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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.

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Cast

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The Chief
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Smart Brother
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Gen. Warren Boutwell
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Mr. Elias
Robert Trumbull ...
The Man
J.D. Hall ...
Narrator (voice)
William S. Taylor ...
Roscoe the Barber (as William Taylor)
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Wendy Marshall - TV Anchor
Ron Pardo ...
Chuck
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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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He's All Action

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Action | Comedy

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

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31 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Com a Cor E a Coragem  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,037,685 (USA) (31 May 2002)

Gross:

$38,230,435 (USA) (12 July 2002)
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Trivia

Ironically, while the movie's protagonists are African-American and the opening credits track African-Americans in the mainstream pop culture through the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, the movie opens with "Pick Up The Pieces". The song, while a pop funk classic, was performed by the Average White Band, a group of Caucasian Scotsman whose music and soulful singing style were heavily influenced by African-American funk and soul. See more »

Goofs

The helmet of White She Devil changes during the motorcycle chase: in close-ups it is a more open model so you can see her face, in wide shots the helmet covers her face (presumably to obscure the use of a stunt double). See more »

Quotes

[after "The Boss" leaves him to die for failing]
Mr. Feather: Hey! Don't go dissing me!
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Crazy Credits

Late in the credits, White She-Devil drops by while Undercover Brother is with Sistah Girl. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Eulogy (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

What Ever Happened
Written by Greg Curtis and Maurice White
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
Duet by Greg Curtis and Maurice White
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A hit or miss comedy
8 June 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See 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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