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Sunday, March 22, 2020


M-Net Movies Presents: Tom Cruise Pop-Up Channel 109 has arrived. M-Net Movies premium audiences are being treated to a pop-up channel that has almost every Tom Cruise film, with over 30 movies that he has led or starred alongside in. The earliest is Taps from 1981, and the most recent 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

Every week M-Net Movies will release entertaining trivia about the icon Tom Cruise and the amazing films he has been a part of.

Still to come are the following:

Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 14h11
Actress Gina Gershon stated in a podcast Interview that during their bed scene, Tom Cruise, knew she was extremely ticklish, and tickled her so hard, they both fell off the bed. It was, in fact, the take used in the movie.
The term for the flamboyant tending of the bar by Brian Flanagan (Tom Cruise) and Doug Coughlin (Bryan Brown) is "flair bartending" which is an acrobatic bar-tending skill. John Bandy, a flair bartender, trained Tom Cruise for the film.
Stars Tom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue had to endure extremely cold water conditions whilst shooting in Jamaica.
According to the The 80s Movies Rewind website, "Tom Cruise was married to Mimi Rogers at the time, and it was rumoured that they fought off-set constantly".

Rain Man
Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 15h56
During filming, Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise doubted the movie's potential and jokingly called it, "Two Schmucks in a Car".
Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro and Mel Gibson turned down the part of Raymond.
Tom Cruise always wanted to rehearse while filming. He and Dustin Hoffman rehearsed while driving to the set, and in their trailers during takes. They frequently switched roles.
Sir Michael Caine has revealed that Tom Cruise's performance in Rain Man was one of his personal favourites of all he'd ever seen on film.
At one point, this movie was the biggest grossing Best Picture Oscar winner. It was subsequently surpassed by Forrest Gump (1994), which had been put into development at a rival studio at roughly the same time.

Top Gun
Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 18h10
After the "car chase" when Charlie tells Maverick that she didn't want anyone to find out she was falling for him, Maverick originally had a line to say. Tom Cruise forgot the line and "ad-libbed" by kissing Kelly McGillis instead. Tony Scott liked it so much, he left the scene like that.
Jerry Bruckheimer on convincing Tom Cruise to sign on to the film after his initial reluctance: "So they (the Navy) take Tom up there, and they do five Gs. They do barrel rolls, they do everything. He's heaving in the plane. He gets on the tarmac, runs to a payphone ... and he said, 'I'm in. I'm doing the movie. I love it. This is great.'"
The tension between Maverick and Iceman isn't just down to good acting, Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer kept their distance from each other and never socialized.
When Tom Cruise went up in a real F-14 for the first time, he was with Lieutenant Commander Lloyd "Bozo" Abel. After Bozo did some manoeuvres, Cruise finally had no choice but to reach for his sick bag. However, as he did so, Bozo did a manoeuvre that put Cruise's head to the floor of the cockpit as he struggled to activate the intercom to tell Bozo what was happening.

Mission: Impossible III
Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 20h00
Tom Cruise did the vast majority of his own stunts in this film. Most of them were done without major injury. However, he cracked a couple of ribs once when he turned his upper torso too quickly.
Mission: Impossible III was J.J. Abrams' directorial debut on a feature film.
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) makes references to Lake Wanaka. Lake Wanaka is a lake in the South Island of New Zealand, which Tom Cruise visited while in New Zealand filming The Last Samurai (2003). He liked the place so much that he included it in this film.
Ethan Hunt makes references to Lake Wanaka. Lake Wanaka is a lake in the South Island of New Zealand, which Tom Cruise visited while in New Zealand filming The Last Samurai (2003). He liked the place so much that he included it in this film.
David Fincher was first slated to direct but dropped out to produce Lords of Dogtown (2005), which he also dropped out of directing. The basic storyline of the version on which he was working dealt with black market trade of body parts in Africa.
It's coincidental that one of the disguises that Tom Cruise adopts in the film is that of a priest. In real life, Cruise briefly studied to become a priest before he got the acting bug.
Mission Impossible III was Tom Cruise's eighth movie in a row to gross over $100m domestically.

A Few Good Men
Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 22h05
Jodie Foster, Linda Hamilton, and Michelle Pfeiffer were considered for the role of Joanne Galloway.
Tom Cruise's Jack Nicholson impersonation (when his character is quoting Colonel Jessep) was not scripted. Demi Moore's and Kevin Pollak's reactions are genuine.
According to Rob Reiner, Tom Cruise would always stay after rehearsals to work on perfecting his role.
Kevin Bacon praised Kiefer Sutherland for embracing the darkness of his character. Sutherland praised Tom Cruise for inspiring him with his acting.
Tom Cruise was attracted to this challenging role because of the "tremendous writing". He travelled to New York City to catch the Broadway play before signing on.
Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) is a Lieutenant Junior Grade. This is one rank below the previous Navy officer whom he portrayed in Top Gun (1986), Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell.