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Release Date:
9 May 1980 (USA) See more »
Don Adams is Agent 86 In His First Motion Picture [USA Theatrical] See more »
Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Would you believe... a funny but disappointing "Get Smart" followup See more (29 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Don Adams ... Maxwell Smart

Sylvia Kristel ... Agent 34

Rhonda Fleming ... Edith Von Secondberg

Dana Elcar ... Chief

Pamela Hensley ... Agent 36
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 ... Landlady

Joey Forman ... Agent 13

Patrick Gorman ... French Delegate
Earl Maynard ... Jamaican Delegate
Alex Rodine ... Russian Delegate

Richard Sanders ... German Delegate

Vito Scotti ... Italian Delegate
Byron Webster ... English Delegate

Ross Evans ... Polish Delegate (as Horst Ehrhardt)
Lawrie Osag ... Nigerian Delegate
Robert Karvelas ... Larabee
David Adnopoz ... Doctor

Adam Anderson ... Pilot
Kevin Donnelly ... Pilot
Gary Douris ... Pilot
Gary Young ... Pilot
Robert Ball ... Harrington
Bob Bralver ... Driver of 'Big Black Truck' (as Robert Bralver)

Hap Lawrence ... Sergeant Major
Ashley Cox ... Model #1
Beverly Hart ... Model #2
Edgy Lee ... Model #3

Nick Dimitri ... KAOS #1

Fred Lerner ... KAOS #2

Bond Gideon ... KAOS Guard
Cheré Bryson ... Tourist
Greg Wayne Elam ... Tourist (as Greg Elam)
Glynn Rubin ... Tourist

Dick Durock ... Jumpmaster
James W. Gavin ... Helicopter Pilot (as James Gavin)
Ross Reynolds ... Helicopter Pilot
James McInnes ... Spectator
Bobby M. Port ... Mini-Max (as Bobby M. Porter)
Richard Washington ... Blue Limo Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Leslie Hoffman ... Hospital Patient (uncredited)
Rose Michtom ... Wheelchair Patient (uncredited)

Lillian Müller ... Beauty on parade (uncredited)

Bobby Porter ... Maxwell Smart Clone (uncredited)

John Tuell ... Dynamyter (uncredited)

Dick Warlock ... KAOS on Plane (uncredited)

Directed by
Clive Donner 
Writing credits
Mel Brooks  characters &
Buck Henry  characters &
Arne Sultan  &
Bill Dana  &
Leonard Stern  (as Leonard B. Stern)

Produced by
Jennings Lang .... producer
Ted Mann .... executive producer
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
Cinematography by
Harry L. Wolf 
Film Editing by
Walter Hannemann 
Phil Tucker 
Casting by
William Batliner 
Robert J. LaSanka 
Production Design by
William H. Tuntke  (as William Tuntke)
Set Decoration by
Marc E. Meyer Jr. 
Costume Design by
Burton Miller 
Makeup Department
Albert Jeyte .... makeup artist
Chris McBee .... hair stylist
Production Management
Robert Latham Brown .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chuck Sanford .... second assistant director
Don Zepfel .... first assistant director
Peter Burrell .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Phil Haley .... property master
Sound Department
Gordon Daniel .... sound effects editor
Lowell Harris .... sound
Robert L. Hoyt .... sound re-recordist
Earl Madery .... sound re-recordist
Gilbert D. Marchant .... sound effects editor
Vince Melandri .... dialogue loop editor
Special Effects by
Whitey Krumm .... special effects
Richard Lea .... special effects
Greg Hendrickson .... propshop tech (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Jena Holman .... matte artist (uncredited)
David Stipes .... visual effects (uncredited)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Doug Coleman .... stunts
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts
Eddie Hice .... stunt coordinator
Leslie Hoffman .... stunt performer
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunts
Jim J. Poslof .... stunt double
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunt performer
Kym Washington .... stunt performer
Richard Washington .... stunt coordinator
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (uncredited)
Bobby Ferro .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt .... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (uncredited)
John Tuell .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Block .... camera operator
David L. Merrill .... dolly grip
Michael Simpson .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Bill Theobald .... assistant film editor
Dennis Michelson .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Bruce Miller .... conductor
Bruce Miller .... music arranger
Arnold Schwarzwald .... music editor
Other crew
Peter Burrell .... skiing coordinator (as Peter J. Burrell)
Kevin Donnelly .... sky diving coordinator
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Anthony Herrera .... double for vittorio gassman
Kay Parker .... body double
Kay Parker .... body double: sylvia kristel (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Maxwell Smart and the Nude Bomb" - , International (English title) (informal title)
"The Return of Maxwell Smart" - USA (TV title)
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94 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-12 | France:Tous publics | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video) | USA:PG (certificate #25912) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

