When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he's invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest.
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
There are three notable cameos in the film from people involved in the original series: Bernie Kopell (the driver Max stops in the street) played Sigfried, Leonard Stern (the pilot whose plane Max commanders) produced and wrote for the show, and James Caan (the President) was a guest star on the series, playing that episode's main villain. See more »
[after Max flags down a car in the middle of the road]
What are you doing, dummkopf? Running out in the middle of the road? You could get hit by a car!
[the Opel is smashed into from behind by another car]
Well, that... was ironic.
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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 »
Get Smart is one of my all-time favorite television shows and so I was thrilled when I first heard that it would be made into a movie. When the details of the casting was released, I couldn't imagine anyone more perfect than Steve Carrel as Max or Anne Hathaway as Agent 99. Unfortunately, the script was awful and caused a wonderful opportunity to be wasted.
The familiar lines of the original television series were used in ways that they made no sense. The relationship between the two star characters -- which was so important to the original series -- was all wrong in the movie. It was so bad, in fact, that I found it difficult to recognize the characters I knew so well and I kept forgetting that I was watching Get Smart.
I really believe that this had all of the ingredients to become a hilarious movie, but someone messed up horribly along the way. It came across as if the writers have never even watched the television series, because they didn't seem to know what they were doing. Sadly, this was a waste of a wonderful opportunity to recreate one of the funniest television shows ever.
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