Mission Impossible (1996) quotes

Director
Brian De Palma.

Cast
Tom Cruise.
Jon Voight.
Emmanuelle Béart.

An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.

Stick of gum, right?
– Jack Harmen
Red light, green light. Come up against a lock you can’t pick, you mash them together… *boom*. Hasta lasagna, don’t get any on ya. You’ll have about 5 seconds…
– Jack Harmen
Just don’t chew it.
– Jack Harmen

Can I ask you something, Kittridge? If you’re dealing with a man who has crushed, shot, stabbed, and detonated five members of his own IMF team, how devastated do you think you’re gonna make him by hauling Mom and Uncle Donald down to the county courthouse?
– Ethan Hunt

Relax Luther, it’s much worse than you think.
– Ethan Hunt

So, how does it feel to be a solid citizen again?
– Ethan Hunt
Man, I don’t know. I’m gonna miss bein’ disreputable.
– Luther Stickell
Well, Luther, if it makes you feel any better, I’ll always think of you that way.
– Ethan Hunt

You know, Claire was wrong about one thing, Jim.
– Ethan Hunt
Oh really? What’s that?
– Jim Phelps
Good morning, Mr. Phelps.
– Eugene Kittridge
I’m not the only one who’s seen you alive.
– Ethan Hunt

I thought I was going to see Max.
– Ethan Hunt
You misunderstood. No one sees Max.
– Matthias
Then what am I doing here?
– Ethan Hunt
Allowing Max to see you and hear what you’ve got to say.
– Matthias
I don’t communicate very well through a shroud.
– Ethan Hunt
If Max doesn’t like what you have to say, you will be wearing that shroud indefinitely.
– Matthias

Hey, I’m the flavor of the month.
– Luther Stickell

Zero bodycount.
– Ethan Hunt
We’ll see.
– Franz Krieger

RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT!
– Ethan Hunt

Of course he knew. Just *when* he knew is something of a mystery. You mind telling me, Ethan? Was it before or after I showed up in London?
– Jim Phelps
Before London. But after you took the Bible from the Drake Hotel in Chicago.
– Ethan Hunt
They stamped it, didn’t they? Those damn Gideons.
– Jim Phelps

Tell me, Senator, do you all have someone on your staff named Jack?
– Sarah Davies
Jack… I believe we did have a Jack. An unreliable fellow as I recall. Constantly late, and behind in his work. I was forced to tie him behind one of my best stallions and drag him around my barn for a few days.
– Ethan Hunt
Relax your crack, Foghorn. I’m working on it.
– Jack Harmen

Computers are a bitch.
– Luther Stickell

Try any sleight of hand with my money and I’ll cut your throat.
– Franz Krieger

They’re dead.
– Ethan Hunt
What? Who’s dead?
– Eugene Kittridge
My team. My team is DEAD. They knew we were coming, man. They knew we were coming and the disk is gone.
– Ethan Hunt
Are you intact?
– Eugene Kittridge
Do you read me! The list is in the OPEN!
– Ethan Hunt

Excuse me. Mr. Hunt? Would you like to watch a movie?
– Flight Attendant
Oh, uh, no thank you.
– Ethan Hunt
Would you consider the cinema of the Caribbean? Aruba, perhaps?
– Flight Attendant

The list is in the open.
– Ethan Hunt
Calm down Ethan, look some and see me.
– Eugene Kittridge
Wait, you’re in Prague?
– Ethan Hunt

Wake up, Claire! Jim’s dead! He’s dead! They’re all dead!
– Ethan Hunt

We were living in a democracy the last time I checked.
– Senator John Waltzer

Any questions?
– Jim Phelps
Yeah. Could we get a capuccino machine in here? ‘Cause I don’t know what you call this.
– Ethan Hunt
I call it cruel and unusual.
– Jack Harmen
Hey, I made that coffee.
– Claire Phelps
Exactly.
– Ethan Hunt

This is the Mount Everest of hacks.
– Ethan Hunt