‘Mission: Impossible’: 10 Facts You Probably Don’t Know About The First Film

For nearly 20 years, Tom Cruise has continued to find ways to shock fans and drop jaws with his Mission: Impossible movies.

With the recent release of the fifth installment of the blockbuster franchise, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, quite a few fans and critics have taken a trip down Memory Lane to see Tom Cruise play Ethan Hunt for the very first time.

In the 1996 box-office hit, Mission: Impossible, Tom Cruise lead an impressive ensemble cast in the first big-screen adaptation of the classic television series.

With an estimated budget of $80 million, the Brian de Palma-directed film generated over $457.6 million at the box-office worldwide — making it clear that it would not be the last time that Tom Cruise played Ethan Hunt on the big-screen.

Many Mission: Impossible fans and critics have likely seen the first film of the blockbuster franchise numerous times — especially since it is currently streaming on Netflix.

However, there are still quite a few behind-the-scenes facts about the popular film that even the biggest fans of the franchise might not know.

ScreenCrush decided to bring quite a few of those mostly unknown facts about the first Mission: Impossible film into the spotlight with a viral YouTube video.

The video, which was first posted online back in May, focuses on ten surprising facts about the film — including the fact that several of the original TV series cast members apparently did not like it.

The fact that Mission: Impossible was the first film that Tom Cruise took on as a producer was shocking enough — especially when you consider the commercial and critical success of the film after it was released.

Perhaps the most memorable scene of the first Mission: Impossible film was the scene with the exploding fish tank. Quite a few people on Twitter apparently agree with that statement.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Tom Cruise is currently working on the sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.

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