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Undercover Brother (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 31 May 2002 (USA)
When "The Man" tries to derail a black candidate's presidential campaign, Undercover Brother and his fellow secret agents come to the rescue.

Director:

Malcolm D. Lee

Writers:

John Ridley (internet series), John Ridley (story) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Griffin ... Undercover Brother / Anton Jackson
Chris Kattan ... Mr. Feather
Denise Richards ... White She Devil
Aunjanue Ellis ... Sistah Girl
Dave Chappelle ... Conspiracy Brother
Chi McBride ... The Chief
Neil Patrick Harris ... Lance
Gary Anthony Williams ... Smart Brother
Billy Dee Williams ... Gen. Warren Boutwell
Jack Noseworthy ... Mr. Elias
Robert Trumbull Robert Trumbull ... The Man
J.D. Hall ... Narrator (voice)
William S. Taylor ... Roscoe the Barber (as William Taylor)
Shauna MacDonald ... Wendy Marshall - TV Anchor
Ron Pardo Ron Pardo ... Chuck
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Storyline

A white faceless corporate despot known only as "The Man", has the power to unleash a terrifying top-secret weapon: an irresistibly packaged psycho-hallucinogenic drug that will reduce the entire population to mindless zombies. but black folks have soul. But with enough funky sense of style, a smooth way with the ladies and an absolute hunger for justice, with his Bruce Lee moves, Cadillac attitude and an arsenal of outrageous disguises and gadgets, Undercover Brother is recruited by the group of Good Guys, know as the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. an all-black justice league to foil the Man's plan to derail a Colin Powell-like presidential candidate, and Undercover Brother's undercover exploits keep the slim plot moving. But while he and his sassy cat-fighting partner known as Sistah Girl tries to find out what's going on, the leader's ruthless right arm, Mr. Feather, discovers the conspiracy's sexy secret weapon, Penelope Snow. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Taglines:

He's All Action

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual humor, drug content and campy violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brat na tajnom zadatku See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,037,685, 2 June 2002

Gross USA:

$39,089,928

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,604,473
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The building used as the Island Fortress is actually a water filtration plant in the Beaches area of Toronto. It has been the scene of other movies, including the mental institution in In the Mouth of Madness (1994). Filming can no longer take place inside this building following the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001. See more »

Goofs

When she-devil and her henchmen take off to the chase and are starting their motorcycles, the instrument cluster shown (a circa 1995 Honda CBR600) doesn't match she-devil's (1997 Kawasaki ZX-6R) or her henchmen's (2002 Honda CBR600) bikes. See more »

Quotes

Undercover Brother: What it is, chief?
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Crazy Credits

Early in the credits, Undercover Brother gets his convertible washed at the car wash with the top down. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the UK DVD release Universal chose to cut 14 sec. from the outtakes (two uses of very strong language) to keep the "12" rating. An uncut "15" was available. See more »

Connections

References American Playhouse: A Raisin in the Sun (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Close the Door
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) and Leon Huff
Performed by Teddy Pendergrass
Courtesy of Philadelphia International Records
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User Reviews

 
A hit or miss comedy
8 June 2002 | by Agent10See all my reviews

Many films in the history of the cinema have been difficult to identify, and this one embodies some of the typical exasperations of critiquing film. Definitely a hit or miss film, you either have to know about the blaxploitation movement of have a very low sense of humor. Since I have both attributes, I give this movie a 6/10. Some of the moments were genuinely funny and entertaining, but overall, I probably wouldn't pay to see this film (I work at a theater, and get to see this stuff for free). Eddie Griffin was surrounded by a rather solid supporting cast which seemed to parody all of the common elements of a typical blaxploitation film. But then again, is this film really anti-white propaganda or some silly parody? It's hard to tell, which means the decision is certainly up to the viewer.


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