History Film / Condorman

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* RefusalOfTheCall: When Harry asks Woody to do him a favor by taking the courier mission in Istanbul, Woody loudly declares that, "I am not a spy!" It takes Harry playing on his desire to show off his Condorman persona to get him to finally go along with the idea.
15th Feb '16 8:54:50 PM Fighteer
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* JumpedAtTheCall: By begging Harry to let him go on a spy mission, Woody grabs the call when it was not even meant for him in the first place.
3rd Nov '15 1:54:52 PM Morgenthaler
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20th May '15 8:58:41 AM Fighteer
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A 1981 Disney live-action [[IndecisiveParody spoof]] of the classic SpyFiction genre, ''Condorman'' follows the exploits of the hapless Woodrow "Woody" Wilkins (Michael Crawford), a comic book writer who is determined to bring his titular superhero to fame by refusing to write anything that he can't actually do in real life. To that end, he sets out to perfect a set of wings that he can fly around town with. He also convinces his friend Harry, a {{CIA}} {{desk jockey}}, to let him go on a courier mission where he meets with a Russian spy. Naturally he's ridiculously out of place, but still manages to pull it off.

When that same spy, Natalia (Barbara Carrera), passes word to the CIA that she wishes to [[DefectorFromCommieLand defect]], but ''only'' to their top secret agent, Condorman, puzzlement ensues until Harry admits to his boss Russ that he let Woody take the mission. They reluctantly ask Woody to escort Natalia, but in return he insists that they help him bring his comic book creations to life. Thus begins a merry romp around Europe as Woody and Natalia are pursued by agents of the KGB determined to get her back at any cost, complete with car chases, boat chases, ''cable car chases'', improbable disguises, StuffBlowingUp, and a daring rooftop escape scene.

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A 1981 Disney live-action [[IndecisiveParody spoof]] of the classic SpyFiction genre, ''Condorman'' follows the exploits of the hapless Woodrow "Woody" Wilkins (Michael Crawford), a comic book writer who is determined to bring his titular superhero to fame by refusing to write anything that he can't actually do in real life. To that end, he sets out to perfect a set of wings that he can fly around town with. He also convinces with.

When
his friend friend, Harry, a {{CIA}} {{desk jockey}}, needs a civilian to let him go on handle a sensitive courier mission where in Istanbul, he meets with a Russian spy. Naturally he's talks Woody into the job. Despite being ridiculously out of place, but still he manages to pull it off.

both succeed and save a Russian agent from capture at the hands of her enemies.

When that same spy, Natalia (Barbara Carrera), passes word to the CIA that she wishes to [[DefectorFromCommieLand defect]], but ''only'' to their top secret agent, Condorman, puzzlement ensues until Harry admits to his boss Russ realizes that he let Woody take the mission.used that as his "code name". They reluctantly ask Woody to escort Natalia, but in return he insists that they help him bring his comic book creations to life. Thus begins a merry romp around Europe as Woody and Natalia are pursued by agents of the KGB determined to get her back at any cost, complete with car chases, boat chases, ''cable car chases'', improbable disguises, StuffBlowingUp, and a daring rooftop escape scene.
12th Dec '14 1:01:21 PM Fighteer
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* StuffBlowingUp: Cars. And boats. Lots of cars and boats.

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* StuffBlowingUp: Cars. And boats. Lots of StuffBlowingUp:
** Quite a few
cars and boats.speedboats spectacularly sacrifice themselves for the chase scenes.
** Woody and Harry's plan to spring Natalia from Krokov's estate in Monaco involves the detonation of a number of explosive charges around the premises.
12th Dec '14 12:58:14 PM Fighteer
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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Krokov's KGB goons can't hit the gliding Condorman suit from thirty feet away. Of course, it could be ImmuneToBullets, but no such indication is given, and [[spoiler:Natalia's riding on the back anyway; if anyone's getting hit, it's her]].

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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Krokov's KGB goons can't hit the gliding Condorman suit from thirty feet away. Of course, it could be ImmuneToBullets, but no such indication Given that [[spoiler:Natalia is given, and [[spoiler:Natalia's riding on the back anyway; if anyone's getting hit, it's her]].back]], this is a good thing for both Woody and them.
12th Dec '14 12:53:02 PM Fighteer
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* CloakAndDagger: Harry protests to Woody that the {{CIA}} doesn't operate like he's read in spy novels, but Harry is a firm believer in bad disguises, super tech toys, dramatic chases, and so forth. Because of his involvement, they end up doing exactly those things.

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* CloakAndDagger: Harry protests to Woody that the {{CIA}} CIA doesn't operate like he's read in spy novels, but Harry Woody is a firm believer in bad disguises, super tech toys, dramatic chases, and so forth. Because of his involvement, they end up doing exactly those things.
9th Oct '14 4:57:21 PM Fighteer
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** At least he did better than Franz Reichelt.
3rd Oct '14 1:25:54 PM Golfball
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** At least he did better than Franz Reichelt.
13th Aug '14 1:40:25 PM Fighteer
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* ComicBooksAreReal: Woody poo-poohs ComicBook/Batman and ComicBook/{{Superman}} because they're blatantly unrealistic, insisting instead that Condorman should not do anything that can't be done in RealLife; in believing this, he actually makes it happen.

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* ComicBooksAreReal: Woody poo-poohs ComicBook/Batman ComicBook/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/{{Superman}} because they're blatantly unrealistic, insisting instead that Condorman should not do anything that can't be done in RealLife; in believing this, he actually makes it happen.
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