A psychiatrist with intense acrophobia (fear of heights) goes to work for a mental institution run by doctors who appear to be crazier than their patients, and have secrets that they are willing to commit murder to keep.
An unknown terrorist has developed a new type of bomb that will destroy clothing, but leave people unharmed. Agent Maxwell Smart (this time without 99 or Hymie) is taken out of retirement and sent back into the field to track down who this madman is and put a stop to his plans.Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
The film was critically reviled and was a major box-office flop. See more »
During the chase scene at the movie set back-lot, Sebastiani fires one shot, but two bullet holes appear in the set. See more »
[referring to Jonathan Levinson Seigle]
He's too weak to talk, he's humming the information to us!
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The opening credits are based on Don Adams/Maxwell Smart's catch phrase "Would you believe...?" The words literally form the backdrop of the action; at one point "Would you believe a movie called 'The Nude Bomb' could receive a PG rating?" appears; and after Max inadvertently blows up the bad guy, the words "Would you believe a helluva explosion?" appear on screen. See more »
In an overzealous attempt to soothe offended censors, several seemingly innocuous lines were dubbed when first broadcast on television including:
In the original version of a scene where Max and 22 interrogate a hospital patient who has trouble speaking, the patient whispers in Max's ear and 22 asks what he said - "He asked me to take my hand off his groin," Max replies. When the patient whispers in his ear again and 22 asks what he said, Max replies "He wants you to put YOUR hand on his groin." In the television version "gown" is replaced for groin in both lines.
In the original version of a scene where Max drags 22 by her legs out of a collapsing room (because she's seemingly paralyzed), she says "Max, I think I'm getting some feeling down there!" Max replies, "There's no time for that now, 22." In the television version, Max simply replies "That a girl."
Most oddly, in the original scene where Max accidentally discharges his gun when slipping it down the front of his pants, he looks down his pants and utters his trademark "Missed it by THAT much." In the edited version, he now says "Missed the bone by that much," which certainly sounds a whole lot dirtier!
Okay, I was 11 when I first saw The Nude Bomb -- it was on HBO, I taped it and watched it over and over and over and over again. A huge fan of Get Smart, yes, I was disappointed Don Adams was the only original from the series. But I do remember enjoying the film's opening - a spoof of the Bond-films, with women fawning over Smart as a hokey ballad played over the credits. And of course, Sylvia Kristel ... need I say more.
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