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Get Smart (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 20 June 2008 (USA)
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A highly intellectual but socially awkward spy is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from a Russian spy agency.

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American Maxwell Smart works for a Government spy agency in an administrative capacity. When the agency's head office is attacked, the Chief decides to assign Maxwell as a spy and partners him with sexy Agent 99, much to her chagrin. The duo nevertheless set off to combat their attackers by first parachuting off an airplane and landing in Russian territory - followed closely by an over seven feet tall, 400 pound goon, known simply as Dalip. The duo, handicapped by Maxwell's antics, will eventually have their identities compromised, and may be chalked up as casualties, while back in America their attackers have already planted a bomb that is set-up to explode in a concert. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Saving The World. And Loving It. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some rude humor, action violence and language | See all certifications »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,683,480 (USA) (20 June 2008)

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$130,313,314 (USA) (31 October 2008)
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When the project was in development in 1998, Jim Carrey was attached to star. See more »

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The symphony abruptly skips five and half entire sections as Max, 99 and the Chief run into the concert hall. At the point where the camera shows the red X on Siegfried's score as if the performance is about to end, there are in fact nearly ten minutes remaining in the symphony. See more »

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[Max notices he has gum on the bottom of his shoe]
Maxwell Smart: Oh great, I have gum on the bottom of my new shoes.
[Max pulls out a box of matches and starts removing the gum with a match]
Guy on the plane: Hey! He's trying to light his shoe!
Guy on the plane: It's a shoe bomb! Get HIM!
Maxwell Smart: No, it's gum.
Lady on the plane: Gun?
Lady on the plane: He's got a gun!
Maxwell Smart: No... GUUUMM!
[the air marshall tackles him to the floor]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits feature are clips of Get Smart (1965) villains from the series, including Mr. Big (Michael Dunn's picture in a wanted poster) and the Claw. See more »


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Take a Chance on Me
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (as Bjoern Ulvaeus)
Performed by ABBA
Courtesy of Universal Music AB (SE)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not So Smart
21 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't believe the hype. If you have high hopes or have anticipated this movie to any degree, you may be disappointed. Even the hilarious and talented Steve Carrell can't save this poorly written, over-long silly spy flick. For the purists (fans of the original TV series), this movie bears little resemblance to the original characters and influence. Agent 99 and Maxwell (except for their names) are simply not the same characters. There are several isolated references to the original, but not enough to convince this fan that it is anything more than a poor shadow of the TV version. For those not familiar with the original TV series, you may not be disappointed but chances are you will be bored. There are a few cheap Hollywood political shots as well (really pathetic and oh so typical for an election year). We left after the first hour and weren't alone. Some left after 20 minutes.


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