Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a 2015 American action film in which Ethan and his team take on their most impossible mission yet when they have to eradicate an international rogue organization as highly skilled as they are and committed to destroying the IMF. It is the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible series.

Directed and written by Christopher McQuarrie.
Desperate Times. Desperate Measures. taglines

Ethan Hunt[edit]

  • Welcome to Vienna, Benji. Miss me?
  • That missing plane was carrying the Secretary of the World Bank. The fire bankrupted a global arms corporation. That wreck triggered a civil war. These are no accidents. They're links in a chain, the work of a single organization - the Syndicate. A rogue nation, trained to do what we do, with a new purpose. To destroy the system that created them, regardless of who's in their way.
  • [to Ilsa] You were just doing your job. That's all we're going to say about it.
  • Desperate times, desperate measures.


[first lines]
Brandt: Benji? Benji, do you copy? Benji?
Benji: [disguised as a bush] Oh, s***.
Brandt: Where's Ethan?
Benji: Uh, I can't talk right now.
Brandt: The package is on the plane.
Benji: Yeah, I know. We're currently formulating a Plan B. Although, technically, it's a Plan C.
Brandt: This isn't going very well.
Benji: I am aware of that, Brandt; you're not helping.
Brandt: Where's Ethan?
Benji: I don't know. We're on radio silence.
Brandt: That plane cannot take off with the package on it; you understand?
Luther: [interjecting] We're working on it.
Brandt: Luther?! What the heck are you doing there? You're supposed to be on assignment in Malaysia!
Luther: I am in Malaysia. I've been here two days. Benji needed my help.
Benji: I didn't need help, I needed assistance. It's a different thing!
Brandt: [face-palms] The package is still on the plane.
[the plane's cargo door closes]
Benji: We understand the package is on the plane! We're trying to cripple it remotely.
Brandt: You can do that?
Luther: We can if the pilot left the satellite uplink switched on.
Benji: Which he has.
Brandt: And how do you access the uplink?
Luther: It involves hacking a Russian satellite.
Brandt: [chuckles sarcastically] I can't authorize that.
Luther: Which is why I didn't ask for permission.
Brandt: We are under investigation for misconduct!
Luther: The package is on board! What do you want me to do?!

Operator: Satcom 7.
Ethan: Western Europe, unsecured.
Operator: Designator?
Ethan: Bravo-Echo-1-1.
Operator: Connecting.
[the call is transferred to Brandt]
Brandt: This is Brandt.
Ethan: Go secure.
[Brandt encrypts the call]
Brandt: Go.
Ethan: London terminal is compromised. Repeat, London is compromised. Agent in place is down. Request immediate extraction.
Brandt: What happened? Who breached London? Do you have anything to go on?
Ethan: A face. He wanted something. Not information. He could've killed me, but he didn't.
Brandt: Okay, what do we think this means?
Ethan: The Syndicate is real. Repeat, the Syndicate is real. They know who we are, how we operate. I think I know why they've been so hard to find. Just focus operations on gathering any available intel regarding former covert operatives. It doesn't matter what country or agency, just as long as they are dead, or presumed dead. Start with Janik Vinter. He's also known as the Bone Doctor.
Brandt: I can't do that.
Ethan: What? What are you talking about?
Brandt: The Committee has shut us down. Operations are being handed over to the CIA. There is no more IMF. I've been ordered to bring everyone in. Ethan...
Ethan: I understand.
Brandt: Ethan...
Ethan: I understand, Brandt. We didn't have this conversation. I've disappeared in London. You don't know where I am, if I'm dead or alive.
Brandt: This man you saw, can you find him?
Ethan: I won't stop until I do.
Brandt: This may very well be our last mission, Ethan. Make it count. [hangs up]

Hunley: Less than 24 hours after we interviewed Benji Dunn about Ethan Hunt, he was on a plane to Vienna with tickets to the opera, and within six hours of his arrival, the Chancellor was dead! Now, that may be circumstances to some public defender, but to the CIA, that is actionable intelligence!
Brandt: Consider for the moment the possibility that Ethan's investigation lead him to the opera and that he's the one with the actionable intelligence.
Hunley: In any case, finding Hunt is no longer a pet project! The Special Activities Division will now have full discretion.
Brandt: You mean shoot to kill.
Hunley: Whether Hunt lives or dies is entirely up to him.

Brandt: [during car chase in Casablanca, alongside Luther] It's a high-speed chase! You just had to get the 4x4, didn't you?
Luther: Don't blame me; you chose the car!
Brandt: You just had to have it!

