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
During production, Tom Cruise did the majority of his own stunts, including the skyscraper sequence(s), to show the audience it was actually him. This would allow director Brad Bird to have more capabilities with camera angles, and not having to hide the fact that it is a stuntman doing the stunts. See more »
(at around 1h 1 min) When Ethan is escaping the server room by running down the front of the Burj Khalifa he is using a technique called "aussie rappelling". In order to do this the belay device the rope passes through must be positioned at the back of the harness and not on the side as shown in the film. If it was attached this way you would end up going down the building side first and not face first. 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 »
The movie presents a story that is absurd. Nevertheless, it is entertaining. The movie takes the players to many different parts of the world. How they get to these places the movie does not explain. At each place people are on the run, traps are being set, communications are tense, as the good guys and bad guys try to outwit the other. The movie is devoid of any overt political content, concentrating its attention on telling the story. Tom Cruise delivers an energetic performance that carries the movie. He is in almost every scene. The movie is never dull. For fans of action movies, this movie will not disappoint.
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