This Episode, Should You Choose To Listen, Will Lead You To The 1996 Blockbuster ‘Mission: Impossible’

About this episode

Just a few weeks ago “Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One” opened in theaters, boasting what has been described as “the biggest stunt in the history of cinema” and is noted by one film exec to be “far and away the most dangerous thing we’ve ever attempted.” The stunt occurs when the hero, Ethan Hunt, rides a motorcycle off a huge cliff, then jumps off the bike in mid-fall to pull a parachute and ultimately land safely. 

The “Mission: Impossible” franchise has come to be associated with death-defying stunts, non-stop action, impressive disguises, and an unstoppable action hero in Tom Cruise.

But your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to travel back with us to the 1996 blockbuster that started it all, the original “Mission: Impossible,” in which espionage still played as large a role as the action. 

In this lively episode, we take you behind the scenes of the hit film, discussing everything from the inspiration for the movie to the reactions of the cast members of the “Mission: Impossible” TV series, to the special effects used to create the famous train scene, to the one regret Tom Cruise shared with Emilio Estevez

So be sure to join the fun; it will leave you saying, “Mission ACCOMPLISHED!”

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Show Notes for Episode 98!


Graham Norton show clip, discussing fish tank stunt

Mission Impossible (1996) Behind the Scenes youtube video

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