The Nude Bomb

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While enjoying retirement, secret agent Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) soon finds the world needs his services again. With a KAOS terrorist plot underway, the chief (Dana Elcar) of the PITS agency reenlists Smart to keep KAOS from detonating bombs that leave their helpless victims in the buff. With the help of fellow agents (Sylvia Kristel, Pamela Hensley, Andrea Howard), Smart must stop the terrorists before the world is faced with indecent exposure of monumental proportions.

Cast & Crew

Don Adams
Maxwell Smart
Vittorio Gassman
Sauvage, Nino Salvatori Sebastiani
Rhonda Fleming
Edith Von Secondberg
Norman Lloyd
Carruthers
Bill Dana
Jonathan Levinson Seigle
Gary Imhoff
Jerry Krovney
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Critic Reviews for The Nude Bomb (The Return of Maxwell Smart)

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (15)

  • The Nude Bomb is an uneven spy spoof that combines clever dialogue with unfunny chases and pointless fistfights.

    July 17, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The rebirth of the bumbling Mr. Smart must have come as good news to all his fans who have been watching reruns of Get Smart for the last 10 years. But the full-length movie version known as "The Nude Bomb" will disappoint them.

    April 28, 2018 | Full Review…
  • 'From a character conceived by Mel Brooks', reads the blurb, and there are various nods to his style of humour throughout this bitty spoof. But the rest relies more on technology than style, and on mediocre effects that can't carry the plot.

    January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
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  • I sort of enjoyed it, but it's thoroughly bankrupt filmmaking.

    January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • It ain't get "Get Smart", but it's great to see Adams back with the shoephone!

    August 17, 2008 | Rating: 3/5
  • Mildly amusing early on when it sticks to puns and one-liners, but falls apart quickly as it degenerates into a series of dumb comic action sequences. Easier to sit through when I was 8.

    June 21, 2008 | Rating: 4/10

Audience Reviews for The Nude Bomb (The Return of Maxwell Smart)

  • Dec 24, 2008
    The original series ran from '65-'70 and this movie was made in 1980. It's not very good, but better than the remake with Steve Carell in my opinion because it maintains the humor and style of the original. The characters and concepts were created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry so that should give you an idea of the type of humor. Evidently the producers wanted The Nude Bomb title and plot line, but some of the writers from the series had other ideas. The writers weren't allowed on set to prevent them from suggesting changes, but I think if the writers had been trusted more the movie could have been better. It's a PG movie, the nude bomb was hardly worth it. James Bond obviously became popular in the 60's, but there was a lot of spy fiction to spoof. The Pink Panther movies did the same thing with the same sort of pratfalls, non-sequitors, and bad puns. Then there were the Naked Gun movies and Austin Powers continuing to spoof spy adventures. But I was most surprised to realize that the 80's cartoon Inspector Gadget, which I grew up with, is basically a carbon copy of Get Smart from a couple decades before. Don Adams plays the same bumbling detective/agent character with often defective gadgets built into everyday items or on his person. The evil organization, how he completes his missions, a running gag about an agent that can hide in any object, it's all the same. Just do a couple minor cosmetic changes to a few supporting characters and the Get Smart formula got a second life for a few years in the 80's. If you liked the original Get Smart series or the cartoon Inspector Gadget, this probably won't blow you away, but you'll enjoy yourself for an hour and a half.
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