After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker funding terrorists in a high-stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro.
In the fourth installment of the Mission Impossible series, Ethan Hunt and a new team race against time to track down Hendricks, a dangerous terrorist who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt by the team to stop him at the Kremlin ends in a disaster, with an explosion causing severe damage to the Kremlin and the IMF being implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to invoke Ghost Protocol, under which the IMF is disavowed, and will be offered no help or backup in any form. Undaunted, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks to Dubai, and from there to Mumbai, but several spectacular action sequences later, they might still be too late to stop a disaster.Written by
After the Kremlin explodes, Ethan is taken to the hospital where he eventually takes a paper clip off a stack of papers to pick the handcuffs he is in. After he escapes, Anatoly inspects the bed where Ethan was and a brief shot is shown of the paperclip twisted up in the keyhole of one pair of the handcuffs. This is accurate to real life. Paperclips can actually be used to bypass handcuff locks. See more »
(at around 59 mins) At the end of the climbing the tower scene, Ethan Hunt securely places his hand in order to provide leverage to kick in the window. As the view rotates between outside and in, his hand moves from on top of the crack to above it. See more »
[in Russian, to Burly Russian Prisoner]
Hey, how did you open your cell door?
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Much like the first 'Mission: Impossible' movie, the opening credits to this film contain major plot points to the film. See more »
American broadcast TV replaces Ethan's response to Brandt's "Your line's too short," ("No s***!") with an alternate take ("Yeah, I know!") See more »
This MI production is well executed in every regard - A top cast of talented actors, direction and editing that earn a B+, and a plot and a list of film locations that are as interesting as any in the best Bond films.
The only thing preventing a 9 rating are a handful of scenes that could have been cut down for the sake of keeping the overall snappy pace intact...10 minutes shorter and this film would rate a 9 (A-).
Great fun and edge of your seat moments are dispensed throughout the film - if in-need of a MI, Bond, or Jason Bourne fix, I highly recommend MI Ghost Protocol and a bowl of popcorn.
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