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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 »
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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
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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}

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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 »

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Trivia

At one point Chi McBride, The Chief, says that he is getting to old for this and looks to a photograph on the wall of Danny Glover. Danny Glover is famous for his role as Roger Murtaugh in Lethal Weapon (1987) and its sequels where we would use that line in the same manner. 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

[Knock on door]
Mr. Feather: Who's there?
Undercover Brother: Kung.
Mr. Feather: Kung who?
[Anton kicks down the door]
Undercover Brother: Kung Fu!
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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 »

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 Super Fly (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Enter The Dragon Cues
Written by Lalo Schifrin
Courtesy of Warner Bros.
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Austin Powers watch out for Undercover Brother
1 June 2002 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee all my reviews

Undercover Brother is a smart and sassy comedy similar to Austin Powers. Eddie Griffin stars as Undercover Brother a smooth seceret agent type cat who is out to save the world from the Man. He gets help from the brother hood who have employess with names like Conspiracy Brother & Smart Brother and Sistah Girl. The supporting cast of Chi McBride, Chris Kattan and Denise Richards are all very good but Dave Chapple steals every scene he's in. Malcom D.Lee has made a worthy follow up to The Best Man and Unisversal may have a new franchise on their hands.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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