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The Nude Bomb

Released 1980
Distributor Universal

It would seem that too many years had passed for this belated attempt to turn the popular Get Smart spy comedy series into a feature film to succeed, yet astonishingly it was a boxoffice hit despite its many departures from the spirit of the original. Brit Clive Donner may have seemed an odd choice to direct, but in all probability nobody else would have been able to impose much personality on this generic Universal Studios project, which plays out pretty much like a TV movie despite the strenuous efforts of star Don Adams and some occasionally funny supporting players. Fans of the show still like this one, though.

About Alan Spencer

Alan Spencer is best known for creating the classic satirical eighties sitcom Sledge Hammer! and the recent controversial "ultra violent" comedy Bullet in the Face for IFC. For years he's been regarded as one of Hollywood's top script doctors and has never lost a patient.