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The Nude Bomb (1980)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 9 May 1980 (USA)
Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.

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Clive Donner

Writers:

Mel Brooks (characters), Buck Henry (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Adams ... Maxwell Smart
Sylvia Kristel ... Agent 34
Rhonda Fleming ... Edith Von Secondberg
Dana Elcar ... Chief
Pamela Hensley ... Agent 36
Andrea Howard Andrea Howard ... Agent 22
Norman Lloyd ... Carruthers
Bill Dana ... Jonathan Levinson Seigle
Gary Imhoff ... Jerry Krovney
Sarah Rush ... Pam Krovney
Vittorio Gassman ... Sauvage / Nino Salvatori Sebastiani
Walter Brooke ... American Ambassador
Thomas Hill ... President
Ceil Cabot Ceil Cabot ... Landlady
Joey Forman ... Agent 13
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Storyline

An unknown terrorist has developed a new type of bomb that will destroy clothing, but leave people unharmed. Agent Maxwell Smart (this time without 99 or Hymie) is taken out of retirement and sent back into the field to track down who this madman is and put a stop to his plans. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Don Adams is Agent 86 In His First Motion Picture [USA Theatrical] See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of Maxwell Smart See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,565,066, 11 May 1980

Gross USA:

$14,662,035

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,662,035
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally planned as a made-for-TV film, it was changed to a theatrical feature because of interest in the original series by the "Get Smart" fan club. As it turned out the film flopped at the box office, but a later remake of the series, Get Smart (2008), was a big hit. See more »

Goofs

In the clone fight scene, the face of Max's stunt double is clearly seen in several shots. See more »

Quotes

Maxwell Smart: Carruthers, radio our position to P.I.T.S. central. Tell them to send in the task force and to have them get here faster than possible.
[Carruthers leaves]
Maxwell Smart: Al right, 22, we got to invade that zipper before the mountain's fly closes.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are based on Don Adams/Maxwell Smart's catch phrase "Would you believe...?" The words literally form the backdrop of the action; at one point "Would you believe a movie called 'The Nude Bomb' could receive a PG rating?" appears; and after Max inadvertently blows up the bad guy, the words "Would you believe a helluva explosion?" appear on screen. See more »

Alternate Versions

Network TV prints retitle the film Return of Maxwell Smart and use a different opening credits sequence. See more »

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You're Always There
Sung by Merry Clayton
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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Turkey.
27 May 1999 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

There were two remakes of Get Smart. The Nude Bomb came first and while keeping the premise of the TV show it virtually abandoned the story line of the series (if you remember Maxwell Smart had married 99, had twins, and lived in an average apartment). The Nude Bomb plays as a spoof of James Bond movies. James Bond films ALREADY are a spoof so that was a bad idea. The film didn't realize that the cold war was over. Terrible, terrible Turkey. Don Adams would reunite with most of the Get Smart gang in the much superior Get Smart...Again! which picks up the original story line as it has progressed in the future and spoofs the fact that the cold war and spy era is virtually over. Sorry about that Chief.


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