?
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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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Who is the guy in the men’s wash room who got killed accidentally?

In Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Ethan Hunt and August Walker tracked a guy in men’s wash room who got killed accidentally. He is not Lark, then who is this guy and how did he get the invitation band?...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's the relationship between Carter and Hanaway?

In the film Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol, it's clear that Agents Carter and Hanaway (Josh Holloway's character) were teammates, but I'm curious if there was meant to be something more between ...
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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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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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What is written on Agent Hanaway's ring in Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol?

What is written on Agent Hanaway's ring and what is the meaning of it?
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Technologies used in MI: Ghost Protocol

What kind of technology does Ethan Hunt use in The Kremlin where he projects the image of a statue on transparent film? Is this possible to trace anyone's eyes according what they're seeing in front ...
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Ending of Mission Impossible 4

In the last act of Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol Hendricks was still alive and was watching Ethan trying to deactivate the bomb and yet does nothing and breathed his last breath once it's ...
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Why did Hendricks jump from the parking structure at the end of the fight scene in MI4?

In Mission:Impossible-Ghost Protocol, at the last fight scene, Ethan and Hendricks were in a parking structure and Ethan was trying to get that briefcase which contains the Satellite launch terminal. ...
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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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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....