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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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Axel
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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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When Jeff feeds the baby jambalaya at the beginning, Jane says "Jeff, uh.." but her mouth never moves. See more »

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Jeff Blue: [after handing over his wallet and watch to Muerte and Ozzie] Are we finished? Can I go?
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Jeff Blue: Look we had a deal: You commit a felony, I go.
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References His Girl Friday (1940) 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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Still laughing 16 years later
23 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband and I were walking along the sidewalk in the New Orleans French Quarter in the summer of 1992, when he turned and looked at a woman walking alongside us in the street and said, "Oh, my god, that's Kathleen Turner." I was just getting ready to tell him I was sure it wasn't when I looked across the street toward a courtyard, and just about fainted. "Oh my god, It's Dennis Quaid!" We stopped for a minute and watched the two of them walk toward each other, and realized they were taking a break in the middle of filming a movie scene. We were on our way somewhere at the time so we didn't stay to watch, but we decided we'd have to find out what movie they were filming and make it a point to go see it. That's how we ended up seeing Undercover Blues the week it was released in 1993.

The sign that a movie's a good comedy is when you remember the plot's running gag, and it still makes you laugh years later.

I was explaining the Latin root "mort-" to my teenage daughter last night, and that reminded me of Muerte/Morty. I started laughing just thinking about Stanley Tucci's brilliant comedic turn in this role. I called to my husband and asked him if he remembered Muerte/Morty, and he said, "Sure, Stanley Tucci!" And then he started to laugh, too. It's pretty much automatic that any time I hear a word that starts with "mort," I think of Muerrrrrrrrrte!" If you haven't seen this movie, do. It's smart, funny, and at times it'll have you laughing so hard you hurt. And I guarantee you'll never hear a "mort-" word again without fondly remembering Stanley Tucci as Muerte, and his alter ego Morty.


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