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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Would you believe... Maxwell Smart goes undercover to expose a plot to make the world naked? 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Larabee character is the only character other than Maxwell Smart to appear in every 'Get Smart' movie (to date). He is played by Robert Karvelas in this movie and in Get Smart, Again! (1989) and by David Koechner in Get Smart (2008). See more »

Goofs

During the sequence where Agent 86 and The Chief visit Carruthers at the apartment, the viewer can see in some shots that Don Adams is wearing a hearing aid in his left ear. See more »

Quotes

Sauvage: Maxwell Smart is a fool and a bumbler.
Nino Salvatori Sebastiani: So how do you explain how this bumbler has been able to thwart KAOS constanly in the past?
Sauvage: He's a lucky bumbler.
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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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References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Always There
Sung by Merry Clayton
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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Mostly a plug for the Universal Studios tour
26 December 2005 | by steve-bailey-1See all my reviews

As another IMDb contributor has noted, it seems very strange that Universal wanted to make a Maxwell Smart movie -- in fact, at the time, there was talk of doing a series of Smart movies a la Inspector Clouseau -- and then went out of its way to remove nearly every element that made "Get Smart!" so funny. Nearly all of Don Adams' supporting cast (esp. Barbara Feldon and Edward "Chief" Platt) are absent here, as are rivalling spy agencies CONTROL and KAOS, as well as *any* of the show's writers or producers. Happily (with the exception of the deceased Platt), they'd all get it right nine years later, for the TV-reunion-movie "Get Smart, Again!" Indeed, as of this writing, that movie is the only "Get Smart" item available on DVD; better that than "The Nude Bomb," at least.


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