This is the only ever theatrically cinema released 'Get Smart' movie featuring the original Maxwell Smart played by Don Adams.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Maxwell Smart:Sorry about that... Normie.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "As the World Turns" (1956)See more »
You're Always ThereSee more »


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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Would you believe... a funny but disappointing "Get Smart" followup, 11 November 2001
Author: jhaggardjr from Chicago, Illinois

"Get Smart" is an often very funny TV series that aired in the late '60s that can be seen in syndication (it currently airs on the TV Land Channel). It's a spy spoof created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry and starred Don Adams as Agent 86 Maxwell Smart, the clumsy spy who Lt. Frank Drebin (of TV's "Police Squad!" and "The Naked Gun" movies) can easily relate to. "Police Squad!" was a flop on television (lasting only 6 episodes) but it was loyally supported and as a result led to three successful theatrical movies. Before "Police Squad!" was created, the "Get Smart" series did the same thing. The final result was the other way around. "Get Smart" was a success, lasting five seasons on the tube (1965-70) and winning Emmys as Best Comedy Series twice and Adams winning Best Actor in a Comedy Series three consecutive times. Then ten years after "Get Smart" went off the air, several Hollywood writers and producers (Mel Brooks was not one of them) tried to do justice to the TV show by reviving it as a big theatrical movie. This concept didn't work however. "The Nude Bomb" was the big screen spinoff of "Get Smart". Although I found it to be occasionally funny, it comes off rather disappointing. First of all, Barbara Feldon (who played Smart's sidekick and wife Agent 99) does not appear in this film and her presence is sorely missed. The relationship between Agents 86 and 99 was one of the reasons why "Get Smart" worked so well. Second of all, where's the old "Get Smart" music theme at? That classic theme music that plays during the opening credits of every "Get Smart" episode is nowhere to be found in this movie. I love that theme! How could the filmmakers not put it in this movie? And third of all, where are those KAOS villains Siegried and Starker? Instead, "The Nude Bomb" features new characters that for the most part don't come off well. The plot of the film is about a new KAOS villain who hatches a plan to make the world naked by destroying all the clothing, and it's up to Agent 86 to stop him. Maxwell Smart's sidekicks this time include not one but three new female agents (Agents 22, 34, and 36). The Chief this time is played by Dana Elcar (TV's "MacGyver"), and here it's understandable why a different actor is playing the Chief. Edward Platt, who played the Chief on "Get Smart" died a couple of years after the show's run ended. But the other actors who played their characters to great lengths on "Get Smart" should have been a part of this movie instead of these new characters. That doesn't make sense. Adams plays a great comic character once again, and he carries "The Nude Bomb" singlehandedly. That's not enough. He needed his "Get Smart" co-stars badly in this movie. Though those famous lines that Smart always said on the show ("Sorry about that Chief!", "Would you believe...", and "Missed it by that much!") are still intact. Those are good for some laughs. "The Nude Bomb" has funny moments, but missing elements keep this from being the laugh riot comedy that it should have been. That's a crime! And a shame!

** (out of four)

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