15 Hidden Scenes in Mission Impossible

Following is our collection of Mission Impossible facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Mission Impossible film message.

Rogue Nation (2015) when Benji (Simon Pegg) is playing at his desk, the game he is playing is "Halo 5 Guardians: Self-Destruct Edition" that does not exist outside of the movie.

Ghost Protocol, the bad guy can be seen as they enter the Kremlin.
Ghost Protocol, the bad guy can be seen as they enter the Kremlin.

Mission Impossible Movie Trivia Facts

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Tom Cruise suggested to John Woo to have this shot during the knife fight scene, no CGI was used and a steel cable was attached to the knife.

  2. The poem that Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) forces the antagonist (Philip Seymour Hoffman) to read was written by a linguist, Neal Whitman, and included all the allophones of all the phonemes in the English language.

Mission Impossible Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Ethan Hunt uses the code "Alpha 113" AKA "A113", the number that is used as an easter egg in Pixar movies. This is because the director, Brad Bird, directed The Incredibles (2004), Rottatoille (2007) and The Incredibles 2 (2018), all pixar movies.
    Ethan Hunt uses the code "Alpha 113" AKA "A113", the number that is used as an easter egg in Pixar movies. This is because the director, Brad Bird, directed The Incredibles (2004), Rottatoille (2007) and The Incredibles 2 (2018), all pixar movies.
  • 1 - Spotted writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci in a blink-and-you'll-miss-them cameo in Mission Impossible 3 (2006)
    Spotted writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci in a blink-and-you'll-miss-them cameo in Mission Impossible 3 (2006)
  • Music from Die Hard is teased as Ethan escapes from a building shirtless & shoeless.

Mission Impossible Hidden Facts

The reason why one of the gloves stops working in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) is because Benji forgets to turn it off when he grabs it from the train (51:30) (sorry for the lack of screenshot)

1 - The text (in the movie it is mirrored) when Ethan learns about the syndicate in the record shop, is the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling. Kipling was inspired by the military actions of Leander Starr Jameson, who was the leader of a failed coup d'?tat.
The text (in the movie it is mirrored) when Ethan learns about the syndicate in the record shop, is the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling. Kipling was inspired by the military actions of Leander Starr Jameson, who was the leader of a failed coup d'?tat.

- Turning the tables

1 - Fallout the helicopter's call sign sounds out as "Giddy Up".
Fallout the helicopter's call sign sounds out as "Giddy Up".
1 - Ethan Hunt scans the restaurant for his escape while reaching for the explosive gum.
Ethan Hunt scans the restaurant for his escape while reaching for the explosive gum.
1 - The main antagonist, Cobalt (Hendricks), can be seen seconds after Ethan Hunt and Benji bypass security and enter the Kremlin.
The main antagonist, Cobalt (Hendricks), can be seen seconds after Ethan Hunt and Benji bypass security and enter the Kremlin.

You can see the tiny tracker Claire put on the analyst's back in his scenes

Mission Impossible poster
Mission Impossible poster

Mission Impossible Plot

An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Mission Impossible. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director Brian De Palma
Stars Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny
IMDB score 7.1