[the team attempts to open the data package they stole]
Ethan: What's happening?
Luther: I can't open it.
Ethan: What do you mean you can't open it?
Luther: I mean I can't open it, ever.
Benji: That's a red box.
Brandt: A what?
Ethan: It's a red box. The British government uses them to transport state secrets.
Brandt: Doesn't sound good.
Benji: Meaning it's triple-encrypted. You're not getting into that thing unless you have fingerprints, retinal scan, and a voice phrase spoken by a specific individual.
Ethan: The Prime Minister of Great Britain himself.
Benji: Yes, him.
Brandt: So what you're saying is there is no ledger, which means we have no proof that the Syndicate even exists. So we're back to square one, only now we're all wanted by the CIA. [sarcastically] I'm so proud of us.
Benji: What I don't understand is why is there a red box sat in a private data vault in Morocco?!
Luther: And why would Lane want it if he can't open it?
Benji: If Lane wants it, you can bet he has a plan to open it - and we just helped him steal it.
Luther: He's gonna take the Prime Minister.
Ethan: Yes, he is. The question is, how?
Benji: Well, we have to warn the British.
Brandt: Yeah, MI6. [pulls out a cellphone]
Ethan: No, no, Brandt, put down the phone. Let's just think about this for a minute.
Brandt: We have a responsibility to warn the British government, not gamble with the Prime Minister's life, Ethan! Just so you can beat the guy that has beaten you at every turn!
Ethan: Is that what you think this is? Brandt? Is that what you think this is?
Brandt: I think, right now, you're incapable of seeing that there's another way.
Luther: And sometimes Ethan is the only one capable of seeing the only way.
Brandt: And if he's wrong, we have Vienna - ALL OVER AGAIN!
Ethan: You don't know him! If he wants something to happen, THERE IS NO PREVENTING IT!
Brandt: That's why we have to warn the British!
Ethan: Maybe that's exactly what he wants us to do!
Brandt: Are you listening to yourself?! We're going to warn the British!
Ethan: No. We're going to find Lane, we're going to get him, before he takes the Prime Minister.
Brandt: [pauses, then slowly puts the phone back in his pocket.] Okay. Alright, Ethan. We're going to find Lane. But please tell me: how are we going to do that?

Ethan: I have to say, you sure can ride.
Ilsa: Ethan...
Ethan: You were just doing your job. That's all we're gonna say about it.
Ilsa: Atlee said you would understand.
Ethan: Atlee? Your handler in British Intelligence. And he didn't bring you in? Even after you gave him the disk?
Ilsa: You knew perfectly well it was blank.
Benji: That's a lie! The disk she took from me was an exact copy; I'm sure of it!
Ethan: Was it in your possession the entire time?
[Ilsa realizes that when she set the disk on a newspaper next to Atlee, he erased its data.]
Ilsa: They don't care if you live or die. But you knew I was going to take it to him.
Ethan: I hoped you would. I hoped it would be enough to get you out.
Benji: Whoa, whoa, whoa, that means Lane doesn't have the disk. Only we do.
Brandt: I have a question: if the disk was blank, why is she still alive? Unless, of course, Lane wanted us to find her.
Ethan: So who are you working for now?
Ilsa: Lane, Atlee, my government, your government, they're all the same. We only think we're fighting for the right side, because that's what we choose to believe.
Ethan: So where does that leave us?
Ilsa: The way I see it, you have three choices. One: you hand me and the disk over to the CIA, I am proof that the Syndicate exists, Lane becomes their problem and your work is done.
Brandt: My thoughts exactly.
Benji: Works for me.
Ilsa: But you know they're not going to believe you, and you'll all be tried for treason. Lane goes free.
Luther: I'm afraid she has a point.
Ilsa: Two: you let me walk away to an uncertain fate, and use the disk as bait to trap Lane. But part of you suspects you've met your match. And being a gambler, you'll probably end up handing Lane that disk whether you want to or not.
Benji: That is entirely possible.
Ethan: And option three?
Ilsa: Come away with me - right now.
[Ethan quietly fills with confusion]
Luther: Oh, boy.
Ethan: And what about Lane?
Ilsa: Forget about Lane. There will always be another Lane. There will always be people like us to deal with him. We've done our part and we've been cast aside. We can be anyone. We can do anything. It's only a matter of going.
Ethan: Lane sent you to deliver a message, didn't he?
Ilsa: I've saved your life twice. I won't be able to do it again.
Ethan: What's the message?

Hunley: [on the phone to Brandt] I had a feeling you'd come to your senses, Brandt.
Brandt: I'm only calling you because I have no other choice. I'm trying to prevent a catastrophe.
Hunley: I can understand that. Where are you?
Brandt: London.
Hunley: [turns to his plane crew] Re-route us to London now. [gets back on the phone] Where in London?
Brandt: I'll tell you when you land, not before.
Hunley: I'm not interested in playing games, Brandt.
Brandt: And I'm not interested in seeing my friends get killed either. So if I'm going to betray them, we're going to do this in my terms and my terms only, do you understand? Keep your phone on, instruction will follow. [hangs up]


  • Desperate times. Desperate measures.
  • Go rogue.


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