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Condorman (1981)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  7 August 1981 (USA)
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Cartoonist Woody becomes the superhero he draws. Using his gadgets he helps a Soviet spy defect to the West.



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Complete credited cast:
Woody Wilkins
Harry Oslo
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ...
Russ Devlin
Russian Agent
Robert Arden ...
CIA Chief


Comic artist and writer Woody performs a simple courier operation for his friend Harry who works for the CIA. But when he successfully fends off hostile agents, he earns the respect of the beautiful Natalia, who requests his assistance for her defection. Woody uses this request as leverage to use the CIA's resources to bring his comic book creation, Condorman, to life to battle the evil Krokov. Written by Ben Evans <>

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7 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Kondormannen  »

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This 1981 film was the second of two back-to-back cinema movies directed in consecutive years by Charles Jarrott for the Disney film studios. The first had been 1980's The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980). See more »


Wire work is clearly seen above the Condorman suit flying over the Monte Carlo pier. See more »


Harry Oslo: Right away, Russ!
Russ Devlin: Have everything set up, I want to move on this right away!
Harry Oslo: Right!
Russ Devlin: I want you there, yesterday! Plan B.
Woody Wilkins: [after Russ leaves] What's Plan B, Harry?
Harry Oslo: I don't know. But I hope to have it ready before you get to Yugoslavia.
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Crazy Credits

In the first version released by Anchor Bay Entertainment, the pace of the opening credits has been sped up, as is evidenced by the speed of the boats, vehicles, tourists, and finally Michael Crawford's walking around on the Eiffel Tower before Russ appears. See more »


References Three Days of the Condor (1975) See more »

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Ready for a Re-make.............
7 April 2003 | by (Wittering, UK.) – See all my reviews

I saw this on VHS rental in the early 80's and remember it with massive fondness. Over here in the UK the film has been deleted from VHS for over a decade so my chance to see this film again was nil.

So along came DVD, I had no player and this was only available in the US. I bought a player that could play all regions and imported me a copy, and when it bounced through the letterbox to the floor I was like a kid at Christmas.

This is the story of an American comic book artist drawing his books from Paris. His best friend, and flat mate, is a CIA office clerk. When a job comes up for a civilian to carry out, Woody is recruited. After the success of the first mission, all be it by pure luck, Woody is requested by a KGB agent to help her defect.

Now this film is still one of my favourites at the age of 30. And that's not seeing through rose tinted glasses anymore. This film is funny and you really wanna see the good guys win. The gadgets blow James Bond away and I dare anybody who doesn't wanna own a old wagon that converts to a car, or a massive condorman suit that helps you fly.

Now for the bad bits. The film doesn't relate to today's audience with the cold war long since dead and the Russians our friends and allies now. Michael Crawford will always be Condorman to me, but his American accent is very poor. The films print looks lifeless with no colour and the music still lives in 80's ville. Also the plot is very loose, why they went across the alps and through small villages when they could of got on a plane and been in the US in a few hours is never explained. But please do not let this put you off. This is a gem of a movie that still makes me wanna be Condorman. So Speilberg you ever make a remake of this count me in...........

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