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Undercover Blues (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 10 September 1993 (USA)
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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Jeff Blue
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Novacek
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Halsey
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Sawyer
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Vern Newman
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Bonnie Newman
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Leamington
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Sikes
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Frank
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Mr. Ferderber
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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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Intelligence runs in the family. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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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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Someone says Paulina Novacek "left Prague two jumps ahead of the firing squad." Czechoslovakia had no executions after the Velvet Revolution. Before the Revolution, Czechoslovakia only executed by hanging. See more »

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Jane Blue: [while Meurte is floating on a life saver in the ocean] Can I get you anything? Coffee? Tea?
Muerte: [considers the offer] No, no, I'm fine, thank you.
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Referenced in Spy Kids (2001) See more »

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Didn't He Ramble
Written by Rosamond Johnson (uncredited), James Weldon Johnson (uncredited) and Bob Cole (uncredited)
Performed by Excelsior Brass Band
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Supporting Cast Adds Spark
7 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As in every comedy, there are things that are very funny and things that are annoying or stupid. You just hope that the "good" outweighs the "bad." I think that's the case here, even though I traded in the tape. However, I did watch it a couple of times, so there are enough laughs to make this worth seeing. There are enough odd characters, too. That's no surprise when you see the supporting cast: Stanley Tucci, Larry Miller, Fiona Shaw and Tom Arnold. All of them put added spark to the film. Tucci, as "Meurte," is most obvious as he continually tries to mug the leading couple, played by Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid. Miller plays a weird cop with a lisp and a very weird accent. I guess you could call this movie "quirky."

Turner and Quaid are so smug as modern-day Nick and Nora Charles, you want to root for "Muerte" to succeed. Frankly, I never found Turner, except perhaps in "Body Heat," to be that alluring. However, I think she is an underrated comedienne.

As a whole, this comedy is a little rough in spots, hence the PG-13 rating which often means more profanity than R-rated films. This is not for the kiddies, but adults will laugh.


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