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Get Smart

The world's safety is at risk when the terrorist organization KAOS starts killing operatives from CONTROL, the USA's top spy agency. There is only one person who can stop this terrible calamity: Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell), an unknown systems analyst. Paired up with Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway), the newly promoted operative sets out to save mankind-- but his bumbling ways soon prove to be the greatest threat of all. Get Smart is based on the TV series of the same name. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Theater Release: 19 Jun 2008
Video Release: 02 Nov 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Max accuses Agent 99 of profiling another passenger on the plane? What does it mean to profile someone? How do law enforcement officers and government agencies use this tool to help them solve crimes? For more information on how profiling works, visit http://people.howstuffworks.com/profiling.htm

In the film, The Chief disregards the significance of political statements made by actors. Do you think actors are qualified to make political comments about world situations or are they stepping beyond the boundaries of their celebrity status? What current causes are actors involved in?

If you could have any secret agent gadget, what would it be?

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