Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Synopsis: CIA chief Hunley (Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), of which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is a key member. Hunley argues that the IMF is too reckless. Now on his own, Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate.
Production: Paramount Pictures
  6 wins & 23 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
131 min


Benji, do you copy?




Where's Ethan?


I can't talk right now.

The package is on the plane.

Yeah, I know.

We're currently formulate a plan B

although technically, it's a plan C.

This isn't going very well.

I am aware of that, Brandt.

You're not helping.

Where's Ethan?

I don't know.

We're on radio silence.

That plane cannot takeoff,

with the package on it.

You understand?

- We're working on it.

Luther? What the hell are you doing there?

You are supposed to be on

an assignment in Malaysia.

I'm in Malaysia, I've been here 2 days.

Benji needed my help.

I didn't need help. I just...I needed

assistance, it's a different thing.

The package is still on that plane.

We understand the package

is on the plane.

We're trying to cripple it remotely.

- You can do that.

We can if the pilot left the

satellite uplink switch on.

Which he has.

- And how do you access the uplink?

It involves hacking a Russian satellite.

- I can't authorise that.

Which is why I didn't ask permission.

We are under investigation for misconduct.

The package is on-board.

What do you want me to do?



I'm reading a heat bloom, Benji.

The engines are starting.


I'm aware of that.

But I can't do anything until

I'm connected to the satellite.

Benji, you are connected.

- Okay, Great.

The package is still on that plane.

Shut down the fuel pump.


Mechanical are lockdown.

What about the electrical system?

- Oh, that might work.




- Okay, standby.

No, they're encrypted.

Benji, the plane.

Yes! The package is on the plane!

We get it!

Can you open the door?

Ethan? Where are you?

- I'm by the plane.

Benji, can you open the door?

Uh. Can I open the door?

Uh. Maybe.

Open the door when I tell you.

I'm on the plane.

Open the door.

How did you get in the plane?

Not in the plane,

I'm on the plane!

Open the door!


Open the door!


Okay, okay.

Benji, open that door right now!

- Yeah, I am trying.

Come on, Benji.

- Benji, open that door!

Come on. Come on.

Come on.

Come on.

Yes, got it.

That's the wrong door!

Benji, not that door.

The other door.

The other door.

Right. Yes, the other door.

Okay, yes, yes. Sorry, sorry.

My bad, my bad.

Check it out.

Alright. Look, I'm gonna

open the para-door.

How's that?



We're about to close.

I won't be long.

You looking for anything in particular.

Something rare.

Let me guess.




- Coltrain.


- Monk.

Shadow Wilson on the bass.

Shadow Wilson played drums.

Know why they called him Shadow?

Because he had a light touch.

You're in luck.

I've a first pressing.

It really is you.

I've heard stories.

They can't all be true.

Good even, Mr. Hunt.

The weapons you recovered in Belarus

were confirmed to be VX nerve gas.

Capable of devastating a major city.

The bodies of the air crew

were found less than...

...24 hours after they landed in Damascus.

They were identified as

low level Chechen separatist.

With neither the access nor the ability...

...to acquire the weapons

they were transporting.

This would support your suspicion...

...that a shadow organization is

committed to inciting revolution.

By enabling acts of terror in

nations friendly to Western interests.

IMF suspects this to be the

same shadow organization...

...you have been tracking for the last year

Also known as the Syndicate.

IMF would be right.

Normally, you and your

team would be tasked...

...with infiltrating and disrupting

this terrorist network,

but we have taken steps to

ensure that this will not happen.

Because, we, are the Syndicate,

Mr. Hunt.

And now we know who you are.

Your mission, should you

choose to accept it,

is to face your fate.

Pursue us, you'll be caught.

Resist us, you'll be killed.

And you precious Secretary will

disavow any knowledge of your actions.

Good luck, Mr. Hunt.

This message will self destruct

in 5 seconds.

Mr. Chairman, the IMF's misadventures

date back to my earliest days in the CIA...

...when the IMF broke into the CIA

to steal a list of covert operatives.

And now, more recently

a Russian warhead.

Disarmed Russian warhead.

A Russian nuclear warhead.

- Branded safe by The IMF.

Clipped the Transamerica Pyramid

before plunging into the San Francisco bay.

Saving the western atmosphere.

This made possible by IMF

agents who did willing...

...provide the launch codes

to a known terrorist.

Do I have that right, agent Brandt?

I can neither confirm

nor deny details of any...

...such operation without

Secretary's approval.

This was the same week after

IMF infiltrated the Kremlin.

Here's the Kremlin before.

And the Kremlin after.

I can neither confirm nor

deny details of any operation...

Without the Secretary's approval.

Yes, we know.

In fact, until this panel

appoints a new Secretary,

you really can't say much of anything,

can you, agent Brandt?


I didn't write the rules, Mr. Hunley.

Mr. Chairman, the so call

Impossible Missions Force...

...is not just a rogue organization,

it is an outdated one.

A throwback to an era without

transparency and without oversight.

Mr. Chairman.

- The time has come to dissolve the IMF.

Mr. Chairman.

And transfer the salvageable

assets to the CIA.

Mr. Chairman, the IMF has operated

without oversight for 40 years.

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Christopher McQuarrie

Christopher McQuarrie (1968) is an American screenwriter, director and producer. A regular collaborator of director Bryan Singer, he co-wrote the screenplay of Singer's Public Access, wrote the screenplay for The Usual Suspects, co-wrote and produced Valkyrie and co-wrote Jack the Giant Slayer and Edge of Tomorrow. more…

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