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homersimpson_esq -> Condorman (30/1/2008 10:54:01 AM)



For the sadly uninitiated, Condorman is about an ordinary comic book artist, Woody, who decides to bring one of his characters to life, Condorman. An early aborted attempt at flight doesn't dissuade him, and he is soon caught up in a typically late 70s/early 80s cold war thriller with Russians galore and lots of lovely European locations. The score is by Mancini (The Pink Panther). Aside from the fact that it stars Michael Crawford (!), this a great little pile of shite that I have nothing but love for. It's cheesier than a French Cheese Festival, but I love it.

Who else watched this as a kid? I remember I used to watch it an awful lot, despite knowing that it is, in fact, utter gobshite.

Still, it did have a 'cool' car (seemed cool when I was 10)


A 'pretty lady' (quote from the film)


Cool villain cars


It also had the evillest villains Morovich and Krakov (played by Oliver Reed!), part of the Prognoviach (evil guys with cool cars). And let's not forget the Triple Istanbul Express!

Does anyone else remember this? Has anyone else even heard of it?!

filmburner30 -> RE: Condorman (30/1/2008 12:36:08 PM)

Yeah i have
The girl is Babara Carrea she was blown up by Shaun Connery in Never Say Never Again.

I also remeber the bit with the Rolls going off the pier.
Great Car Chase as well
Like you said great cheesy fun  

chewbacasnapsak -> RE: Condorman (30/1/2008 2:50:34 PM)

I saw this at the pictures when i was eight, it was great.

I'm never going to rewatch it though I will just keep that perfect cinematic memory as it is.

JIm R -> RE: Condorman (31/1/2008 10:39:36 AM)

Simply great film, went to the pics to see it when it came out
Is it available on DVD ?

goldleader -> RE: Condorman (31/1/2008 11:20:51 AM)

I remember this from when i was a kid and enjoying it.  Haven't seen it since might have to pick it up on DVD and see how cheese crap fun it really is.

homersimpson_esq -> RE: Condorman (31/1/2008 11:48:22 AM)



Simply great film, went to the pics to see it when it came out
Is it available on DVD ?

£5.99 on!

JIm R -> RE: Condorman (31/1/2008 11:51:56 AM)

Cheers !

Snake Plissken 3417 -> RE: Condorman (31/1/2008 1:00:04 PM)

LOL oh this is so guilty LOL [:D]

Hard to believe this was filmed using anamorphic lenses and recorded in Dolby Stereo A type, you’ve got to be having me on.

rubadub -> RE: Condorman (31/1/2008 10:09:52 PM)


ORIGINAL: Snake Plissken 3417

LOL oh this is so guilty LOL [:D]

Hard to believe this was filmed using anamorphic lenses and recorded in Dolby Stereo A type, you've got to be having me on.


shool -> RE: Condorman (1/2/2008 2:56:10 PM)

Yup, I remember this. Loved this as a kid.

cool car, car chase, speedboat, flying suit.

cheese factor 10. Would probably thing it complete dross if I watched it now.

Sutty -> RE: Condorman (3/2/2008 5:13:56 PM)
found these on you tube. God, I loved this film as a kid!!

homersimpson_esq -> RE: Condorman (5/2/2008 12:36:58 PM)

Ahh, it's as cheesy as I remember. Only, more so! The ol' Triple Istanbul Express![:D]

Sutty -> RE: Condorman (23/7/2012 2:56:37 AM)

STILL an incredibly entertaining movie. Frank Spencer plaing a Superhero, being helped along by Teen Wolfs dad!! What's not to like. I love the North by North West plot rip off, and I always wanting a walking cane that fired semi automatic rounds! Think I'll introduce this flick to my little boy soon!

fuzzy -> RE: Condorman (23/7/2012 1:03:38 PM)

Loved this when I was a kid, but my memory of it is pretty hazy now. Had a taped off TV copy. The bit that sticks in the mind a lot is the car chase (near the start?) where the bad guys black sports cars get sent over the cliff edges. And the theme tune... in my head it sounds like - "da da da, da da da da, da da... Condorman!". [:D] That's probably complete nonsense! 

moviebuff73 -> RE: Condorman (24/7/2012 8:57:52 PM)

i remember seeing this, what a movie.

sanchia -> RE: Condorman (24/7/2012 9:36:08 PM)

An absolutely dire American accent Michael Crawford however it is one of those films you have to watch if it ever makes and appearance just for the fun factor.

djdarrenjames -> RE: Condorman (10/8/2012 3:11:02 AM)

Oh shit! You just made me well up a little. I remember seeing this as a double bill, might have been "The Black Hole" when cinema's (or "The Pictures") had double bills and an usherette selling King Cones between each movie.
Crawford's American accent is the worst but I adored this movie as a kid.

djdarrenjames -> RE: Condorman (10/8/2012 3:13:43 AM)

Fan Trailer link, can't find the original but wow... just wow.

kredytyhipoteczne -> RE: Condorman (21/8/2012 3:24:04 PM)

Sorry but I can't take this movie seriously. I think I wouldn't enjoy it much.

fuzzy -> RE: Condorman (22/8/2012 3:28:14 PM)


ORIGINAL: kredytyhipoteczne

Sorry but I can't take this movie seriously. I think I wouldn't enjoy it much.

I think you're missing the point dude. The first post showing Crawford with patterned tights and giant wings tells you what to expect. [;)]

mattjtemp -> RE: Condorman (22/8/2012 4:45:29 PM)

I saw this at the cinema and read the novellette of the film where you could look at photos from the film that are about halfway through the book, this was my book club choice from school and I stand by it. It's a dreadful film but I hold it in great affection.

Interesting fact, Oliver Reed and Michael Crawford previously had appeared together in a film where they were brothers who stole the crown jewels, Crawford initially was reluctant as he didn't think it was believable him and Reed were brothers but changed his mind on meeting Reed's brother who was practically his double.

Reed once furiously followed Crawford out of a pub after he had ducked a round for the umpteenth time and tipped him upside down in the fountains in Trafalgar Sq. I really hope that story is true as Crawford deserves it for numerous other reasons equally as dastardly as ducking a round.

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