'Mission Impossible - Fallout' Featurette Details Tom Cruise's Harrowing 25000-Foot HALO Jump

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Cruise broke his ankle filming the upcoming Mission: Impossible Fallout, and it turns out that wasn't almost the craziest stunt he did in the Christopher McQuarrie-directed movie.

"I can't wait for the audience to see this", said Cruise of the stunt.

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With every new glimpse we get at Mission: Impossible - Fallout, it looks like Tom Cruise is doing more stunts than he's ever done in a single adventure as agent Ethan Hunt. Not only that, but it appears Cruise is actually pioneering this ultra-niche act when it comes to presenting it on the silver screen as an actor. It was almost a decade later that the Tom Cruise-led Mission: Impossible feature film would turn the small screen spy series into a hugely-successful cinematic franchise.

Cruise is well known for the fact that he insists on performing his own stunts, even when they end up putting him in the hospital. The risky jump is known as HALO (High Altitude Low Open) and is mostly employed by the military to enter hostile territory. That's impressive.The technique is mostly used by the military or those engaged in covert operations, where quick, unnoticed aerial infiltrations are more important than the safety one would garner from opening the chute far sooner.

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"You start losing your mind, but you don't really realize it", explained chief instructor Ray Armstrong.

The production built one of the world's largest wind tunnels to rehearse the stunt, developed a special helmet equipped with an oxygen mask, and completed over 100 jumps to get the shot.

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We must say, Tom Cruise never fails to impress us!

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