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The Nude Bomb (1980)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 9 May 1980 (USA)
Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Maxwell Smart
... Agent 34
... Edith Von Secondberg
... Chief
... Agent 36
Andrea Howard ... Agent 22
... Carruthers
... Jonathan Levinson Seigle
... Jerry Krovney
... Pam Krovney
... Sauvage / Nino Salvatori Sebastiani
... American Ambassador
Thomas Hill ... President
Ceil Cabot ... Landlady
... Agent 13
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Storyline

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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Would you believe... Maxwell Smart goes undercover to expose a plot to make the world naked? See more »


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9 May 1980 (USA)  »

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The Return of Maxwell Smart  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,565,066, 11 May 1980, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,662,035
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Trivia

The film is far more "sexed-up" than the series ever was, from its title ("The Nude Bomb") to its leading lady (famous for appearing in the "Emmanuelle" series of softcore porn films) to the very raunchy dialogue to giving Maxwell Smart three love interests instead of one, and a plethora of both male and female nudity. See more »

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During the chase scene at the movie set back-lot, Sebastiani fires one shot, but two bullet holes appear in the set. See more »

Quotes

President: [on hotline in limo] Now you realize, Mr. Smart, that once KAOS learns your mission, they'll stop at nothing. You'll be in imminent danger, constant jeopardy, facing death at every turn.
Maxwell Smart: [on other line in Control Cab] And... loving it.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Referenced in Frank Zappa: New York and Elsewhere (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Always There
Sung by Merry Clayton
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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9 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Like the Austin Powers movies, "Get Smart" is a spoof of spy movies like the James Bond series, and "The Nude Bomb", made at the height of the Cold War, in the early 1980s, concerns Maxwell Smart, Agent 86, the guy with the shoe phone, pursuing the madman who has developed a bomb that, if exploded, would render everyone without clothes. This is an underrated movie and works well even with the absence of the original supporting cast from the 1960s television series. Almost, but not quite as funny as "The Naked Gun". 8/10


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