5.8/10
32,411
188 user 73 critic

Undercover Brother (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 31 May 2002 (USA)
When "The Man" tries to derail a black candidate's presidential campaign, Undercover Brother and his fellow secret agents come to the rescue.

Director:

Malcolm D. Lee

Writers:

John Ridley (internet series), John Ridley (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
3,012 ( 1,053)
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A sequel to the 2002 comedy, "Undercover Brother".

Director: Leslie Small
Stars: Barry Bostwick, Michael Jai White, Laila Odom
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Stars: Gary Anthony Williams
The New Guy (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A high school senior branded uncool in the ninth grade gets himself expelled so he changes his image to cool kid at the town's other high school.

Director: Ed Decter
Stars: DJ Qualls, Lyle Lovett, Eliza Dushku
Corky Romano (2001)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The loser son of a Mafia honcho must go undercover for the FBI.

Director: Rob Pritts
Stars: Chris Kattan, Peter Falk, Vinessa Shaw
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two dim-witted brothers dream of owning their own dance club or at least getting into the coolest and most exclusive club in town, The Roxbury.

Director: John Fortenberry
Stars: Chris Kattan, Will Ferrell, Raquel Gardner
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.

Director: John Whitesell
Stars: Jamie Kennedy, Ryan O'Neal, Blair Underwood
Half Baked (1998)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of three not so bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail.

Director: Tamra Davis
Stars: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Jim Breuer
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man, it's up to him to find justice.

Director: Scott Sanders
Stars: Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson
Blue Streak (1999)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A former convict poses as a cop to retrieve a diamond he stole years ago.

Director: Les Mayfield
Stars: Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Peter Greene
Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The Saturday Night Live character gets a big screen treatment.

Director: Reginald Hudlin
Stars: Tim Meadows, Karyn Parsons, Billy Dee Williams
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember, who is working with Dr. Evil.

Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Mike Myers, Beyoncé, Seth Green
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Griffin ... Undercover Brother / Anton Jackson
Chris Kattan ... Mr. Feather
Denise Richards ... White She Devil
Aunjanue Ellis ... Sistah Girl
Dave Chappelle ... Conspiracy Brother
Chi McBride ... The Chief
Neil Patrick Harris ... Lance
Gary Anthony Williams ... Smart Brother
Billy Dee Williams ... Gen. Warren Boutwell
Jack Noseworthy ... Mr. Elias
Robert Trumbull Robert Trumbull ... The Man
J.D. Hall ... Narrator (voice)
William S. Taylor ... Roscoe the Barber (as William Taylor)
Shauna MacDonald ... Wendy Marshall - TV Anchor
Ron Pardo Ron Pardo ... Chuck
Edit

Storyline

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}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He's All Action

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brat na tajnom zadatku See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,037,685, 2 June 2002

Gross USA:

$39,089,928

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,604,473
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Undercover Brother's license plate is "SOLID" - and when the rear license plate lowers to reveal gun turrets, the area reads "SUCKA". See more »

Goofs

When UB and Sistah Girl are outside of the brown locked door at the golf course and are surrounded, UB's shoes extend and they walk onto the roof. But immediately after wards, he looks at her and says, "Thanks for the lift." They are back on the ground in front of the door. See more »

Quotes

The Chief: Today is a great day for black people of all races.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

For the UK DVD release Universal chose to cut 14 sec. from the outtakes (two uses of very strong language) to keep the "12" rating. An uncut "15" was available. See more »

Connections

References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)
Written by Leon Haywood
Performed by Carl Carlton
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
It Tears the Roof Off the Mother Sucker!
29 June 2002 | by EmperorNortonIISee all my reviews

I loved "Undercover Brother!" It's the movie "Pootie Tang" should have been! I found it over-the-top, laugh-out-loud funny! Eddie Griffin scores as Undercover Brother, an afrolicious version of Austin Powers. And Chris Kattan is hilarious as Mr. Feather, an evil underling of The Man, devoted to the white man's dominance, but succumbing to hip-hop influence. Other funny performances came from Dave Chappelle as the paranoid Conspiracy Brother, and Neil Patrick Harris as the clueless caucasian intern Lance. Some viewers may complain about the black stereotypes, but you must look at it as black actors and filmmakers laughing at themselves. It's all a "solid" laugh!


26 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 188 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed