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Well, the bible is not just from Chicago, but especially from the Drake Hotel in Chicago, where Jim lived as he said earlier. This is quite a coincidence, considering that Jim wouldn't have any reason to steal a bible from the hotel. On the other hand Job surely needs a bible for the communication cypher with Max based on bible quotes. So it is the mere ...


9

From the script online: KITTRIDGE (CONT'D) I want to show you something, Ethan. He now shoves the papers across the table. They're xeroxed copies of a Wisconsin bank account in the name of DONALD and MARGARET ETHAN HUNT. It shows a balance of $127, 000. KITTRIDGE (CONT'D) Since your ...


7

Jack's basically warning him that's it's dangerous with a playful schoolyard phrase. Originally, this is supposed to be a play on Spanish goodbye phrases Hasta la vista, Hasta luego and Hasta manana ('Goodbye', 'till we meet again' and 'until tomorrow') with the childish twist of turning it into a food item and tacking a rhyme on in the end. It's similar to ...


6

Well, I'd dare to say their relationship was never that strong and it certainly didn't get better from her engagement with Ethan, may that have been staged at the beginning. When she approaches Jim (or rather Ethan in the Jim costume, with the real Jim eavesdropping from behind) at the start of that scene, she pleads for him to leave Ethan alive, although ...


6

The only valid explanation that comes to mind is that Jim Phelps wanted to frame someone so the file could be closed instead of an open-end investigation that could lead to his capture ultimately!


3

Well from the opening scene of MI1, it shows that Ethan Hunt’s pay grade in 1996 is GS-17, Grade 9. From Wikipedia I knew that there were three GS "supergrades" (GS-16, GS-17 and GS-18)in the US. Also, the highest grade nowadays is GS-15 and I think maybe it worths GS-14 Grade 9 in 2019, which’s $111640/year.


3

It's not part of the elevator, it's some kind of folding blade thing. The point (sorry) is just to show that it is actually a trap, and Jack just hasn't lost control of the elevator by chance.


2

TLDR: Jack needed access to the circuity of the elevator to be able to upload Sarah's thumbprint and ID picture into the embassy's security system. From the script: JACK, wearing black coveralls and slightly odd-looking eyeglasses (they're called Visco glasses), enters an elevator shaft through a small door at the base of the wall. He ...


2

He guessed* It should also be noted that Ethan sends many emails to try and contact Max...not just one. Ethan returns to the IMF safe house, where he uses the internet to find Job. Looking over the screen of his laptop, he sees a Bible on a bookshelf above the screen and deduces that "job 3:14" actually means the Book of Job, chapter 3, verse 14. Ethan ...


1

The train conductor in the back initially sees the helicopter chasing the train and tells the conductor in the front not to stop the train. Once the helicopter crashes and explodes, the conductor in the back must have seen that (and also felt the helicopter drag on the tracks and slow down the train), so he tells the conductor at the front to stop the train ...


1

Jim just wanted to leave as soon as possible after taking the money. He had killed his wife because she was ordering him to not kill Ethan and also because it seemed she was soft/ taking a liking to Ethan.


1

In the opening credits of MI-1, it briefly flashes a Govt Civil Service ID card for Ethan Hunt. And, I think it lists his pay grade as GS-12; but, not a step level. That would put his 1996 annual salary around $43-51,000. That's a heck of a lot of risk for a meager 5 digits.


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