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

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,542,005 (UK) (22 August 2008)

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$130,313,314 (USA) (31 October 2008)
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Trivia

James Caan, who plays the President, was a good friend and golfing buddy of Don Adams. He also guest-starred in the original Get Smart (1965) TV series. Caan played Rupert of Rathskeller in the two-part episodes, "To Sire, With Love" parts 1 & 2. See more »

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During the paintball fight, in slow motion, the paintball round is a regular firearm shell, with lead bullet and brass case. See more »

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[Max and 99 are six miles outside of Smolensk, walking along a dirt road]
Maxwell Smart: Okay, not to keep dwelling on this, but that was some kiss. How did you know that would work? Have you kissed other men who then plummeted to their deaths?
Agent 99: Okay, okay! You know what, so far our entire "partnership" has consisted of me getting you out of trouble! Do you know why? It is because you keep leading!
Maxwell Smart: Well...
Agent 99: So here's how we stop that: I lead now! I'm the one with field experience, and you know nothing!
Maxwell Smart: I beg to ...
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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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