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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 »
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Undercover Brother See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The following year, Eddie Griffin and Denise Richards both appeared in Scary Movie 3 (2003). See more »

Goofs

When Sistah Girl is at UB's apartment, he begins unbuttoning his shirt. After she hits him, one extra button is rebuttoned. See more »

Quotes

General Boutwell: Move over Colonel, here comes the General!
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Late in the credits, White She-Devil drops by while Undercover Brother is with Sistah Girl. See more »

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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 »

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What Ever Happened
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Good comedies don't come along very often...
9 July 2004 | by dgeer80See all my reviews

...Most of the time, the type of comedies we get are teen comedies that pretty much only focus on sexual topics. Not my cup of tea. It's just not funny.

But here, we have a brilliantly funny comedy about a black man mentally stuck in the 70s who's out their protecting racial equality. We also have "The Brotherhood," a secret organization doing the same thing, consisting of mostly blacks. But they stress the message that you just have to be "down" to be in the brotherhood, and you don't have to be black. At first, it seems like only blacks are welcome. But then they realize that working as an equal team is how the job should really be done, regardless of one's race. So this movie has a good message, despite all the racial jokes.

But enough of that. This movie is hilarious! The jokes they make about both black culture and white culture kept me laughing all the way through. You can't take it too seriously. If you do, getting offended will come with the territory for you, and that's not what this movie is about. What goes through my head when the jokes are cracked is, "That's exactly how it is!" And I'm a white guy.

Sure, a lot of the jokes are ones that have been used before. But the WAY they're used in this movie and the creativity behind it all is what made me laugh.

So if you don't get offended easily by culture jokes, and you're in the mood to laugh a lot, this movie is for you.


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