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Undercover Brother (2002)

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

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31 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Com a Cor E a Coragem  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£546,788 (UK) (21 February 2003)
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Trivia

The building used as the Island Fortress is actually a water filtration plant in the Beaches area of Toronto. It has been the scene of other movies, including the mental institution in In the Mouth of Madness (1994). Filming can no longer take place inside this building following the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001. See more »

Goofs

To escape from the henchmen in She Devil's apartment, UB sprays hot sauce in their faces. But seconds later, their faces are completely clean. See more »

Quotes

Undercover Brother: Are you telling me there really is a Man'?
Conspiracy Brother: What do you think? Things don't just happen by accident! Sometimes people - mostly *white* people - make things happen!
Undercover Brother: So the conspiracies we've believed for all these years are true? The NBA really did institute the three point shot to give white boys a chance?
Smart Brother: Absolutely!
Undercover Brother: Then the entertainment industry really *is* out to get Spike Lee?
Conspiracy Brother: Come on man! Even Cher's won an Oscar! Cher!
Undercover Brother: Then O.J. really didn't do it?
[Everyone looks away and mumbles]
The Chief: We......
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Crazy Credits

Early in the credits, Undercover Brother gets his convertible washed at the car wash with the top down. See more »

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References Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) See more »

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Pick Up The Pieces
Written by Alan Gorrie, Roger Ball, Onnie McIntyre, Hamish Stuart,
Malcolm Duncan and Robbie McIntosh
Performed by Average White Band
Courtesy of Average White Band and Joe's Songs, Inc.
By Arrangement with Bug
And courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Underrated Comedy
4 June 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

An Afro-American organization, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., is in permanent fight against a white organization, The Man, defending the values of the black people in North America. When the Afro-American candidate Gen. Warren Boutwell (Billy Dee Williams) has a weird behavior in his presidential campaign, the Undercover Brother (Eddie Griffin) is hired to work undercover in the white organization and find what happened with the potential candidate.

I do not recall the last time I laughed so much with a comedy. "Undercover Brother" is one of the most hilarious and silly comedies I have ever seen, and very underrated in IMDb. The story is a big joke with the North American racism, both white and black, with very funny situations "à la Austin Powers". I believe this is the major point of the plot, keeping a neutral position and ridiculing and satirizing racism of Caucasians and Blacks. Dave Chappelle is the funniest, but Chris Kattan, Eddie Griffin, Aunjanue Ellis, Denise Richards and the rest of the cast are also amazingly funny. I did not understand the joke with mayonnaise, but I believe that usually Afro-American people do not like this dressing, or at least there is a clichés about in USA. There are many other jokes related to the North American culture that are impossible to be understood by an overseas viewer, but anyway I loved this movie. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Undercover Brother – Com a Cor e a Coragem" ("Undercover Brother – With the Color and Courage")


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