After a botched retrieval of sensitive documents, the scene turns to Moscow where the 4th installment of Mission Impossible is taking shape with Tom Cruise securely locked behind an iron gate. Ethan casually throws what appears to be a ball against a prison wall when he hears the sirens engaged, an obvious abnormality for any confined environment. As he steps out from behind the gate, he can't help but observe the total mayhem that is taking place. It appears that a breakout is being attempted, and his natural instinct is to think of the IMF team. Before making his way to the extraction point, Ethan causes his fellow agents some stress as he makes a detour.
The reason for his uninvited extraction was to save the day and help get back the documents which were earlier lost; the only problem is that they would have to find a way in and out of the Kremlin to make it happen. The fact that there was a chance of nuclear launch codes ending up in the wrong hands is enough of an incentive to light a fire under the agents, not to mention the loss of an associate, so with the astute leadership of Agent Hunt they set off to acquire the prize.
The entire operation quickly goes south, causing Hunt and his team to be left out in cold as they are blamed for the botched attempt and an explosion that rocked the capital. The only way to save face is to find the codes and return them to their rightful owners, a task that will be easier said than done. This powerful action movie is directed by Brad Bird and continues to show the strong presence that Cruise commands on the big screen. Look for familiar faces like Paula Patton (Jane Carter), Simon Pegg (Benji Dunn) and Jeremy Renner (William Brandt)