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I was watching Ace Ventura Pet Detective today and observed a very interesting thing. The soundtrack of Mission Impossible is used in a scene where Jim Carrey is seen entering the bathroom of Camp and jumping from the window of the bathroom and reaching the pool. The soundtrack starts with this scene:

Ace Entering Camps bathroom

So how is this possible given the fact the first Mission Impossible released on 1996 whereas Ace Ventura released in 1994?

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The song you are talking about was the theme tune of the TV series Mission: Impossible (1966–1973). It returned to television for two seasons from 1988 to 1990.

Original Theme From YouTube:

The Mission Impossible movie is based on the TV series.

In 1996, the theme was remade by U2 members Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. for the soundtrack for the Mission Impossible movie. This means that Ace Ventura Pet Detective used the older version of the song from the TV series.

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Btw, the TV series was revived in 1988 for two seasons. – Oliver_C Nov 19 '12 at 14:48
@Mistu4u - Do check out the TV series (both of them). They are miles and miles better than the movies. – System Down Nov 21 '12 at 21:46
Kids these days... grin – Jamie Hanrahan Feb 13 '15 at 1:45

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