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Condorman

The movie Condorman was based on the book The Game of X.

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Movie details for Condorman

The movie was released in 1981 and directed by Charles Jarrott, who also directed The Amateur (1981). Condorman was produced by Anchor Bay. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Barbara Carrera, James Hampton, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Dana Elcar, Vernon Dobtcheff, Robert Arden, Gérard Buhr and David Pontremoli.

 

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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 beaut... Read More
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

Book details for The Game of X

The Game of X was written by Robert Sheckley. The book was published in 1965 by Ace Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Robert Sheckley also wrote Immortality, Inc. (1959).

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