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* MatchingBadGuyVehicles: The KGB drive matching black Porsches and are capable of quickly driving in formation. The same is true of their speedboats later in the film.


* ScrewThisI'mOuttaHere: At the end of the climactic boat chase, Krokov tries to stop Morovich from ramming the heroes' boat in a kamikaze run. Once he realizes that Morovich isn't going to stop for any reason, Krokov jumps overboard to save his own skin, leaving Morovich to his fate.

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* ScrewThisI'mOuttaHere: ScrewThisImOuttaHere: At the end of the climactic boat chase, Krokov tries to stop Morovich from ramming the heroes' boat in a kamikaze run. Once he realizes that Morovich isn't going to stop for any reason, Krokov jumps overboard to save his own skin, leaving Morovich to his fate.

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** Averted when Morovich is able to shoot down Woody and Harry from their jet-propelled zip line over the Alps using a sniper rifle; he doesn't aim for either of them, but aims for the skinny pole that they're hanging on to, and hits a perfect bullseye.


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*ScrewThisI'mOuttaHere: At the end of the climactic boat chase, Krokov tries to stop Morovich from ramming the heroes' boat in a kamikaze run. Once he realizes that Morovich isn't going to stop for any reason, Krokov jumps overboard to save his own skin, leaving Morovich to his fate.


* SpyFiction: Woody believes wholeheartedly in James Bond style spy dramas, despite Harry's protests that the UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} doesn't do that sort of thing. Result: truly wacky bathtub gin, served in champagne glasses.

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* SpyFiction: Woody believes wholeheartedly in James Bond style spy dramas, despite Harry's protests that the UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} doesn't do that sort of thing. Result: truly wacky bathtub gin, served in champagne martini glasses.


* SpyFiction: Woody believes wholeheartedly in James Bond style spy dramas, despite Harry's protests that the UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} doesn't do that sort of thing.

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* SpyFiction: Woody believes wholeheartedly in James Bond style spy dramas, despite Harry's protests that the UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} doesn't do that sort of thing. Result: truly wacky bathtub gin, served in champagne glasses.


* CoolCar: The Condorman racecar used in the first chase scene is equipped with a variety of gadgets including a rear-mounted flamethrower, rockets, and a shield that doubles as a ramp, and can transform into a hydrofoil.

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* CoolCar: The Condorman racecar used in the first chase scene is equipped with a variety of gadgets including a rear-mounted flamethrower, rockets, and a shield that doubles as a ramp, and can transform into a hydrofoil. The Russian spies all counter with black Porsches.

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* ClosingCredits: A rare aversion for an '80s film. It's the only modern-day PG-rated Disney movie to ''not'' have any closing credits.

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* DangerousBackswing: When confronted by a bunch of thugs, our erstwhile hero grabs his briefcase and swings it back so he can launch it forward at the thug in front in him, only to clobber a thug sneaking up behind him in the face.


When his friend, Harry, a {{CIA}} {{desk jockey}}, needs a civilian to handle a sensitive courier mission in Istanbul, he talks Woody into the job. Despite being ridiculously out of place, he manages to both succeed and save a Russian agent from capture at the hands of her enemies.

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When his friend, Harry, a {{CIA}} UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} {{desk jockey}}, needs a civilian to handle a sensitive courier mission in Istanbul, he talks Woody into the job. Despite being ridiculously out of place, he manages to both succeed and save a Russian agent from capture at the hands of her enemies.



* ShowWithinAShow: Woody's comics, which he insists the {{CIA}} bring to life for him as a condition of agreeing to rescue Natalia, and which Krokov uses to figure out his tricks. There's a heartwarming moment in an Italian villa when the local children, who are all fans, greet Natalia as "Laser Lady", a character that Woody based on her.

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* ShowWithinAShow: Woody's comics, which he insists the {{CIA}} UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} bring to life for him as a condition of agreeing to rescue Natalia, and which Krokov uses to figure out his tricks. There's a heartwarming moment in an Italian villa when the local children, who are all fans, greet Natalia as "Laser Lady", a character that Woody based on her.



* SpyFiction: Woody believes wholeheartedly in James Bond style spy dramas, despite Harry's protests that the {{CIA}} doesn't do that sort of thing.

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* SpyFiction: Woody believes wholeheartedly in James Bond style spy dramas, despite Harry's protests that the {{CIA}} UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} doesn't do that sort of thing.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: Of course it had one, from Whitman Comics (aka Creator/GoldKeyComics), two issues adapting the movie (with Russ [[RaceLift as an African-American]]), and a third follow-up issue, depicting Woody and Natalia's adventures after the film.


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 realizes that Woody 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.

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When that same spy, Natalia (Barbara Carrera), (Creator/BarbaraCarrera), passes word to the CIA that she wishes to [[DefectorFromCommieLand defect]], but ''only'' to their top secret agent, Condorman, puzzlement ensues until Harry realizes that Woody 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.


* 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}} Franchise/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{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.


* ShowWithinAShow: Woody's comics, which he insists the {{CIA}} bring to life for him as a condition of agreeing to rescue Natalia, and which Krokov uses to figure out his tricks.

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* ShowWithinAShow: Woody's comics, which he insists the {{CIA}} bring to life for him as a condition of agreeing to rescue Natalia, and which Krokov uses to figure out his tricks. There's a heartwarming moment in an Italian villa when the local children, who are all fans, greet Natalia as "Laser Lady", a character that Woody based on her.


* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Woody dresses up in a trenchcoat, hat, and sunglasses for the first mission where he meets Natalia. It's as comically ineffective as it sounds, but ironically forces Woody to attempt to be a BadAss, impressing her enough that she falls for him.

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* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Woody dresses up in a trenchcoat, hat, and sunglasses for the first mission where he meets Natalia. It's as comically ineffective as it sounds, but ironically forces Woody to attempt to be a BadAss, impressing also causes the {{mooks}} who are after her enough that she falls for him.to take him less seriously than they might otherwise have.



* GameOfChicken: During the car chase, two of the KGB pursuers attempt a front-rear pincer maneuver against Woody, with one taking a shortcut to get ahead of him and cutting him off. Woody, however, has a secret weapon: a front-facing shield that doubles as a ramp, causing the enemy vehicle to vault over his car and hit the car behind him. Kaboom.
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* GameOfChicken: During the car chase, two of the KGB pursuers attempt a front-rear pincer maneuver against Woody, with one taking a shortcut to get ahead of him and cutting cut him off. Woody, however, has a secret weapon: a front-facing shield that doubles as a ramp, causing the enemy vehicle to vault over his car and hit the car behind him. Kaboom.
* GargleBlasterGargleBlaster: Woody's ill-advised order of a triple Istanbul Express arrives on fire and causes him to [[FireBreathingDiner breathe fire]] when consumed.


** Lacking any {{Badass}} credentials, Woody manages to become a credible action hero through sheer chutzpah.

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** Lacking any {{Badass}} badass credentials, Woody manages to become a credible action hero through sheer chutzpah.

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