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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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Cast

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 . . . With difficulty See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Punjabi | Arabic

Release Date:

20 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El superagente 86 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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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

99's wig at the party - a short bob hairstyle - is a nod to Barbara Feldon, who primarily wore the same hairstyle in her role as Agent 99 in the original series. See more »

Goofs

At Krstic's party, the snobby skinny girl's fan disappears and reappears before the heavy-set woman takes it from her, while dancing with Max. See more »

Quotes

Dalip: Bomb didn't go off.
Siegfried: Oh really bright eyes, what alerted you? Was it no boom-boom or the lack of a mushroom cloud?
Shtarker: It was the mushroom cloud for me.
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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 »

Connections

Remake of Get Smart (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't No Other Man
Written by Christina Aguilera, Harold Beatty, Kara DioGuardi, DJ Premier (as Christopher E. Martin), and Charles Roane
Performed by Christina Aguilera
Courtesy of RCA Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Contains a sample of "Hippy Skippy Moon Strut"
Performed by Moon People
Courtesy of The Clyde Otis Music Group
Under license from Argon Productions
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A nice little action-comedy.
17 March 2010 | by lewiskendellSee all my reviews

I enjoyed every minute of Get Smart. It's an agreeable and fun mixture of the action, spy, and comedy genres. Imagine a combination of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Pineapple Express, with some Steve Carell-style comedy mixed in. It's not similar in story to either of those movies, but it does manage to blend action and comedy together in a comparable way.

The casting is perfect, and really what makes Get Smart so likable. There is a pretty amazing group of actors gathered here, especially considering the fact that these kinds of films do not often attract A-list talent. Everyone seemed like they were having fun and enjoying their roles, and it shows in their acting.

Get Smart has a basic spy-type plot that certainly won't be winning any awards for originality. At the same time, I never though the fairly typical story was detracting from the movie. You're probably not watching this for a deep and thought-provoking experience, anyway.  

And who would have guessed that Anne Hathaway would be so good in an action role? I'd love to see her do more of this kind of thing in the future, she has a bit of a talent for it. 


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