London, South Kensington
12 December 2000
Tom Cruise/Mission: Impossible, 1995
A costume comprising: a t-shirt of black stretch cotton, labelled Versus, Gianni Versaci, with white cotton name tag with black printed lettering Tom Cruise attached to the label with a safety pin; a pair of jogging pants of black stretch cotton with drawstring waist and zips to the ankles; a pair of gloves of black cotton with transparent rubber gloves over the top; a pair of black metal-framed spectacles labelled Jean-Paul Gaultier with length of black elastic sellotaped to the arms, in a silver-coloured JPG case; a pair of shoes of black suede with rubber sole with lace fastening; and an over-harness of black canvas with lace-up and buckle and velcro fastenings, labelled The Stunt Sewing Team, AMSPEC; -- made for Tom Cruise as Etan Hunt in the 1996 Paramount production Mission: Impossible; accompanied by two black and white publicity stills showing Tom Cruise wearing the costume, both -- 10x8in. (25.4x20.3cm.); and a typescript call sheet, no. 69, dated Monday, 19th June, 1995 (9)
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This costume is worn in the film by Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt when he breaks into the Central Intelligence Agency building and, using the harness to be lowered down into the room, downloads names off the N.O.C. list.
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