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Q: Mission Impossible I - question on film ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Mission Impossible I - question on film
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: delard-ga
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Posted: 18 Sep 2006 15:09 PDT
Expires: 18 Oct 2006 15:09 PDT
Question ID: 766379

Something I didn't understand. At one point he says that he worked out
jim was a bad guy when he saw the bible from the hotel he had stayed
at. Jim says "damm did they stamp it" or something like that.

Can you explain?

Subject: Re: Mission Impossible I - question on film
Answered By: denco-ga on 18 Sep 2006 16:15 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Howdy delard-ga,

This review of "Mission: Impossible," that appears on the website,
explains the connection between a bible and the discovery of the "bad guy" of
the movie.

"For example, Ethan's [Ethan Hunt, Tom Cruise's character in the movie] mission
was called "Job 314," and when he sees a Bible, he realizes it's a code for the
book of Job, chapter three, verse 14. He even figures out someone's e-mail
address from this quote!"

We find out the bad guy's "codename" is "Job," and Ethan starts adding it all
together to figure out the Phelps connection.

This movie review by Erik Childress on the website explains
Jim Phelps' reaction.

"... Hunt discovers a bible in the hotel, stamped as taken from the Drake Hotel
in Chicago, where Phelps had said he had stayed on a recent mission. ... Hunt
begins to piece together that night his own way, figuring out that Phelps was
the one involved all along."

Here are the two scenes in question, first towards the beginning, then later in
the movie.

                How was Chicago? 

                Wonderful.  Ran into a convention of auto 
                dealers at the Drake Hotel.

                You knew about Jim?

                Course he did.  Just exactly when he knew
                is something of a question.  Before or
                after I showed in London, mind telling
                me, Ethan?

                Before London.  But after you took the
                Bible out of the Drake Hotel in Chicago.

                They stamped it, didn?t they?  Those damn

The website of The Gideons International explains their connection.

"Members of The Gideons International place and distribute scriptures in 181
countries in 82 languages. We focus on five primary areas:

Hotels and Motels

If you need any clarification, please feel free to ask.

Search strategy:

Google search on: "Mission Impossible" movie bible

Google search on: "Mission Impossible" script

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