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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.

Director:

Charles Jarrott

Writers:

Marc Stirdivant (screenplay), Robert Sheckley (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Crawford ... Woody Wilkins
Oliver Reed ... Krokov
Barbara Carrera ... Natalia
James Hampton ... Harry Oslo
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Morovich
Dana Elcar ... Russ Devlin
Vernon Dobtcheff ... 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 »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kondormannen See more »

Filming Locations:

Monte Carlo, Monaco See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of two spy films that director Charles Jarrott made in 1981. The other was The Amateur (1981). See more »

Goofs

Wire work is clearly seen above the Condorman suit flying over the Monte Carlo pier. See more »

Quotes

Woody Wilkins: [sitting up in the snow after falling from a cable broken by the KGB] I think they're gone! We can move now!
Harry Oslo: I... may... never... move... again.
[collapses into snow]
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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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Featured in The Many Faces of...: Michael Crawford (2013) See more »

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Cheezy yet sweet
31 December 2000 | by jknightSee all my reviews

Think of Batman meets Inspector gadget!

Even for '81 this movie can bring you along for thrill ride. Beautiful women, neat gadgets and one of the best car chases. The main musical theme is easy to remember and consist of a one word lyric "CONDORMAN!". Yet "Condorman" is so ignorant that he doesn't realize the peril he puts himself into. He's a cartoonist for goodness sake!

Wonderfully cheezy in today's standards!


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