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Get Smart (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 20 June 2008 (USA)
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A highly intellectual but socially awkward spy is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from a Russian spy agency.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Maxwell Smart
... Agent 99
... Agent 23
... The Chief
... Siegfried
... Agent 91
... Larabee
... The President
... Agent 13
... Hymie
... Bruce
... Lloyd
... Shtarker
... Krstic
... 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 »


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

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20 June 2008 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,683,480, 22 June 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$130,319,208, 6 November 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$230,685,453, 6 November 2008
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Jessica Biel was considered for the role of Agent 99. See more »

Goofs

The Score of Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th Symphony would not be titled "Ode to Joy". The "Ode to Joy" is the name of Friedrich Schiller's poem, which Beethoven based the Ninth on, found in Beethoven's sketch books, at the end of the fourth movement. The correct title would be 'Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"'. See more »

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Maxwell Smart: Am I wearing boxers? For future reference, I usually prefer briefs for their security and peace of mind. Going free-bird is not exactly ideal. I don't like it.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Features Enemy of the State (1998) See more »

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Anna (El Negro Zumbon)
Written by Francesco Giordano, Armando Trovajoli (as R. Vatro), and William Engvick
Performed by Les Brown & the Band of Renown
Courtesy of ICON Performing Arts
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Not So Smart
21 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Don't believe the hype. If you have high hopes or have anticipated this movie to any degree, you may be disappointed. Even the hilarious and talented Steve Carrell can't save this poorly written, over-long silly spy flick. For the purists (fans of the original TV series), this movie bears little resemblance to the original characters and influence. Agent 99 and Maxwell (except for their names) are simply not the same characters. There are several isolated references to the original, but not enough to convince this fan that it is anything more than a poor shadow of the TV version. For those not familiar with the original TV series, you may not be disappointed but chances are you will be bored. There are a few cheap Hollywood political shots as well (really pathetic and oh so typical for an election year). We left after the first hour and weren't alone. Some left after 20 minutes.


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