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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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Woody Wilkins
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Morovich
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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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When Woody is glamorizing Harry's job at the CIA, Harry responds, "Not everyone in the CIA is Robert Redford." This is a subtle joke regarding the 1975 movie, Three Days of the Condor (1975) in which Redford plays a CIA agent whose codename is Condor. See more »

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After the scene where Woody and Natalia escape from Morovich by turning the Condormobile into a hovercraft, Morovich reports to Krokov that the Condormobile turned into a hydrofoil. See more »

Quotes

Woody Wilkins: Oooooooohhhhh! Way to go, Russ! He got it exactly right!
Natalia: What is it?
Woody Wilkins: I'll show you!
[unpacks the jet trolly]
Woody Wilkins: See, you just, hook it onto the cable, then you open the stirrups, climb aboard, flip this switch, and Zowee! Right up the mountain!
Harry Oslo: Whoa... hold on!
Woody Wilkins: Harry, there's nothing to be afraid of.
Harry Oslo: Woody... I can't handle heights.
Woody Wilkins: OK. Then you climb on with me, and hold on.
Harry Oslo: [climbs on] Whhhooooooaaaaaa!
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No ending credits. Just the "The End" phrase and the copyright notice. See more »

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It was better when I was about eight years old
15 June 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I loved this film in the eighties. I used to own it on Betamax, but since VHS and DVDs took over the world, I lost my copy of Condorman somewhere along the way. Michael Crawford (better known for his hapless TV character Frank Spencer), plays a comicbook writer who gets recruited by the CIA.

As improbably as that sounds, you're best just glossing over it, as thinking too deeply about anything you see will spoil the film further.

It's just stupid, cheesy fun. I loved it as a kid, but I have to admit being a little disappointed at what was really in front of me all the time. I could still appreciate some of it. The gadgets were fun, but Frank Spencer... sorry, Woody Wilkins, can just be a bit annoying. His jokes aren't that funny and he isn't tough enough to carry off being an action hero. I know this is a parody of spy movies in general, but if you want a cheesier spy movie, just watch some of the later Roger Moore James Bond films.

Yes, I loved it as a kid and others who have such nostalgic memories of it will probably get something out of it, too. However, it's unlikely to find a new audience nowadays. If you have an eight-year-old boy, he might like it, but anyone over the age of eight will feel pretty bored by it all.

I'm giving it 6/10 because of how much I used to love it. By today's standards, it's probably no more than a 5/10.

http://thewrongtreemoviereviews.blogspot.co.uk/


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