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Condorman (1981)

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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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Krokov
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Natalia
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Harry Oslo
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ...
Morovich
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Russ Devlin
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Russian Agent
Robert Arden ...
CIA Chief
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Storyline

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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soviet spy | spy | cartoonist | cia | superhero | See more »

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An action adventure romantic comedy spy story. See more »


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7 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Kondormannen  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

(at around 55 mins) In a European scene, youngsters are astonished that 'Natalia' (or Woody's comic book creation of Laser Lady' ) is before them. Several children have comic books in their hands. As the boy in the foreground turns his copy around, you can actually read the back cover (US) edition advertisements and further can realize the front cover is in US English! You will also note that all children have US versions. See more »

Quotes

Woody Wilkins: Rupel for your thoughts...
[puts arm around Natalia]
Natalia: [puts her arm around Woody] When I parted from Krokov, I promised myself I would never love again... a man of deception. But now I know there is deception, and deception...
Woody Wilkins: I don't understand...
Natalia: But I do.
[smiles]
Natalia: When I go to America, and reading the Sunday funnies, and eating my Big Mac, and planning for the senior prom...
Woody Wilkins: [interupts] You may have missed the prom...
Natalia: ...I would like it very much, if I could pick up my American telephone, call my...
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No ending credits. Just the "The End" phrase and the copyright notice. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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The greatest motion picture of all-time. Hands down.
23 January 2000 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Forget Ben-Hur. Forget Casablanca. Forget The Godfather. Forget them all. Condorman is the greatest movie of all time. The epic story of the larger-than-life hero Condorman, brought to life by comic book writer Woody, a common man. When he is asked to partake in a secret mission of helping a beautiful Russian agent called "The Bear", but known passionately to Woody as Natalia, defect to the United States. Things go awry when the evil Russian Krokov sends the deadly assassin Morovich and his deadly Prognoviach. But just when Krokov thinks that "the best kept secrets of Woodrow Wilkins can be found by any small child for the price of a tiny coin", Woody uses one of his many disguises to fool Krokov. An amazing boat escape is the climax of this epic. So, order yourself a Triple Istanbul Express and sit back and enjoy the greatest single piece of art ever.


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