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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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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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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

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: Well?
Harry Oslo: I got some information on Natalia.
Woody Wilkins: Tell me!
Harry Oslo: Krokovk's got her. He's holding her at the embassy on the border of Monte Carlo.
Woody Wilkins: We've gotta get to her, Harry!
Harry Oslo: Woody, wait. We also got new orders. We've been ordered back to the U.S. The mission's considered a bust.
Woody Wilkins: I can't go back. Not without Natalia. I love her, Harry.
Harry Oslo: I know.
Woody Wilkins: Look, I've still got top rated clearance. That gives me access to anything I need, right?
Harry Oslo: Woody, that was before we were ordered back to the states!
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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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Comic spy spoof
27 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the most talented actor's of his era stars in the lead role. Perhaps we could say that the other actors' were being given a chance. There was no lack of ambition in making the film. Some of the on-location scenes are truly stunning. Although the special effects are starting to appear dated they are none the less original and brilliant. The concept of the film is a cross between a comic book hero and a secret agent who failed O'Level spying. It has the humour of the Morecambe and Wise show and the special effects of an early Bond film. A worthy flick that will appeal to everyone from young to not-so-young. It contains humour, gadgets, one-liners and plenty of action and is certainly not as predictable as one might think.


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