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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 . . . With difficulty See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 June 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El superagente 86  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


In the Latin American dubbed version, Agent 86 is voiced by Mexican actor Jorge Arvizu a.k.a. "El Tata", who also played the voice of the original Maxwell Smart in the 1965 Get Smart (1965) TV series. Following his style, the dubbed version includes many local puns and colloquialism. See more »


During the sequences after Max and 99 travel through the laser maze, the cuts on Max's tuxedo jacket disappear and re-appear repeatedly. See more »


[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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The Warner Bros logo is a lock on CONTROL vault doors, which opens up and let the doors swing open. See more »


4 Minutes
Written by Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Tim Mosley (as Timothy Mosley), and Nate Hills
Produced by Tim Mosley (as Timbaland), Justin Timberlake, and Nate Hills (as Danja)
Performed by Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake
Madonna appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Justin Timberlake appears courtesy of Jive Records
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Get REAL Smart-Don't Waste Good Money on This Drivel
4 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yet another TV show becomes a movie. Steve {The Office} Carell plays dimwitted agent Maxwell Smart in a movie that's so bad, it makes the worst movie you ever saw become the second worst movie you ever saw. The seventh rate story- if you can call it that has a megalomaniac trying to take over the world. It is so unfunny, it is absolutely pathetic. About the only thing Anne Hathaway does as agent 99 is look good-she seems incapable of doing anything else. Bill Murray has the fine sense to limit his screen time to about 90 seconds, and a few faces from the TV series turn up in very small roles. Movie is supposed to be part thriller and part action film. It is neither. Even though I really was not a fan of the TV series, at least it was light years ahead of this piece of -hit. All this does is drag it through the dirt and cheapen whatever good memories we had of it. Thank God Don Adams is not here to see it. Keep it up Hollywood! Keep making crappy movies like this and keep sendin 'em to the multiplexes on a weekly basis. No wonder the film industry is going down the tubes. This movie is so rotten, it's NOT even good for laughs. If this movie were a newspaper, it could be used to line the bottom of a bird cage. There is absolutely no reason to see this movie. A root canal is more enjoyable than this.! Rating- zero minus five stars. Unless you are a Masochist, STAY AWAY. Better still, do what the title says- Get Smart and save your nine bucks. You will be able to buy about 2 gallons of gas with it. Put it in your car and be thankful you did not waste it going to a multiplex to see this bomb!

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