Last updated: 04:53 PM ET, Tue July 14 2015

Watch: Tom Cruise Ride Side of Airplane for Insane 'Mission: Impossible' Stunt

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | July 14, 2015

Watch: Tom Cruise Ride Side of Airplane for Insane 'Mission: Impossible' Stunt

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Tom Cruise showed off what it’s like to have the worst seats on an airplane, hanging on for dear life for a harrowing scene in his upcoming movie.

Digg spotted the following video that proves having to sit in the middle seat on an airplane isn’t nearly as bad as it could be.

If you are someone like famed fictional character Ethan Hunt, you are sometimes mandated to take a window seat.

And by window, we mean hanging on to the side of a flying airplane on the dangerous side of the airplane cabin.

“Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation” hits theaters July 31, and has already featured the above stunt in the trailer that has made the Internet rounds.

When you are able to get someone like Cruise to agree to this kind of stunt, you use the footage and use it often.

As visual effects supervisor states in the recently released featurette, Cruise performed the dangerous stunt a whopping eight times.

And, as Cruise states, there was little margin for error: “If something went wrong, I can’t get into the airplane until we land.”

Cruise continues, offering what it feels like to be strapped to the side of an airplane upon takeoff: “I’m feeling the force of the wind hit me. I’m actually scared [expletive].”

USA Today broke down the stunt in an interview back in March. Cruise stated at the time that there was more to worry about than the obvious dangers.

As the actor explains, there was a ton that could have gone awry: “While we are going down the runway, we’re worried about bird strikes, any kind of particle that the propellers could pick up, any kind of stone. I remember I got hit by a stone that was so tiny, you cannot believe. I thought it broke my rib. Lucky it went to my vest and not my hands or my face, it would have penetrated and gone right through.”

The latest iteration of Hunt promises a great deal more explosive action, but the one scene that continues to gain notoriety is this remarkable act of insanity from the 53-year-old actor.

We will now gladly take any seat afforded to us by our respective airline of choice, because riding on the side of a plane looks about as comfortable as it sounds.


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