Watch: Raw footage of nervous Tom Cruise doing that insane 'Mission' plane stunt (and swearing about it)
You know that insane trailer for Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation featuring Tom Cruise literally hanging onto the side of an A400 plane taking off ?
It looks real because it is real. Cruise did the crazy stunt eight times for the fifth Mission: Impossible. So it's strap mega-star onto plane, have it take off, land again. Repeat.
You honestly don't appreciate it fully until you see this footage showing portions of the raw stunt. It has the plane steaming down the runway and you can see the windblown Cruise's feet getting knocked off the wing as it ascends dramatically.
Cruise, who did manage a thumbs-up before take-off, explains:
"I'm feeling the force of the wind hit me. I'm actually scared (bleep)-less"
Hard to decide what's more shocking, the footage or Cruise uncorking a swear.
Click here to see some some of the ways the stunt could have killed Tom Cruise.