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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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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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Before The Naked Gun, There Was . . . The Nude Bomb [USA Video] See more »


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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Wearing a stocking over his head, this movie's chief villains resembles Tom Noonan's serial killer Francis Dollarhyde from the later Hannibal Lecter movie Manhunter (1986). See more »

Goofs

During the fight, Max has a gas mask over his face. When he takes off Norman's mask, his own disappears from his face between shots. See more »

Quotes

Chief: Where's Sauvage?
Maxwell Smart: He got hung up.
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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 »

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Referenced in Laughing Boy (2000) 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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9 August 1999 | by (British Columbia) – See all my reviews

Like the Austin Powers movies, "Get Smart" is a spoof of spy movies like the James Bond series, and "The Nude Bomb", made at the height of the Cold War, in the early 1980s, concerns Maxwell Smart, Agent 86, the guy with the shoe phone, pursuing the madman who has developed a bomb that, if exploded, would render everyone without clothes. This is an underrated movie and works well even with the absence of the original supporting cast from the 1960s television series. Almost, but not quite as funny as "The Naked Gun". 8/10


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