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Get Smart (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 20 June 2008 (USA)
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Maxwell Smart, a highly intellectual but bumbling spy working for the CONTROL agency, is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from rival spy agency KAOS.

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Peter Segal
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3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Maxwell Smart
Anne Hathaway ... Agent 99
Dwayne Johnson ... Agent 23
Alan Arkin ... The Chief
Terence Stamp ... Siegfried
Terry Crews ... Agent 91
David Koechner ... Larabee
James Caan ... The President
Bill Murray ... Agent 13
Patrick Warburton ... Hymie
Masi Oka ... Bruce
Nate Torrence ... Lloyd
Ken Davitian ... Shtarker
David S. Lee ... Krstic
Dalip Singh ... Dalip
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Don Adams had wanted Eric McCormack to play Maxwell Smart, but McCormack was not considered for the role. See more »

Goofs

During the concert, there is a cut to a pianist during excerpts of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 40 and Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Neither composition includes a piano part. See more »

Quotes

Larabee: Hey, Maxine! Why don't you come over here and we'll play a little game I like to call: 'Let's Go to the Dog Show'! I put a collar on you and make you my bi... AH!
[gets shot in the crotch with a paintball by Max]
Larabee: [while groaning, to 91] I think I really got inside head.
Maxwell Smart: [to 23] I am not proud of what I just did.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are a movie version of Get Smart (1965)'s intro: a sequence of Maxwell Smart going through various doors to reach CONTROL headquarters.

The last scene in the film is a movie version of Get Smart (1965)'s closing sequences: Smart leaves CONTROL headquarters through the same doors, but injures his nose on one door. See more »


Soundtracks

Ain't No Other Man
Written by Christina Aguilera, Harold Beatty, Kara DioGuardi, DJ Premier (as Christopher E. Martin), and Charles Roane
Performed by Christina Aguilera
Courtesy of RCA Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Contains a sample of "Hippy Skippy Moon Strut"
Performed by Moon People
Courtesy of The Clyde Otis Music Group
Under license from Argon Productions
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Not bad, lots of fun
22 May 2010 | by Bravesfan17See all my reviews

Director Peter Segal's version of Get Smart is not as bad as many people make it out be. Steve Carell put his own touch on the character of Maxwell Smart. At times Maxwell Smart does seem like a dumbed down version of Andy Stitzer (Carell's character from The 40-Year-Old Virgin) or Michael Scott (Carell's character from The Office), but that is how Carell works this role. Anne Hathaway does a good job as Smart's female counterpart Agent 99. She is tougher and smarter side of Smart. Alan Arkin and Dwayne Johnson do fine jobs in their roles but are not given a whole lot to do. Segal does a passable job of mixing the action and the comedy, and it works. You'll get some laughs out of it and it is a fun movie to watch.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Punjabi | Arabic

Release Date:

20 June 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,683,480, 22 June 2008

Gross USA:

$130,319,208

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$230,685,453
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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