PG | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.
The criminal organization KAOS appears in this movie but the intelligence agency from the original TV series, CONTROL, does not. The latter is replaced by PITS which stands for Provisional Intelligence Tactical Service. As with the original TV series, both KAOS and CONTROL were supposed to be acronyms, but co-creators Mel Brooks and Buck Henry never came up with anything for them to stand for.
Now you realize, Mr. Smart, that once KAOS learns your mission, they'll stop at nothing. You'll be in imminent danger, constant jeopardy, facing death at every turn.
Maxwell Smart: And... loving it.
In the clone fight scene, the face of Max's stunt double is clearly seen in several shots.
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.
In an overzealous attempt to soothe offended censors, several seemingly innocuous lines were dubbed when first broadcast on television including:
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