True story set in the Roaring Twenties Sydney about the rise of Berlei, a popular Australian brand of women's lingerie, famous for its bras and girdles.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Scott is a US Marine who travels Spain to see his sister Kim, after many years of separation. But she is dead, and there is nothing else to arrive him. Alone in the Madrid's streets, Scott ... See full summary »

Director: Denis Amar
Stars: Michael Paré, Tawny Kitaen, Peter Crook
Space Rage (1985)
Action | Sci-Fi | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

In this sci-fi/western film set two hundred years from now, a bank robber, Grange is captured and sentenced to the penal colony on the mining planet Proxima Centauri 3 where he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Conrad E. Palmisano
Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Michael Paré, John Laughlin
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In the nuclear ravaged wasteland of Earth 2087 water is as precious as life itself. The isolated Lost Wells outpost survived the holocaust and the inhabitants guard the source of their ... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Stars: Bruce Dern, Michael Paré, Catherine Mary Stewart
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Patrick is a struggling screenwriter who takes a second job as a male prostitute. He is supposed to write by day and do right by his lonely clientele at night, but he develops writer's ... See full summary »

Director: Sandra Weintraub
Stars: Michael Paré, Maud Adams, Eddie Velez
Dragonfight (1990)
Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

In the future, large corporations earn millions of dollars by staging gladiatorial fights to the death that are shown on worldwide television. One day, however, a fighter who is scheduled ... See full summary »

Director: Warren A. Stevens
Stars: Robert Z'Dar, Paul Coufos, Michael Paré
Drama | Mystery | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A television newswoman picks up the story of a 1960s rock band whose long-lost leader - Eddie Wilson - may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album.

Director: Martin Davidson
Stars: Tom Berenger, Michael Paré, Joe Pantoliano
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Montreal construction worker joins a band and turns out to be a long-lost rock star from 1960s New Jersey - none other than Eddie Wilson, who mysteriously disappeared after a road accident.

Director: Jean-Claude Lord
Stars: Michael Paré, Marina Orsini, Bernie Coulson
The Closer (1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Aiello plays a powerful salesman whose world is falling apart.

Director: Dimitri Logothetis
Stars: Danny Aiello, James Karen, Kenneth Dowd
Crazy Times (TV Movie 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Follows the exploits of three teenage friends sharing the good times back at Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York during the summer of 1955.

Director: Lee Philips
Stars: Michael Paré, David Caruso, Ray Liotta
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Jack David (Pare) is a tough, outspoken cop who finds himself wrongly accused for the death of a fellow agent by the depraved and power hungry chief of Miami Customs, Martin Cullen (Ian ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Misiorowski
Stars: Michael Paré, Barbara Carrera, Michael Ironside
Into the Sun (1992)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Pilot Paul Watkins is stationed in the Mediterranean area to fly patrol and to protect the air space from the expansion tendencies of an Arabian country. But then he's withdrawn from the ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Kiersch
Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Paré, Deborah Moore
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A young Marine is kidnapped by terrorists in Lebanon. His twin brother, frustrated at his inability to get any kind of information from the government about his brother's plight, travels to... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Cornwell
Stars: Michael Paré, Shaul Mizrahi, Uri Mauda
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geneviève Picot ...
John Walton ...
...
Max
...
Peter Phelps ...
...
Fury Dolly ...
Andrew Sharp ...
Caz Lederman ...
May
Susan Leith ...
Wallas Eaton ...
Mr. Breedlove
Nicholas Eadie ...
Debbie Baile ...
...
Lyn Lovett ...
Edit

Storyline

True story set in the Roaring Twenties Sydney about the rise of Berlei, a popular Australian brand of women's lingerie, famous for its bras and girdles.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

girdle | bra | brand | lingerie | singing | See All (10) »

Taglines:

They did it all . . . BRILLIANTLY!! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | History

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 February 1984 (Australia)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Overture, Symphony No 5
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Strictly Legroom
30 November 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

UNDERCOVER is an 88 minute almost musical set in Sydney's jazzy snazzy roaring twenties. The uniquely Australian underwear invention of the Berlei Bra and under corsetry of the time is lovingly and lavishly depicted in David Elfick's lush and amusing production. Unfortunately released during the home video boom of the 80s, UNDERCOVER did not find a audience...and worse still, the same film distributor also released UNDER FIRE, a spy thriller with Gene Hackman, and audiences did not know there was two films, thinking UNDERCOVER was a thriller. As a result this beautiful and frothy/light musical comedy quickly disappeared. Sadly, it was also cut from 105 mins to 88 mins shortening the delights and making a faster paced film that was on and off too fast. Directed by David Stevens (KANSAS,anyone?) and with a healthy budget all lovingly displayed in superb 20s style and with a huge cast of now very famous Aussie thesps: Barry Otto, Peter Phelps, Sandy Gore, Genevieve Picot (PROOF) etc, UNDERCOVER is from the same colourful Oz cinematic palette later lapped up world wide in STRICTLY BALLROOM (1992). UNDERCOVER was ahead of its time by ten years as audiences appreciated it's identical widescreen colour and spectacle in 90s films like MURIEL'S WEDDING and PRISCILLA, and later for MOULIN ROUGE. UNDERCOVER preceded them all and opened the door for this type of Oz frills and musical spills. Elfick also produced the Oz smash hit musical STAR STRUCK (1982) and the same zaniness and good natured musical there for all to see...just see the IMDb for the international raves from non Australian STARSTRUCK fans. Well, UNDERCOVER is the Thoroughly Modern Millie of Sydney in a swish new car and corset. If you can ever see it you will be wondering how this lovely funny film has stayed lost for so long. Now in 2005 it is available on a DVD for the long overdue discovery and fan base it deserves. But alas, not the longer version. In widescreen it is a light and lovely experience, like the lavish underwear it depicts.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So... pemory09
Discuss Undercover (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?