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Undercover Blues (1993)

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A wise-cracking husband and wife team of ex-Spies arrive in New Orleans on maternity leave with their baby girl. There they are hassled by muggers, the police and their FBI boss, who wants ... See full summary »

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Jefferson 'Jeff' Blue
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Paulina Novacek
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Muerte (aka Morty)
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Det. Sgt. Halsey
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Lt. Theodore 'Ted' Sawyer
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Vern Newman
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Police Captain
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A wise-cracking husband and wife team of ex-Spies arrive in New Orleans on maternity leave with their baby girl. There they are hassled by muggers, the police and their FBI boss, who wants them to do just-one-more job. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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Fighting crime is just another one of their family values. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language | See all certifications »

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10 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Cloak and Diaper  »

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$12,416,686 (USA)
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During the mock torture scene Jeff Blue (Dennis Quaid) says that his wife, Jane, is 'Doctor Natasha LotteLenya from the Rosa Klebb institute". Lotte Lenya portrayed Rosa Klebb in the 1963 James Bond film "From Russia With Love". In the book of the same name she is described as being an expert at inducing extreme pain and enjoying the act of torturing. See more »

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In the sailing sequence at the end of the film, the yacht goes from port tack to starboard tack and back again several times. The dinghy is also in for half the sequence, then deployed near the end. See more »

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Paulina Novacek: So, Mr. Muerte...
Muerte: Excuse me please, no "Mister," is "Muerte."
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References The Front Page (1974) See more »

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This is a funny, enjoyable comedy that Stanley Tucci walks away with!
6 September 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

A word to those out there who view cinema as either High Art (CAPITALS clearly audible and firmly enunciated) or that it must have Meaning (ditto): This is not your movie, nor was it made with you as its audience. It is light, funny and meant to entertain. It does this fairly well. You may not like this, but, then, you don't have to. Last time I looked, films as art or with meaning exist. Watch them-I do. I also watch movies as well as films. Having both is not a mutually-exclusive proposition. The Bicycle Thief and Rashomon will not spontaneously combust because this film exists-or vice versa. End of sermon.

Dennis Quaid is funny, Kathleen Turner is a scream, the supporting cast is great (the two detectives, Larry Miller and Obba Babatunde are a riot), but Stanley Tucci, as Muerte, steals the movie. I don't care if the plot has more holes than a piece of Swiss cheese! Park your brain at the door and just enjoy. So it's not GWTW. That's okay-we already have one of those. Highly recommended.


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