Ground Control to Major Tom

4/11/2007 1:55 PM PDT

Ground Control to Major Tom

Tom Cruise had all the wrong moves as he tried to start his vintage Corvette outside of Mastro's last night.


TomKat emerged from the steakhouse and were immediately surrounded by photogs and autograph hounds. They quickly hopped into a 1950s Vette, but Cruise couldn't get the car started fast enough to make a quick getaway -- apparently not having the right touch.

After sitting in the car and looking embarrassed, the car finally let out a loud purr for the couple, and they were allowed to drive off.