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Condorman

Michael Crawford , Oliver Reed , Charles Jarrott    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   VHS Tape
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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A pre-Phantom Michael Crawford plays Woody, a goofy cartoonist-accidentally-turned-spy in this Cold War-era lark. In Paris visiting his friend, a CIA "file clerk," Woody is sent on a cloak-and-dagger errand and is mistaken for an operative by his beautiful Russian counterpart. She then contacts the agency with the demand that he, and only he, help her defect. Writer adopts comic book persona and voilà: Condorman! This wide-winged hero thwarts the pesky Soviets at every turn. From the old run-down farmer's truck he's driving emerges a flashy race car that outruns a fleet of Russian vehicles. Later, in a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang moment, the car sprouts floaters, allowing the pair to escape their pursuers by sea. Barbara Carrera's Natalia--the true spy of the two--is really just along for the ride. It's Condorman's show, as confirmed by the ending: a shot-filled showdown off the shores of Monte Carlo.--Kimberly Heinrichs

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3.0 out of 5 stars Available cheap on UK Amazon May 27 2009
By Chris S
Format:DVD
If you have a DVD player that has all regions then purchase this overseas. For the equivilant of about $15 you too can own this quirky Cold War Superhero classic.
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2.0 out of 5 stars choix des seigneurs June 16 2004
By kremer
Format:DVD
i enjoy review this pictures because it was wonderfull like marvels heros and more funny i think but i don't find it.
i hope that you have it to send me, thanks.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Movie is 5 stars, but dvd is 1 star Sept. 19 2002
Format:DVD
I love this movie, and have been waiting for it to be released on dvd. Unfortunately, the dvd was not worth the wait. The dvd has no features whatsoever, not even subtitles. The main menu has two options, play movie and chapter selections. The sound and picture are no better than the video; the only benefits the dvd has over the video are that you can fast forward directly to a specific scene, and you have your choice of full screen and wide screen (double sided dvd). What's the point of making a dvd if it is as bad as this one? Very disappointing....
P.S. This is for the 1999 dvd version. I noticed that a new version was released in 2003. Hopefully that version is better.
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Format:VHS Tape
Yes, it's Condorman, vulture of the western world and superhero/spy extraordinare! Disguised as mild-mannered comic book writer/illustrator Woody Wilkins (Michael Crawford) by day, Condorman must fight a never ending battle to save the world from the ever growing forces of evil that threaten to engulf it, while at the same time trying desperately to protect his beautiful Russian spy girlfriend Natalia (Barbara Carrera) from the clutches of the villainous Krokov (Oliver Reed)!
Highlighted by a well above average cast and an exciting musical score composed by the one-and-only Henry Mancini, and loaded with tons of adventure, action and excitement..."Condorman" is certainly a very fun movie to watch and is one that can be enjoyed by anyone, no matter how young or old they may be!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A splendid film! Aug. 26 2001
Format:VHS Tape
This is defintly a movie that the whole family will enjoy. Michael Crawford is just wonderful in it. I highly recommend this film. I'd give it ten stars if I could.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Good Childrens Film June 16 2000
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Michael Crawford is known in America for his role in the Broadway stage musical Phantom Of The Opera and his million selling album,but before that he was world famous(outside the US anyway)for his brilliant comedic character Frank Spencer on the very funny British comedy TV series "some mothers do have em".On hiatus from that,he did this movie which turned out,while not a classic,a nice childrens film.
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Format:DVD
As a kid, this was my favorite movie for quite some time. I never thought I'd see them re-release it (as Disney would probably like to forget it ever existed) but I'm pleased none the less. Condorman is sort of a cross between James Bond and Batman with some Pink Panther ineptitude thrown in for laughs. While it is not by any means a masterpiece, it's still pretty fun and quite worthwhile. It's got lots of high tech spy gear, including cool cars, speedboats, lazers and other gadgets, humor, romance, an evil villain, and a likable hero who comes out on top. I've read some pretty bad reviews of the film, complaining that there's no plot to it. I don't know what movie they were watching, but the film makes pretty good sense to someone willing to just listen to the dialogue. It makes a great deal more sense than the plots of some other spy movies I could mention... Maybe Condorman IS mostly for the kids, but if you have an attention span and give it a chance, I think you'll find it's not nearly as bad as you may have heard.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A funny action film love it Jan. 1 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Disney got panned because of this film , but think it's great you don't see anything like it . i wish they made more movies like this. including tron, watcher in the woods etc. don't offend the senses they inspire, so person that wrote the dreadful review in watch it again with open mind. It's just great film i love it . oh by the way i did'nt know who michael C back then i thought he was an americian funny eh-. i want to kiss the girl agent she's a fox, happy watching may senses soar. thanks disney for this film!
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