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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation - Deleted Scenes

10-Minute Sequence Was Removed (Spoilers!)

This picture of the handcuffed Ethan Hunt was part of the advertising campaign for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation before the film was finished and hinted at a longer scene that doesn't happen in the final version of the movie. On the run from the CIA, Ethan Hunt is seemingly captured and then brought to the US embassy - and then freed by Benji in a sequence with a duration of almost 10 minutes.

For this rescue, Simon Pegg wears a fatsuit and a mask so that he has the appearance of Alec Baldwin, who plays the CIA boss. And that scene seems to be quite a funny one because Benji (who is of course played by Baldwin) gives Ethan a really hard time during the interrogation:

In the ten-minute chunk of the movie that we cut out, [Benji got to wear a mask]. And he shows up very unexpectedly. It was really richly rewarding. He showed up as Alec Baldwin [playing CIA chief Alan Hunley, who wants to disband the IMF]. And it was this really fun moment, and he pulls off an Alec Baldwin mask as Benji, and you’re like, ‘Fuck!’ And that’s how they escaped from Alec Baldwin.

It’s Alec Baldwin at his absolute finest. He’s so good in this scene. It’s Alec taking a monologue and just chewing it with his back teeth and just loving every minute of it. He has great zingers, and it’s Tom Cruise just being torn apart by Alec Baldwin. And Tom — I said, ‘I’m sorry, does this feel weird, that you don’t have anything to do in this scene?’ And Tom goes, ‘I got a front-row seat, man. This is like the greatest.’ He’s just sitting there in handcuffs with Alec Baldwin just destroying him.

But even though the scene was applauded by all those involved, it didn't fit right into the movie:

We loved it, and it was a big laugh, it was great. [But] all of the elements that made the scene work were also things that led the audience down a path that they didn’t want to go, and confused them with information they didn’t need.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is currently playing in cinemas. Maybe this and other removed scenes end up on the Blu-ray that can be expected later this year. It certainly sounds like a treat for fans.

Release: Aug 09, 2015 - Author: sausagemoo81 - Translator: Mike Lowrey - Source: Slashfilm

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