Tom Cruise Breaks Silence On Death-Defying Motorcycle Stunt


Tom Cruise performs death0-defying stunt for Mission Impossible 7

On a crisp September morning in Norway, Tom Cruise walked up to a Honda CRF 450, mounted, and rode a ramp off a cliff.

When it comes to making a bike look good, world-renowned actor Tom Cruise has the cat in the proverbial bag. His stunts are a thing of legend – and one of his most impressive stunts to date will be featured in the action film “Mission: Impossible 7”.

In the film, Tom Cruise times a cliff jump without crunching into helicopter, drone, bike, or cliff walls on the descent. Cruise explains the technical details to EmpireOnline, stressing the difficulty of execution.

And who can blame him? If I had to ride a gorgeous bike off a ramp and time my parachute like that, you’d be scraping me off the floor with a spatula.

“If the wind was too strong, it would blow me off the ramp. The helicopter [filming the stunt] was a problem because I didn’t want to be hammering down that ramp at top speed and get hit by a stone. Or if I departed in a weird way, we didn’t know what was going to happen with the bike. I had about six seconds once I departed the ramp to pull the chute, and I don’t want to get tangled in the bike. If I do, that’s not going to end well.”

For Cruise, the stunt itself took about six seconds – but the actual training took months to pull off properly, and lockdown/phase mandates didn’t help the film’s production.

Unprecedented times caused the actor and crew to find alternative filming routes, and the push to produce paid off.

Tom Cruise on the set of mission impossible 7

He recalls the relief at being able to carry forward with production, stating, “I was thinking about the people I work with and my industry. And for the whole crew to know that we’d started rolling on a movie was just a huge relief. It was very emotional, I gotta tell you.”

Keep a beady eye on the box office mates – this film promises to be an eye-opener.

*edit – thanks for the heads-up on the incorrect motorcycle brand/model everyone!  The BMW is rectified to a Honda..may it rest in peace.*

17 Comments

  1. Frank
    June 4, 2021
    Reply

    Should have been the other way around.

    • Alan Squires
      June 5, 2021
      Reply

      I admire the bloke.

      1. He rides motorcycles.
      2. He does his own stunt/s
      3. He’s laid Nicole Kidman… Green with envy

      • Steve
        June 7, 2021
        Reply

        Not true…..he acts like he does his own stunts…….he is a phoney…..

        • Dees
          June 8, 2021
          Reply

          He literally did this stunt. I’m blown away how dumb you are for saying this.

  2. Car
    June 4, 2021
    Reply

    Poor bike. It became expendable. Cruise is learning from James Bond on trashing agency assigned machines.
    I felt bad when Daniel Craig trashed the hell out of the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish. 🙁

  3. JM Brookes
    June 4, 2021
    Reply

    Because of his high position within the Scientology cult he was able to buy a planet for his spirit to retire to when he finally carks it. So, riding a bike off a cliff is not a worry. With a planet home for back up what could go wrong ?

    • Buffalo Bob
      June 5, 2021
      Reply

      It’s exactly like the amish cult, it’s really selfish how they think.

    • Cletus
      June 5, 2021
      Reply

      It’s an inanimate object. Smh I think the bike didn’t feel anything.

  4. Brent
    June 5, 2021
    Reply

    Looks like a Honda CRF?

    • GORN
      June 6, 2021
      Reply

      It’s not a GS, that’s for sure.

      • Dees
        June 8, 2021
        Reply

        Did either of you morons actually read the fucking article? Is a Honda CRF 450. Holy shit, are people really this dumb?

        • June 8, 2021
          Reply

          Hey Dees, we originally reported the incorrect bike and have since corrected the article.

  5. Bonedog
    June 6, 2021
    Reply

    Def not a BMW GS in pic

  6. Chuck
    June 6, 2021
    Reply

    I wonder how much his insurance policy against injury or death costs. It must be millions.

  7. Bernard Bartenbach
    June 6, 2021
    Reply

    Mr.Cruise is true actor and puts mouth where his heart is.

  8. Rob L
    June 7, 2021
    Reply

    Definitely not a bmw…more like a few year old honda crf450….and a much better bike to be launching off a cliff. Sorry bmw…

  9. Hewwo
    June 8, 2021
    Reply

    I wonder if he knows where David Miscavige’s wife is? Only been missing since 2007, no biggie.

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