Tom Cruise Drifted While Handcuffed in a Car With Marvel Star in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One: “Whose idea was it again?”

Tom Cruise Drifted While Handcuffed in a Car With Marvel Star in Mission
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The anticipation is palpable as fans eagerly await the release of the latest installment in the Mission Impossible franchise, Dead Reckoning Part One. The film promises to deliver the adrenaline-pumping action and daring stunts that the series is renowned for. One scene, in particular, has caught the attention of fans and critics alike – a high-speed car chase through the streets of Rome, with superstar Tom Cruise, handcuffed in a car alongside Marvel star Hayley Atwell.


But this is no ordinary chase; Cruise, reprising his role as Ethan Hunt, navigates the chaotic Roman traffic one-handed, adding an extra layer of thrill to the already heart-stopping sequence.

Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell in a Chase Like No Other

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A still from the Dead Reckoning’s car chase

The heart of Rome, known for its unpredictable traffic and narrow cobblestone streets, unfolds a car chase that sets a new bar for action sequences. Tom Cruise, as Ethan Hunt, and Hayley Atwell, portraying the character Grace, find themselves handcuffed together in a high-stakes pursuit. With only his right hand to control a BMW 5 Series, Cruise weaves through the Roman traffic, evading their pursuers with a skill that is nothing short of breathtaking. Notably, Cruise skillfully executes several drifts, which intensify the thrill of the scene due to the challenging conditions in which they are performed.


The chase takes an unexpected turn when Ethan and Grace ditch the BMW for a seemingly unassuming yellow Fiat 500. But this Fiat proves to be as unpredictable as the streets it’s driven on, adding a new level of challenge to the already intense chase.

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Crafting the Perfect Chase

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Tom Cruise is seen driving the Fiat 500 with Hayley Atwell

Filming such a complex and demanding scene took a lot of work. The crew faced the daunting challenge of capturing the high-speed chase on the bustling streets of Rome, using real vehicles in the sequences. The cobblestone streets, a characteristic feature of Rome, added an element of unpredictability to the driving, making the task even more challenging. The Fiat 500, with its seemingly autonomous mind, proved to be a wild card, adding an extra layer of difficulty to the shoot. Despite these challenges, the crew captured the thrilling chase, providing the audience with an authentic and immersive experience.


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Whose Idea Was It Again?

Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise
Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise

The thrilling chase sequence is the brainchild of director Christopher McQuarrie and stunt coordinator Wade Eastwood. Or is it? In a recent video uploaded on Twitter by Tom Cruise himself, both he and McQuarrie playfully blame each other for the idea of the daring one-handed car chase. The video was captioned, “Whose idea was this again?”. This light-hearted banter adds a touch of humor to the intense preparation that went into creating the scene.

McQuarrie’s vision was to let the city of Rome dictate the nature of the chase, adding a unique touch to the scene. Cruise’s determination to avoid crashing while handcuffed to Atwell was a testament to his commitment to the role. Cruise’s perspective on the scene was simple – he wanted to thrill the audience. His admission about this being unlike any car chase he’s done in the Mission Impossible movies speaks volumes about the intensity and excitement in this sequence.


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Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is about to raise the bar. With its thrilling chase sequence and the creative minds behind it, the film promises to deliver an experience that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats. As we count down the days to its release, one thing is certain – this is one mission you won’t want to miss.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One will hit theaters on July 12, 2023.


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Hikithe Achumi is a Marvel Comics and MCU enthusiast with 5 years of content writing experience. With a background in Journalism and Digital Media.