Directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
It is the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible film series
Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. Facing decommission by CIA, IMF must find away to stop this polar opposite of theirs, led by master spy catcher Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), whose bitterness towards the hypocritical system means he and his fellow disgruntled cohorts intend to do more than shatter IMF.
- Tom Cruise [Ethan Hunt] (revived)
- Adam Ganne [Opera Lighting Technician]
- Jens Hultén [Janik Vinter]
- Robert Maaser [Officer Assassin]
- Wolfgang Stegermann [Flautist Assassin]
- Rupert Wickham [Chancellor]
- Eva-Marie Becker [Opera Lighting Technician]
- Judith Bogner [Chancellor's Wife]
- Hermione Corfield [Record Shop Girl]
- The film was completed at 2:00 A.M. on July 18, 2015, less than two weeks before its release date.
- Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg performed all their own driving stunts. Cruise was injured six times during the making of this movie.
- Tom Cruise performed the sequence where Ethan Hunt climbs on the outside of a flying airplane (an Airbus A400M) without the use of visual effects or a stunt double. At times, he was suspended on the aircraft five thousand feet in the air.
- This is the only Mission: Impossible film to date, where Ethan Hunt is not in the last scene of the movie.
- Rebecca Ferguson bears a slight resemblance to Ingrid Bergman. Ferguson's character in this film is named Ilsa Faust, this is a reference to Bergman's character, Ilsa Lund from Casablanca (1942), a European star-crossed lover who falls for an American, and the German legend Faust, where the title character makes an ill-fated deal with the devil. Both characters foreshadow Ilsa Faust's role in the film. This movie also has a sequence set in Casablanca, with Ferguson in it. Tom Cruise's first celebrity crush was Ingrid Bergman in Notorious (1946).