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Is White Widow the daughter of Max from the first Mission: Impossible movie?

Yes, Vanessa Kirby confirmed herself: Talking to Digital Spy, The Crown's Vanessa Kirby has revealed that her enigmatic character, the White Widow, is the daughter of arms dealer Max, played by ...
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Who was the bomb seller?

The Apostles had the plutonium the entire time after the alley scene Initially, John Lark and the Apostles were not working together. The Apostles were clients of Lark. The White Widow had brokered a ...
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Why was Ethan Hunt in a Russian prison at the start of Ghost Protocol?

It's explained at the very end of the movie, when he assigns new mission, and he talks to Brandt (who refuses the phone). He says he was sentenced to prison The full script, pages 29/30. You have the ...
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How was the underwater scene shot in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation?

Interesting article on it. The stunt first required Cruise to jump off a 120-foot ledge (the bottom was all CGI, but he really did the jump). Then, in an underwater set that was filled 20 feet high ...
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What is the significance of the book in Mission Impossible:Fallout?

Homer's Odyssey is the story of Homer's long struggle to return home after the Trojan war. In Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Hunt is being hunted and he is far away from home. This is just a ...
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What does the quote "Hasta lasagna" mean in Mission Impossible I?

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 ('...
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What should I know about the previous MI franchise before watching MI: Fallout?

I would say you could watch it without knowing anything about the previous films. There isn't much continuation from the previous films. What little there is is pretty much explained. Although, the ...
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Is this what the screenwriter intended?

No spy worth his weight in bullets would begin a mission without a thorough briefing. But ”Mission: Impossible 2,” the $90 million spy thriller starring Tom Cruise, started filming without a finished ...
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Left side steering wheels in "MI: Dead Reckoning"?

It looks like all of the settings in the movie are in places where cars are driven on the right side of the road. In those places, the steering wheel is on the left. I’m not sure why you say "...
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What was the Rabbit's foot and what could it do?

Benji Dunn: According to one of these e-mails, your Mr.Davian is going to attend a function in tomorrow afternoon at one Vatican City. Luther: What the hell's Davian doing in Vatican? Benji: ...
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Did August Walker fake this injury?

Totally Agree with Sanpaco's comment - that scene was there for increasing tension of action as well August dived there recklessly and was struct by lightning. Additionally, I don't think August ...
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How did they switch Benji with real Solomon?

..and clearly shows that the one leaving the room is Benji, not the real Solomon. Since Benji in the mask is identical to Solomon this is not the case. We don't see Benji leave the room as such... ...
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Why was Jeremy Renner missing from Mission: Impossible Fallout even though he wasn't in Infinity War?

Let's see... MI: Fallout On September 16, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Cruise's dispute with the studio had been resolved, and production would now begin in spring 2017.[14] In November (...
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How much is Ethan Hunt paid for his job

Well from the opening scene of MI1, it shows that Ethan Hunt’s pay grade in 1996 is GS-17, Grade 9. From Wikipedia we know that there were three GS "supergrades" (GS-16, GS-17 and GS-18)in the US. ...
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What was the salary of an IMF agent?

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. ...
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Why does Hendricks impersonate Wistrom in Dubai in MI: Ghost Protocol?

This is merely my personal opinion. I think: The transaction was too important for Hendricks so he had to do it himself instead of sending Wistrom or any other henchman. Hendricks is wanted and a ...
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How did they make the sand storm chase in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

It's mostly CGI enhancing some practical effects. John Knoll, ILM's senior visual effect supervisor explained... What about the approaching sandstorm? JK: That was done in the Singapore office using ...
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How did they make the sand storm chase in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

To show approaching sandstorm, they used a Plume GPU-accelerated Simulation Rendering application (I am not sure about the link, but Google returned this one). From this interview with John Knoll, the ...
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What does "Welcome to the IMF... Mr. Secretary." signify?

Was he the Secretary beforehand and was in on it from the start and helping them (Ethan and team) to pull out a bluff to go undercover? No. Wikipedia makes this clear. The whole IMF (which seems to ...
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Who was John Lark in Mission: Impossible - Fallout?

Henry Cavill as August Walker, a CIA assassin working for the Special Activities Division tasked with monitoring Ethan and his team. He is also the real John Lark who contacted the Apostles to steal ...
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Would the next Mission Impossible be filmed inside the International Space Station?

Deadline, who first reported the story about Tom Cruise planning to shoot a movie aboard the ISS, stated (albeit without providing a source) that the planned project was "not a Mission: Impossible ...
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Who tried to kill this character in Mission Impossible: Fallout?

Ilsa Faust said: “People have been sent here to kill Lark. Contractors. Paid assassins.” And Alan Hunley said If Lark isn't there in two hours the White Widow would sell the package to ...
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Are there any continuity issues with ignoring Mission Impossible 2?

The Mission impossible movies are meant to function essentially like the Bond movies, with the main plot of each story being self contained. The only thing that really continues from movie to movie ...
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How was the Burj Khalifa scene shot in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol?

Here's a YouTube video which shows behind the scene footage. It doesn't go so far as to show the entering of the building through the window. However, it does show at the start of the clip that Tom ...
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Is this what the screenwriter intended?

According to this interview with Robert Towne he had a rather good working relationship with Tom Cruise (they already worked together before, on the first Mission Impossible and Days of Thunder). ...
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When did the IMF become suspicious of him?

It is hinted in the film that Sloan had went directly to Alan Hunley when Walker told Sloan that Ethan Hunt is John Lark with the doctored evidence of the cell phone he retrieved in Paris. My ...
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Why did Nils Debruuk insist on reading the manifesto?

Because he wants people to understand ....and, in his mind, bring about world peace He says.. "There has never been peace without first a great suffering. The greater the suffering, the greater ...
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Question about Jim and Claire's relationship

Also, remember that when Jim is talking to Ethan in London about Kittridge he’s talking about himself and talks about a marriage in trouble. In the prologue, Claire is "dead" after having ...
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