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Get Smart (2008)

 -  Action | Comedy | Thriller  -  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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spy | airplane | 2000s | victorinox | tough guy | See more »

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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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20 June 2008 (USA)  »

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El superagente 86  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,542,005 (UK) (22 August 2008)

Gross:

$130,313,314 (USA) (31 October 2008)
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Jessica Biel was considered for the role of Agent 99. See more »

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The Score of Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th Symphony would not be titled "Ode to Joy". The "Ode to Joy" is the name of Friedrich Schiller's poem, which Beethoven based the Ninth on, found in Beethoven's sketch books, at the end of the fourth movement. The correct title would be 'Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"'. See more »

Quotes

Siegfried: 200 billion dollars by 3pm.
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Siegfried: You seem a bit slow, is there someone else I can talk to?
Shtarker: Good one.
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Anna (El Negro Zumbon)
Written by Francesco Giordano, Armando Trovajoli (as R. Vatro), and William Engvick (as Bill Engvick)
Performed by Les Brown & the Band of Renown
Courtesy of ICON Performing Arts
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Instant Classic, Carell Rocks
23 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to catch a screening of 'Get Smart' and absolutely loved it. I saw the movie in Manhattan and there's nothing tougher than a New York audience, and the whole room was dying laughing throughout the film. I don't know what church group these nay-sayers saw the film with, but it is hilarious.

Steve Carell is at his best. He is incredible as Maxwell Smart. He does channel Don Adams when appropriate, but really makes the character his own. His chemistry on-screen with Anne Hathaway, who plays Agent 99, is great. There's been some complaints about the age difference, but they clear that up in the film.

The story line is solid and helps introduce this great spy comedy to a new generation. The cast is absolutely stacked, Alan Arkin, the Rock, Dave Koechner all kick ass and help make 'Get Smart' an instant classic.

If you were a fan of the original 'Get Smart' series, there's no question you'll love this movie. Check it out.


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