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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.

Director:

Clive Donner

Writers:

Mel Brooks (characters), Buck Henry (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Adams ... Maxwell Smart
Sylvia Kristel ... Agent 34
Rhonda Fleming ... Edith Von Secondberg
Dana Elcar ... Chief
Pamela Hensley ... Agent 36
Andrea Howard Andrea Howard ... Agent 22
Norman Lloyd ... Carruthers
Bill Dana ... Jonathan Levinson Seigle
Gary Imhoff ... Jerry Krovney
Sarah Rush ... Pam Krovney
Vittorio Gassman ... Sauvage / Nino Salvatori Sebastiani
Walter Brooke ... American Ambassador
Thomas Hill ... President
Ceil Cabot Ceil Cabot ... Landlady
Joey Forman ... 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of Maxwell Smart See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only "Get Smart" production that does not include the "Get Smart" phrase wording in its title. Even its television title "The Return of Maxwell Smart" did not have the "Get Smart" phrase. All other "Get Smart" TV series and movies have included the words "Get Smart". See more »

Goofs

During the sequence where Agent 86 and The Chief visit Carruthers at the apartment, the viewer can see in some shots that Don Adams is wearing a hearing aid in his left ear. See more »

Quotes

Maxwell Smart: That girl worries me a lot, Chief. Whatever happened to the regulations regarding female agents? They're supposed to be unmarried, without dependence and willing to fool around a lot.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Network TV prints retitle the film Return of Maxwell Smart and use a different opening credits sequence. See more »

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References Battlestar Galactica (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Always There
Sung by Merry Clayton
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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Hide this "bomb" under the "Cone of Silence"
7 October 2006 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

One of the poorest of the classic TV show adaptation movies. Lacks any of the heart of the original show. Only Don Adams, of the original show, was involved in this film. He reprises his Maxwell Smart character very well, but there's no humor in the script for him to work with.

The classic spy movies satire Get Smart provided the kind of jokes you could use as one-liners in everyday speech, and the pleasant nostalgia of remembering lines like "Missed it by that much," "Sorry about that, Chief," "Would you believe...," etc. still evoke a smile today. This movie had little of that humor, and a contrived storyline that tried but went nowhere. Worst of all: there were none of Admas's hilarious co-stars doing the agents 99, 13, Himey, and of course the Chief. Ed Platt, as the chief, had passed away by the time this was made, but they failed to even get one of the others.

The writing of failure was on the wall before they started. One has to wonder: why (beyond the obvious cash-in on the name, that is) did they do this? At least the word "bomb" was in the title to warn you.


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