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"High Stakes and Sky-High Insurance: The Risky Business of Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible 7 Stunt Coverage"

“High Stakes and Sky-High Insurance: The Risky Business of Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 7 Stunt Coverage”

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The Surprisingly Low Cost of Tom Cruise’s Stunt Insurance for Mission: Impossible 7

A recent report has shed light on the insurance cost of Tom Cruise’s stunts for the highly anticipated movie, Mission: Impossible 7 – Dead Reckoning Part One. Contrary to expectations, the cost of insuring Cruise’s daring feats was surprisingly low, estimated to be between $2.9 million and $4.4 million. However, it is important to note that additional coverage was likely required due to the unusually dangerous nature of Cruise’s stunts, which can increase costs to 5% to 20% of the policy limits. These figures highlight the unique challenges faced by the production team in ensuring the safety and success of the film.

The High-Stakes World of Stunt Coverage

Typically, insurance costs for a film cover a wide range of aspects including the cast, property damage, sets, wardrobe, and equipment. The industry standard for insurance expenses typically ranges from 1% to 2.5% of the total budget. With a budget of $291 million for Dead Reckoning Part One, the estimated stunt insurance costs fall within this range. However, Cruise’s stunts necessitated additional coverage due to their high-risk nature. This “can cost 5% to 20% of policy limits and require a deductible of up to 10%,” further highlighting the unique risks associated with insuring such extraordinary feats.

Mission: Impossible 7 and the Pandemic Effect

The budget for Mission: Impossible 7 – Dead Reckoning Part One ballooned to nearly $300 million, largely due to production delays caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The insurance costs were consequently inflated, taking into account the extended production timeline and the need for additional coverage. The pandemic undoubtedly presented unforeseen challenges to the production team, forcing them to adapt and adjust to changing circumstances. Despite the budgetary strain, the investment in insuring Cruise’s stunts is undoubtedly justified to ensure the success and safety of the film.

The Continuation of High-Stakes Stunts in Mission: Impossible 8

As filming for Mission: Impossible 8 – Dead Reckoning Part Two began in March 2022, it is highly likely that yet another substantial insurance policy was taken out to cover Cruise’s daring stunts. The footage shot on the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier in the Adriatic Sea suggests the inclusion of underwater scenes, potentially allowing Cruise to reclaim the breath-holding record he set on Rogue Nation, which was recently broken by Kate Winslet on Avatar: The Way of Water. The continuation of high-stakes stunts in Part Two reaffirms the franchise’s commitment to thrilling audiences while pushing the boundaries of action cinema.

Conclusion: A Worthwhile Investment

Despite the challenges and costs associated with insuring Tom Cruise’s stunts, it is clear that Mission: Impossible 7 and its forthcoming sequel, Part Two, are ventures that prioritize pushing the limits of action and excitement. While the insurance costs may seem substantial, they are a necessary investment to safeguard the well-being of a celebrity known for his willingness to perform dangerous feats to entertain and captivate audiences. As we await the release of Mission: Impossible 7 – Dead Reckoning Part One and eagerly anticipate the action-packed sequences of Part Two, we can rest assured that the insurance coverage ensures that the risks undertaken by Cruise and his team are adequately managed.


"High Stakes and Sky-High Insurance: The Risky Business of Tom Cruise
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