Mission: Impossible 2

Trivia: When Nyah is trying to convince Ethan to shoot her, she says "Do it. Now!" There is still about forty minutes left in the movie, but those are the last words she says.

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Trivia: In the movie trailer Tom Cruise greets Ving Rhames when he lands in a helicopter on a remote property in Australia. He says "Welcome to Australia, mate" with an attempted Aussie accent on the word "mate". But that line was never shown in the movie. Not sure why. Perhaps the producers thought that it may come across as Tom mocking Australians?

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Trivia: In the part where Tom Cruise and the girl are arguing, Cruise says 'Then feel better.' Then there is a 3-5 second silence. If you turn the volume up, you can hear sound effects from Roller Coaster Tycoon, a computer game - what sounds like kids playing and screaming on a roller coaster.

Trivia: The cover for the movie is wrong: Tom Cruise wasn't wearing his jacket at the end of the movie when he got the knife cut on his face, on the cover he is shown wearing it.

Trivia: While talking to Ethan, Anthony Hopkins asks him if he would like a cappuciuno. In the previous film, Ethan asks Jim Phelps if they can get a cappucino machine.

Trivia: Tom Cruise's cousin plays one of Ambrose's henchmen, he also plays the hotel clerk in Minority Report.

Trivia: The delays on the MI:2 shoot cost two of the actors high profile roles: Thandie Newton was replaced by Lucy Liu in Charlie's Angels, and Dougray Scott was replaced by Hugh Jackman in X-Men.

Trivia: In the Mission Impossible films, there is always a major character uncredited. In the first film, Emilio Estevez was uncredited as Jack Harmon and in this film, Anthony Hopkins is uncredited as Ethan's boss.

Factual error: In the scene at the race track where they show the virus infecting and destroying cells in the blood stream, they clearly show that it is red blood cells being infected. Viruses, in order to replicate, require the cell's DNA replication machinery. However, mature red blood cells in the circulation no longer possess this machinery since they no longer have a nucleus or DNA. It would therefore be impossible for this virus to replicate.

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Sean Ambrose: You know women, mate. Like monkeys, they are - won't let go of one branch until they've got hold of the next.

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Question: When Ambrose noticed the envelope was in the wrong pocket, and was thus tipped off that Nyah was a spy, how did he jump to the conclusion that Ethan was her contact? Did he play a mere hunch when he impersonated Ethan in front of her?

Answer: Ethan was the most probable candidate. Remember that Ambrose and Ethan had specifically worked together a few times with IMF in the past, as stated in the film, with them body doubling each other. Once Ambrose had his suspicious raised by the envelope, he decided to test Nyah. So showing up to her with Ethan's face would indicate if she recognized Ethan, or thought she was being approached by a total stranger at night.

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Answer: Ambrose has stolen Chimera, a virus developed by Dr. Nekhorvich. Dr. Nekhorvich was an associate of Hunt, and trusted him. This is why Ambrose had to pose as Hunt to extract him at the beginning. Given that Ambrose was posing as hunt on the mission he went rogue, it is logical that Hunt would be the one sent to take him down.

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