History Trivia / MissionImpossible

29th Nov '16 7:52:58 PM MarkLungo
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** When Leonard Nimoy replaced Martin Landau as the disguise expert, he played his regular role of Paris and the BigBad in "The Choice," and Paris, a double of a deceased premier and said premier (in pictures), plus the "Robot" of the title. There were also several times when he played minor roles in disguise and the audience had no idea it was him.

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** When Leonard Nimoy Creator/LeonardNimoy replaced Martin Landau as the disguise expert, he played his regular role of Paris and the BigBad in "The Choice," and Paris, a double of a deceased premier and said premier (in pictures), plus the "Robot" of the title. There were also several times when he played minor roles in disguise and the audience had no idea it was him.



** In "Gunslinger", Jim Phelps remarks that he used to be pretty good with a sixshooter and does a few GunTwirling tricks to the admiration of his teammates. The filming makes it obvious that actor Peter Graves (who cut his acting teeth in westerns in the 1950s) is doing his own twirling.

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** In "Gunslinger", Jim Phelps remarks that he used to be pretty good with a sixshooter and does a few GunTwirling tricks to the admiration of his teammates. The filming makes it obvious that actor Peter Graves Creator/PeterGraves (who cut his acting teeth in westerns in the 1950s) is doing his own twirling.
29th Nov '16 7:49:00 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: And, in the case of the 80s revival, [[CaliforniaDoubling Australia Doubling]].
** Although the latter averted it in three episodes ("The Cattle King" and the two-parter "The Golden Serpent"), which were set wholly or partly in Australia.
** The episode "Action!" centers on an Eastern European film studio, which is actually Creator/DesiluStudios, where ''Mission: Impossible'' itself was filmed.
** In one season one episode it was literal - the team was trying to trick a Russian spy into believing that the compound they were holding him in outside Los Angeles was actually a KGB facility near Moscow.
10th Sep '16 7:45:24 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: The film went into pre-production without a script that the filmmakers wanted to use. Creator/BrianDePalma designed the action sequences but neither David Koepp nor Robert Towne were satisfied with the story that would make these sequences take place. Towne ended up helping organize a beginning, middle and end to hang story details on while De Palma and Koepp worked on the plot. Towne rewrote scenes literally between takes during filming.
10th Sep '16 7:43:23 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** [[Music/U2 Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton]] were fans of the series and did their own version of the theme song.

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** [[Music/U2 [[Music/{{U2}} Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton]] were fans of the series and did their own version of the theme song.



** Creator/MichaelDouglas, Creator/AlPacnio and Creator/RobertRedford were considered for Jim Phelps.

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** Creator/MichaelDouglas, Creator/AlPacnio Creator/AlPacino and Creator/RobertRedford were considered for Jim Phelps.
10th Sep '16 7:42:22 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** One of the codenames on the NOC list is [[Film/TopGun "Maverick"]].
* ActorInspiredElement: The scene that takes place in a glass-walled restaurant with a big lobster tank in the middle and three huge fish tanks overhead was Creator/TomCruise's idea. There were 16 tons in all of the tanks and there was a concern that when they detonated, a lot of glass would fly around. Creator/BrianDePalma tried the sequence with a stuntman, but it did not look convincing and he asked Cruise to do it, despite the possibility that the actor could have drowned.



* LifeImitatesArt: Inspired by the film, a helicopter successfully flew through a tunnel in Brazil in 2006.
* MissingTrailerScene: A shot of Ethan and Claire kissing passionately is shown in the trailer (and indeed in the brief excerpts from the film at the start of the film itself) but doesn't feature within the movie.
* MoneyDearBoy: Creator/BrianDePalma said that one of the reasons why he agreed to direct the film was because he needed a commercial hit at that time.
* PromotedFanboy: Creator/TomCruise was an avid fan of the TV series.
** [[Music/U2 Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton]] were fans of the series and did their own version of the theme song.





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\n** Creator/GeorgeClooney was offered the part of Ethan Hunt but he turned down due to work in ''Film/OneFineDay''. Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/RalphFiennes, Creator/MelGibson, Creator/JohnTravolta and Creator/BruceWillis were later considered for the part before Creator/TomCruise got the role.
** Creator/MichaelDouglas, Creator/AlPacnio and Creator/RobertRedford were considered for Jim Phelps.
** The role of Claire was originally offered to Creator/JulietBinoche.
6th Jul '16 4:25:48 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* GenderFlip: Max was originally a man before Creator/VanessaRedgrave was cast.
5th Jun '16 11:38:35 AM Cindylover1969
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* AwardCategoryFraud: "The Seal" got Lalo Schifrin a Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Composition - even though a) the episode was almost completely tracked with music written for other episodes... and b) the only piece of original music in the episode was written by Jacques Urbont!
5th Jun '16 11:23:45 AM Cindylover1969
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Bruce Geller wanted ''Creator/HenryMancini'' to write the theme music (but because Mancini wouldn't get to keep the publishing rights, he said no).
30th May '16 6:34:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CastingGag: The 80's sequel series starred Greg Morris's son (Phil Morris, perhaps best known as [[{{Seinfeld}} Jackie Chiles]]) as Barney Collier's son.

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* CastingGag: The 80's sequel series starred Greg Morris's son (Phil Morris, perhaps best known as [[{{Seinfeld}} [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Jackie Chiles]]) as Barney Collier's son.
17th May '16 2:22:07 AM glickmam
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* DisownedAdaptation: Fans and cast members of the original TV series strongly disliked the first film because it made [[spoiler:Jim Phelps]] the villain. [[spoiler:''Creator/PeterGraves'' was offered the part of Phelps in the movie, but turned it down in disgust.]]

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* DisownedAdaptation: Fans and cast members of the original TV series strongly disliked the first film because it made [[spoiler:Jim Phelps]] the villain. [[spoiler:''Creator/PeterGraves'' [[spoiler:Creator/PeterGraves was offered the part of Phelps in the movie, but turned it down in disgust.disgust. In addition, Martin Landau (Rollin Hand) and Greg Morris (Barney Collier) were also quite critical about the film making Phelps the villain, with Morris actually storming out of the movie theater in anger before the film actually ended.]]
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