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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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The World's New Super Hero See more »


Certificate:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

When Harry's supposedly uninhabited car drives itself off the pier, a driver can be seen hidden inside the driver's seat, as the driver's arm is visible, cleverly hidden with the upholstery. See more »

Quotes

Woody Wilkins: Oooooooohhhhh! Way to go, Russ! He got it exactly right!
Natalia: What is it?
Woody Wilkins: I'll show you!
[unpacks the jet trolly]
Woody Wilkins: See, you just, hook it onto the cable, then you open the stirrups, climb aboard, flip this switch, and Zowee! Right up the mountain!
Harry Oslo: Whoa... hold on!
Woody Wilkins: Harry, there's nothing to be afraid of.
Harry Oslo: Woody... I can't handle heights.
Woody Wilkins: OK. Then you climb on with me, and hold on.
Harry Oslo: [climbs on] Whhhooooooaaaaaa!
[...]
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015) See more »

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Far from great, but still a lot of fun.
14 April 1999 | by LeonardZeligSee all my reviews

"Condorman" is not a great movie. However, it is a lot of fun to watch. "Condorman" follows cartoonist Woody Wilkins (Michael Crawford), an eccentric who refuses to have his hero, Condorman, do anything in a comic book that he himself hasn't done in real life. The acting is predictably predictable, but still fun. Aside from Crawford, the other characters include a ravishing Barbera Carrera as the gorgeous Russian spy Wilkins falls for, and Oliver Reed as her "old fling". If for no other reason than to see a pre-"Phantom" Crawford in an outrageous role, this movie is worth at least a look.


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