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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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Cast

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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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He Spies! He Flies! He Death-Defies! See more »


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7 August 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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: [in disguise as a wealthy sheik, Woody approaches Natalia on an outcropping of the estate] A thing of beauty!
Natalia: Yes it is. I do not believe we have met. Natalia Rombovia.
[holds out her hand to shake]
Woody Wilkins: [takes off his sunglasses and whispers] Don't scream out, the calvary's here!
Natalia: [surprised] Woo...!
Woody Wilkins: Shhh!
[gently places his hand over her mouth]
Natalia: [whispering] Woody! They told me you were dead!
Woody Wilkins: I've come to get you out. Come on!
[reaches to take her hand]
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No ending credits. Just the "The End" phrase and the copyright notice. See more »

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References Three Days of the Condor (1975) 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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