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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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Trivia

In the scene where Lance emerges from the van in a cloud of pot smoke, Neil Patrick Harris thought it would help his performance to get stoned for real prior to filming. Harris claims this ended up backfiring by making him sluggish and paranoid. See more »

Goofs

When she-devil and her henchmen take off to the chase and are starting their motorcycles, the instrument cluster shown (a circa 1995 Honda CBR600) doesn't match she-devil's (1997 Kawasaki ZX-6R) or her henchmen's (2002 Honda CBR600) bikes. See more »

Quotes

The Chief: I'm tired of you disrespecting me! Give me one good reason why I shouldn't fire your black-ass?
Undercover Brother: Because I... don't... work for you?
The Chief: SHUT UP! Save the smart comments for the chunky brother in the smock!
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Crazy Credits

Late in the credits, White She-Devil drops by while Undercover Brother is with Sistah Girl. 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 Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Beat It
Written by Michael Jackson
Performed by Michael Jackson
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

Deliberately stupid and very funny movie
31 October 2004 | by Hang_All_DrunkdriversSee all my reviews

In the 80s there was a film called "i'm gonna get you sucka" about a black gang led by keenan ivory wayans who bring down a white company run by Mr. Big played by john vernon. It was hilarious and "undercover brother" is the same type of movie and equally funny. Whitey has mind-controlled a black general modeled on colin powell, and turned him away from running for president. Instead they have him shill for a fried chicken restaurant that has mind control drugs in their chicken.!! Whitey wants to turn blacks into slaves and the BROTHERHOOD led by our hero UB, is out to stop them. Among the choice bits of silliness is when smart brother develops a vaccine against the drugs but says they can't use it cause it only works on one person at a time!!! Now how can a vaccine only work on one person at a time? HAHAHA. I give this movie a B+.


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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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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