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Undercover Brother (2002)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  31 May 2002 (USA)
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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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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
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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£235,527 (UK) (14 February 2003)

Gross:

£546,788 (UK) (21 February 2003)
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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 shower scene between White She-Devil and Sista Gurl, the shower head is on the wall. But when White She-Devil moves the shower curtain the shower head is above her head. See more »

Quotes

The Man: Congratulations, Mr. Feather.
Mr. Feather: Thank you, Mister... The Man.
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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

Spoofs Coffy (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
Written by George Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.), William Earl Collins and Jerome Brailey
Performed by Parliament
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Austin Powers watch out for Undercover Brother
1 June 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

Undercover Brother is a smart and sassy comedy similar to Austin Powers. Eddie Griffin stars as Undercover Brother a smooth seceret agent type cat who is out to save the world from the Man. He gets help from the brother hood who have employess with names like Conspiracy Brother & Smart Brother and Sistah Girl. The supporting cast of Chi McBride, Chris Kattan and Denise Richards are all very good but Dave Chapple steals every scene he's in. Malcom D.Lee has made a worthy follow up to The Best Man and Unisversal may have a new franchise on their hands.


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