A spy couple on maternity leave in New Orleans, entertained by a mugger named Muerte, is called in when Novacek steals explosives.


Herbert Ross


Ian Abrams





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Turner ... Jane Blue
Dennis Quaid ... Jeff Blue
Fiona Shaw ... Novacek
Stanley Tucci ... Muerte
Larry Miller ... Halsey
Obba Babatundé ... Sawyer
Tom Arnold ... Vern Newman
Park Overall ... Bonnie Newman
Ralph Brown ... Leamington
Jan Tríska ... Axel
Marshall Bell ... Sikes
Richard Jenkins ... Frank
Dennis Lipscomb ... Foster
Saul Rubinek ... Mr. Ferderber
Dakin Matthews ... Police Captain


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 »


Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language | See all certifications »

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Dave Chappelle's first film. See more »


Someone says Paulina Novacek "left Prague two jumps ahead of the firing squad." Czechoslovakia had no executions after the Velvet Revolution. Before the Revolution, Czechoslovakia only executed by hanging. Saying someone got out two jumps ahead of the firing squad is a saying, like someone got out of the country just as the police were closing in. See more »


Det. Sgt. Halsey: Phone call for you, sir.
Lt. Theodore 'Ted' Sawyer: Well, take a message.
Det. Sgt. Halsey: It's about Blue.
Lt. Theodore 'Ted' Sawyer: Well, who is it? The President?
Det. Sgt. Halsey: [laughing] No...
Det. Sgt. Halsey: ...it's the Governor.
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Referenced in Striptease (1996) See more »


New Orleans Samba
Written by Steve Deutsch
Performed by J.B. Davis
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Light comedy fun
9 March 2006 | by cosmic_questSee all my reviews

'Undercover Blues' is a very light-hearted comedy for those who don't always want to take life so seriously; perhaps too jovial for some but I enjoyed it. Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner were very likable as Jeff and Jane Blue, ex-spies who are revelling in family life only to be enticed back for one last job. Larry Miller and Obba Babatunde were humorous as the two New Orleans detectives who know the Blues' are up-to-something but aren't quite sure what exactly but it is Stanley Tucci' hilarious Muerte, the thief who can never get one over on the Blues', who steals the show in his slap-stick performance.

The film does skirt the edge of being a bit silly but is still entertaining with enough action and comedy for a quiet family evening. For those who refuse to just enjoy the innocence of the film, they can still take in the stunning backdrop of New Orleans before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

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Release Date:

10 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Cloak and Diaper See more »


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$4,379,488, 12 September 1993

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