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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
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Morovich
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Russ Devlin
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Russian Agent
Robert Arden ...
CIA Chief
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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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He Spies! He Flies! He Death-Defies! See more »


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7 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

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

Turkish waiter: Your order sir?
Woody Wilkins: [indicates Natlia's drink] I'll have one of those.
Turkish waiter: One Istanbul Express.
Woody Wilkins: Yes. A double.
Turkish waiter: [suprised] A double? Nobody orders the double, sir!
Woody Wilkins: Okay. Make it a triple.
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No ending credits. Just the "The End" phrase and the copyright notice. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hangar 18 (1989) 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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