PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime
Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.
Jenny Agutter, Shelley Hack, Lynda Carter, Pam Dawber and Valentina Cortese were considered for roles.
I advise you to drop your guns an put up your hands.
KAOS #1: Why?
Maxwell Smart: Because at this very minute, my friend, this chalet is being completely surrounded by 500 alpine crack troops.
KAOS #1: I find that hard to believe.
Maxwell Smart: Would you believe 150 Tirolian ski-troops?
KAOS #2: No we ...
Maxwell Smart: How ...
In the chase scene where Max is driving his desk, chasing he chief the chief's car goes up on two wheels to get past the parked Pinto. As the Chief's car passes the Pinto, the ramp that forces the car up on two wheels can be clearly seen.
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.
Network TV prints retitle the film Return of Maxwell Smart and use a different opening credits sequence.
$3,565,066 11 May 1980