Mission Impossible (Wait, Wrong Show)


Brother Ray oozed from the ancient ex-police cruiser’s updated speakers.  The 440 Magnum purred counter melody, ready to scream forth if called on.

We were on a mission from God.

OK, maybe not, but trying to follow Jake and Ellwood, we needed some divine help.

“Are you sure this is where they filmed it?”

“Yeah.  See the ‘L’?”

“No way could a car go 110 through there.”

Dan popped out the cassette and put in the Peter Gunn Theme song.

“It’s night, we’re wearing sunglasses, hit it.”

A member of Chicago’s finest put an end to it before it started.


word count = 100

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37 thoughts on “Mission Impossible (Wait, Wrong Show)

  1. Bill

    I wonder how many potentially bad outcomes never happen because of legal intervention early on. I’ve not watched the whole movie lately, but I love watching clips at times. Good choice and well done, Trent.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I am sure legal intervention has nipped some very stupid ideas in the bud. I haven’t seen the movie in ages, but it was always one of my favorites, for the music if nothing else. Thanks.

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  2. Rowena

    The Blues Brothers were great. However, just wondering what triggered the link for you from this photo, Trent? My memory of the movie is a little fuzzy and being Australian I’m often not too familiar with the US prompts.
    Best wishes,

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The movie is set in Chicago, and one feature of the town is the elevated railroad, back then refereed to as “The El”, but now officially named “The L”. You can see it in the background in many scenes in the movie, and hear the trains rumble across, which I guess was the background of the Chicago Blues (as opposed to the Delta Blues) – poor people who created the blues would live where the rumble of trains was constant, while richer people would live away from the tracks. In the last big chase scene, they are driving under the L at high speed. There were a few shots of the speedometer at over 110 mph. Chicago is almost a character in the movie it is so present, and the L is such a huge backdrop in every important scene. I am not sure if the photo was taken in Chicago, but it looks a lot like it, and there is an elevated railroad in the photo, which might be The L. So my very first thought was the movie.

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      1. Rowena

        Thanks for explaining, Trent. I feel like I need to watch the movie again now, Trent to check this out.
        I have become more aware of the locations of movies and have enjoyed such virtual travels.

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