Cartoonist Woody becomes the superhero he draws. Using his gadgets he helps a Soviet spy defect to the West.

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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 <turlough@geocities.com>

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During one take, when Condorman falls into the River Seine, Michael Crawford nearly drowned after the strength of the current was miscalculated. He was dragged five to ten feet under the water before two lifeguards pulled him out just in time. Crawford was willing to do the stunt again but director Charles Jarrott refused to allow it, and put a trained stuntman in his place. See more »

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

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Harry Oslo: Woody, you're a great cartoonist, and you're a great comic book writer - but you're a lousy bird.
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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 »

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Unlikely hero in comical family film
25 January 2005 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. I grew up watching Condorman and I always think of it with fond memories. The special effects may not be the best; however, the movie is over two decades old, and I think the effects are quite adequate. Besides, the movie is not supposed to be realistic, but rather it is a comedy with action elements. It provides a window into what people worried about in the early eighties; Cold War espionage is a major part of the story. Overall, it is charming and is a feel-good movie. It has all the classic elements: good verses evil and boy meets girl. It is a quality family movie and I would recommend this film to all who are young at heart.


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