Mission: Impossible - Fallout

New this month Factual error: Several times during the movie they mention microwave transmitters. They use microwave bugs on people and they use microwave to synchronize the two bombs. While this is feasible, microwaves need direct visibility between transmitter and receiver, not really usable for tracking people inside buildings. Also the two bombs don't have a direct line of sight and the microwave sync would not work.

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Continuity mistake: During the getaway in the 4-door olive-green BMW, in one shot, the driver's headrest is bent forward; in the next shot, it is shown back in the straight-up position.

Continuity mistake: The scenes in London show the Thames river at low tide in some shots and at high tide in others.


Continuity mistake: During the first chase in Paris, the streets are dry, then suddenly wet.

Plot hole: On the plane they are told they have 2 mins to suit up, then once suited up they have a further 10 seconds before the rear door opens. 2 minutes is not enough time to put the equipment on to do the halo jump.

Continuity mistake: The little projector in the Odyssey book only lights off at the end of the briefing video, but in the following frame when Ethan closes the book it's already back inside it. (00:04:50)

Continuity mistake: When Hunt reverses the truck into the street and drives off, dumping the bad guys onto the road, the doors are swinging about as they should be, but for the rest of the chase they are shut and latched so they can't come open again. This has to be done manually.

Continuity mistake: When Ethan is thrown from the helicopter, he lands with a straight black strap attached to his left wrist. When he comes to a few seconds later, the strap is now doubled up and he's gripping it, it's not attached to him. (02:03:30 - 02:04:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Hunt and Walker extract Lane from an armoured convoy by alternate means, right after they push the truck containing Lane into the water, one of the police in the convoy tries to shoot Hunt and Walker, leaving 3 bullet holes in the front windshield of the truck. Afterwards, the bullet holes keep disappearing and reappearing when Hunt and Walker escape with the truck across Paris. The most obvious occurrence when the bullet holes disappear is when Hunt and Walker kick the front windshield of the truck to flee with a motorcycle after it gets stuck between buildings.

Factual error: After a helicopter warning signal says pull up, Ethan pulls back on the cyclic control. All that would do is slow the helicopter by changing the blade angles. He should have pulled up on the collective between the seats. (01:56:15)


Revealing mistake: The helicopter that picks up Cruise after the final fight is registered as if it is Norwegian, even though they're supposed to be in India. The scene was filmed in Norway.

Continuity mistake: When Ethan is chasing Walker up the brick tower, the hatch to the roof is in the middle of the tower when seen from the inside. However, in the exterior shot, we see that there is no hatch where Ethan is pretending to be exiting. Later we see the exit to the roof is on the side of the building.


Continuity mistake: The amount of blood on Hunt's face changes during the last fight against Walker.


Continuity mistake: In the bike chase, Ethan has side mirrors in all but one scene where he is surrounded by police coming from all corners. The bike's mirrors are missing then. (00:59:10)

Delivery Man: Fate whispers to the warrior.
Ethan Hunt: There's a storm coming.
Delivery Man: And the warrior whispers back.
Ethan Hunt: I am the storm.

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Trivia: Tom Cruise broke his ankle doing the building jump in London. He was always intended to almost miss the landing and have to pull himself up, but his foot hit the side of the building and was forcibly bent at a wrong angle. Filming was held up for seven weeks. When he limps away once he has climbed up to the roof, he's not acting - that's the result of his injury.

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