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


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Kondormannen  »

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Trivia

In one scene, Barbara Carrera's character is terrorized by Oliver Reed's. A perfectionist, Oliver felt that Barbara's acting was wooden and not fully projecting the true fear her character would be feeling at that moment. Frustrated with her, he actually opened the door of the helicopter they were in and threatened to throw her out. The fear on her face is real. Getting the shot needed, Oliver shoves her back and then relaxes with a slight smile. In anger, Barbara actually elbows him painfully, which you can see in Oliver's face. But not wishing to sour the scene, he takes the punch, though his displeasure is plain on his face. (This little fight is in the film during the escape attempt from the ski lodge.) See more »

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(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 »

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Harry Oslo: [Harry arrives at the train station and looks for Woody. He spots him, wearing a trenchcoat, sunglasses and fedora pacing the loading platform. Harry walks up to Woody and taps him on the shoulder] What are you doing?
Woody Wilkins: [doing his Bogart impersonation] Of all the stations, in all the worlds... you like?
Harry Oslo: I hate. Gimmie the hat and trenchcoat.
Woody Wilkins: What? No!
Harry Oslo: Woody, you were hired because you're a civilian! Try to take it easy with the Bogart schtick.
[Harry takes the fedora and sunglasses]
Woody Wilkins: OK. But leave me...
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Crazy Credits

When the Condorman logo appears, a cartoon Condorman poses next to it and gets his wing caught underneath it. This is followed by the Condorman cartoon flying (and crashing) over live-action footage of Paris during the opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in Toy Story Toons: Small Fry (2011) See more »

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Remember when we were young
18 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film reminds me of the first 'flick' our entire family went to see. Oh and the last. Condorman will only be a good film for those who remember times gone by. This is a very watchable family film but don't expect major laughs, especially with Michael Crawford's (Ooooh Betty) poor American accent. This was Disneys alternative to Superman with a splash of James Bond, and quite simply it was anything but. Please watch it so you can see how much storyboards, acting and special effects have progressed. If you like Porsche's chasing a gypsy waggon, then this is for you. If you are going to analyse this film for its kit-ch humour, and the directors/studio's desperation to get a film out for Summer, don't bother, however it is a way of introducing a spy film to your 3 year old.


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