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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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Cast

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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
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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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PG | See all certifications »
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7 August 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kondormannen  »

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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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

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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Crazy Credits

No ending credits. Just the "The End" phrase and the copyright notice. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Toy Story Toons: Small Fry (2011) 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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