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.
Comic book auteur becomes an accidental spy during the later days of the cold war. I hadn't seen this in decades, but it's still reasonably fun for a kid's movie.
Love this film.
Sits nicely in my top 20 of childhood classics.
Just watched this again for the first time in probably 20 years. Introduced it to my daughters. Sure it is cheesy and has 1981 effects. So what. The story holds up. What boy/man doesn't want to save and get the girl?
Not good but the intro is pretty great, as is the chase sequence - for nothing more than the cool cars.
Michael Crawford stars in a light espionage comedy for children with a comic book backdrop.
The film is relatively simple if a little flat and lifeless. Even the villain lacks a little verve. And it certainly could have helped if there was much more Condor, rather that yellow vehicles that are meant to somehow relate to a Condor.
The Reverence: The Triple Istanbul Express.
A childhood favourite, I used to watch the car chase over and over again.
Needs a Blu-ray release pronto!!
This was the first film I saw at the cinema. My parents took me home after an hour as I had 'earache' – to this day I still believe my screaming was due to a paper-thin plot and bad performances.
So shit that it is great. Probably one of my first cinema visits as child so this is why I like it so much. fond memories probably hide how bad it really is.
Remember this? No? Not surprising. It was in the Disney non animation era of movies. There crack on a kid friendly Bond. Great soundtrack, Oliver Reed, Micheal Crawford hamming it up. What's not to like?