Murray Close's Movies
Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Photo by Murray Close
RealAudio: Murray talks about
the making of 'Mission:Impossible.'

Although Tom Cruise had repeatedly done his own stunts in 'Mission: Impossible,' this one had everyone, except Tom, wondering. Multiple cameras were set up, I was using a remote controlled system linked to the Canon RS with the pellicle mirror, and on a cue the special effects crew blew an explosive device on the large fish tanks in the set and followed that up with vast ‘tip tanks’ containing thousands of gallons of water. Tom had to time his escape to not get drowned in the water but also not to leave too early to give away the game. We could only do one take and that was enough.

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