In Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, at 116:42, Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) drives a BMW 1181 hatch off of an auto car transporter:
He was wearing his seatbelt:
And the air bag deploys:
Later on, at 120:15, one of the other agents says that is was a 100m vertical drop, and that the insurance doesn't cover that.
I have 3 parts to this question:
- Was it really 100m? This photo shows how far it is from where Ethan is to the floor:
I only count 7 or 8 levels for cars, and assunming that each bay is 2m tall (i.e. tall enough for a Land Rover discovery) that would make the drop around 20m. Maybe I've made a mistake in my estimations etc.
Would the seatbelt help at all? Was it right for him to wear it?
Could he have survived the drop, concious enough to open a briefcase and hit a stop button repeatedly for 33 seconds?
Could he have survived the real drop (I'm assuming it wasn't 100m)
Could he have survived a 100m drop?