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: In just a few hours you can be assured of going down in history as the typhoid Mary of "Aus." G'day.

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Question: What style of black leather jacket does Ethan Hunt wear just before the chase scene near the end of the movie, I've been looking for ages trying to find something similar?

Answer: The costume designer was Lizzy Gardiner, who can be contacted through Sandra Marsh Management (smarshmgmt@earthlink.net). The IMDb is the best place for questions like this.

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