Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018) is the sixth movie of the spy franchise blew people away with its incredible action and one of the best sequences in the movie is a motorcycle and car chase through the streets of Paris.
The thing about the “Mission: Impossible” franchise these days is you aren’t going to see just one wild stunt performed by Tom Cruise, but multiple. In Fallout, he does a skydiving stunt, jumps across rooftops (which led to him breaking his ankle), and has a high-speed chase on a motorcycle through Paris.
The motorcycle and car chase through the streets of Paris was all done by Cruise. The precision that Cruise does it and the way it’s shot to indicate the high speeds he was actually driving to do it all is an incredible sight.
CinemaBlend sat down across from director Chris McQuarrie back in 2018 and chose to ask him about the motorcycle chase around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. The story of how they pulled it off did not disappoint.
The Arc de Triomphe was cleared from traffic for a short period of time. The filming crew had two hours in total to get the shot. That meant 30 minutes to get their stunt cars going in the right direction. And 15 minutes of Tom Cruise driving against traffic on a motorcycle, surrounded by cameras. The result speaks for itself – spoiler – it’s brilliant.
The cast of Mission: Impossible – Fallout includes Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan, and Alec Baldwin all of whom reprise their roles from the previous films, along with Henry Cavill, Vanessa Kirby, and Angela Bassett, who join the franchise. In the film, Ethan Hunt and his team must track down missing plutonium while being monitored by a CIA agent after a mission goes wrong.