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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    TIL how old I am, because people aren't even aware that TV programmes I watched as a kid existed. But upvoted anyway.
    – Darren
    Oct 26, 2018 at 12:15
  • It doesn't even occur that maybe there was something before the Tom Cruise film?
    – OrangeDog
    Aug 26, 2019 at 11:23
  • @OrangeDog I am from a different country and different culture. So I am not aware of everything in Hollywood.
    – Mistu4u
    Aug 26, 2019 at 17:28

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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, 2012 at 14:48
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    @Mistu4u - Do check out the TV series (both of them). They are miles and miles better than the movies. Nov 21, 2012 at 21:46
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    Kids these days... grin Feb 13, 2015 at 1:45

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