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Watch: How the Famous ‘Mission: Impossible’ Heist Scene Was Made

Watch: How the Famous 'Mission: Impossible' Heist Scene Was Made

If you’re like me, all you took away from the first ‘Mission: Impossible’ film, helmed by Brian De Palma, was the scene where Tom Cruise hangs, arms and legs outwards, suspended from a cable over the floor of an extremely well-protected computer vault as, below him, a rather retiring-looking fellow… types some stuff. One drop of sweat falls from Tom Cruise’s noble brow and: the rest is history. This new ‘Art of the Scene’ installment from Cinefix does the entertaining work of explaining how that scene was made, complete with a clip from, if I’m not mistaken, ‘Rififi.’ 

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