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Undercover Blues (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 10 September 1993 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert Ross

Writer:

Ian Abrams
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Cast

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
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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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Fighting crime is just another one of their family values. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cloak and Diaper See more »

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Gross USA:

$12,416,686
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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original title of this film was "Cloak and Diaper". See more »

Goofs

When Jeff feeds the baby jambalaya at the beginning, Jane says "Jeff, uh.." but her mouth never moves. See more »

Quotes

Sawyer: Look we gotta get out of here. Now follow me!
Jane Blue: [mimicking his tone and intensity] "Follow me?"
Jeff Blue: Oh, give him his moment in the sun.
Jane Blue: *What* sun?
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Referenced in Renaissance Man (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Jangle Jingle
Music by Joseph J. Lilley
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Dennis Quaid sings one line from the song at the zoo as he approaches the alligator pit.
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"Morty" Steals The Movie
1 March 2004 | by goleafs84See all my reviews

One of the better movies of 1993. It was funny, brilliant and full of intrigue.

I liked Dennis Quaid as Jeff Blue. He was full of wisecracks and that smile he gave you told you that he was up to something and/or was only telling you half-truths.

Jeff's wife, Jane, played by Kathleen Turner, was more of the "straight person" to Jeff, but at times, she could she could be funny and tough as well.

Larry Miller as Detective Sgt Halsey was hilarious. Although his accent was horrible (maybe it was intended that way), I liked him as the dopey detective.

Stanley Tucci as "Muerte" or "Morty" as the Blues refer to him as, was the best. He plays a robber in New Orleans and he meets the couple he tries and tries again to rob; The Blues. Every time he tries, he fails and that high pitch scream Muerte/Morty screams when something bad is going to happen to him is hilarious. It no longer becomes a job for Muerte, but a challenge. About the only thing he could "steal" from the Blues was the entire movie. He had me laughing non-stop every time he appeared.

My favorite parts in the movie:

Muerte: "I am Muerte"

Jeff Blue: "Oh hi Morty!!!"

Muerte: "Muerte!!! Muerte!!! no Morty!!! Muerte!!!!"

And when Jeff Blue meets with Paulina Novacek (Fiona Shaw), her gang has "Muerte", thinking he is one of Jeff's "confederates", He (Jeff) plays off it, saying that Muerte is the big guy and refers to him as "The Big 'M'" and "Muerte". Suddenly, Muerte to save his butt, keeps screaming, "I'm Morty!!! Morty!!!".

Stanley Tucci is priceless in this movie.


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