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Condorman (1981)

Cartoonist Woody becomes the superhero he draws. Using his gadgets he helps a Soviet spy defect to the West.

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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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7 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Kondormannen  »

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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

Krokov: [turns on the lamp] Hello, Natalia. Welcome home.
Natalia: Sergei. I didn't expect you.
Krokov: I'm sure you didn't, my dear. Nor did I expect you to travel to Istanbul to meet our American friend.
Natalia: As I was going to tell you about. The meeting was supposed to be a civillian operation, eh? They sent a *top* agent. He was good.
[steps behind the dressing screen to change clothes]
Natalia: . Very smooth. And very tough. Almost as tough as you, Sergei.
Krokov: And his name? Surely, when you were finding out how... tough... and how ...
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Many Faces of...: Michael Crawford (2013) 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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