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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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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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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£235,527 (UK) (14 February 2003)

Gross:

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

When Undercover Brother first meets Sistah Girl in his bedroom he coins the phrase "get the body slamming and get to jamming", a play on the lyrics of "U Got The Look" by Prince - a distant cousin of Eddie Griffin. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, the amount of orange soda in Undercover Brother's Big Gulp changes from full, to half-full, to tip-top full again. See more »

Quotes

Undercover Brother: [Smart Brother tried to turn Undercover Brother into a white man expert by showing his various and random clips from white movies and t.v. shows. Undercover Brother begins screaming so they stop the clips] CAUCASIAN OVERLOAD! CAUCASIAN OVERLOAD! CAUCASIAN OVERLOAD! CAUCASIAN OVERLOAD!
Smart Brother: Are you alright?
Undercover Brother: [pauses with a horrified look on his face] ... I... see... WHITE... people
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Early in the credits, Undercover Brother gets his convertible washed at the car wash with the top down. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Play That Funky Music (White Boy)
Written by Rob Parissi (as Robert W. Parissi)
Performed by Wild Cherry
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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