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Get Smart (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 20 June 2008 (USA)
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Maxwell Smart, a highly intellectual but bumbling spy working for the CONTROL agency, is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from rival spy agency KAOS.

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Peter Segal
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3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Maxwell Smart
Anne Hathaway ... Agent 99
Dwayne Johnson ... Agent 23
Alan Arkin ... The Chief
Terence Stamp ... Siegfried
Terry Crews ... Agent 91
David Koechner ... Larabee
James Caan ... The President
Bill Murray ... Agent 13
Patrick Warburton ... Hymie
Masi Oka ... Bruce
Nate Torrence ... Lloyd
Ken Davitian ... Shtarker
David S. Lee ... Krstic
Dalip Singh ... 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Jessica Biel was considered for the role of Agent 99. See more »

Goofs

When Smart drives through the building, it's an obvious stunt double. See more »

Quotes

Kid in Minivan: [sees Max dangling outside the window] Mom! Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom!
Mom in Minivan: Sean, Sean, Sean, Sean, Sean! You see how annoying that is?
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Crazy Credits

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 »


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Anna (El Negro Zumbon)
Written by Francesco Giordano, Armando Trovajoli (as R. Vatro), and William Engvick
Performed by Les Brown and His Band of Renown
Courtesy of ICON Performing Arts
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By far the BEST adaptation of a classic TV series for the big screen.
3 December 2007 | by jcallowsSee all my reviews

I just saw an advance screening of Get Smart and it was great! It was simply the best adaptation of a classic TV series for the big screen. I don't know how to explain it but it successfully carried the tone that the original series had. It was silly but not too silly and, at the same time, a little serious but not too serious. Familiar characters, props, music, jokes and lines all brought back fond memories of a delightful TV series. And there were plenty of new elements in this film that made it interesting and entertaining to watch. Steve Carrell was terrific as Agent 86 and seemed to capture the essence of Maxwell Smart. Not only did his portrayal of him resembled that of Don Adams' from the sound of Smart's voice to the delivery of Smart's lines, Carrell managed to inject a bit of his own personality to create a new Smart that didn't stray too far away from the old. Anne Hathaway was perfect as Agent 99. She did bear some resemblance to Barbara Feldon and actually delivered her lines in a similar manner as her at times. But more importantly, she had great chemistry with Carrell. A key ingredient to Get Smart's success was Maxwell Smart and Agent 99's chemistry and I'm glad the writers of this film didn't forget that. Feldon and Adams had terrific chemistry and so too did Hathaway and Carrell. Unlike previous film adaptations of old television series that only superficially resembled their TV series counterpart, this film can truly be considered a big screen version of the Get Smart TV series. Where Lost In Space, Mission Impossible, Charlie's Angels, Starsky and Hutch and (have I missed anything?) have failed, this film succeeded in maintaining the tone and style of the original series upon which it's based. Moreover, the filmmakers managed to bring Get Smart up to date without forgetting its roots. New ideas created for this film seemed to be natural extensions of those used for the original series. Jokes, props, music, characters and plot, old and new, all seemed to be born from the Get Smart world. I wish I could get into more details but I don't want to give anything away. I thoroughly enjoyed this film and highly recommend this to anyone, especially fans of the original TV series.


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USA

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English | Russian | Punjabi | Arabic

Release Date:

20 June 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,683,480, 22 June 2008

Gross USA:

$130,319,208

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$230,685,453
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1.85 : 1
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