Undercover Brother

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I just recently purchased the DVD and I gotta say, the extra features are out of this world! In addition to Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 6.1, THX 7.1, and SDDS 9.2, it has interviews with the director, the director's wife, the director's daugher, the director's dog...in short, every possible viewpoint is jampacked "brotha style" into these 9 amazing DVD's and one CD-R. The old lady in the jail cell next to mine said it was the funniest movie she had ever seen, and that's saying a lot considering she hasn't even watched it! But I watched it twice, so that must count for her too.

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Great Movie!

by undercover@brothel.com on 11/25/2002

I just recently purchased the DVD and I gotta say, the extra features are out of this world! In addition to Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 6.1, THX 7.1, and SDDS 9.2, it has interviews with the director, the director's wife, the director's daugher, the director's dog...in short, every possible viewpoint is jampacked "brotha style" into these 9 amazing DVD's and one CD-R. The old lady in the jail cell next to mine said it was the funniest movie she had ever seen, and that's saying a lot considering she hasn't even watched it! But I watched it twice, so that must count for her too. Read More

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Product Overview

When 'the man' tries to derail a black candidate's presidential campaign, undercover brother and his fellow secret agents come to the rescue.

Specifications

Studio Universal
SKU 40175594
UPC 025192245022
UPC 14 00025192245022
Format DVD
Release Date 9/1/2015
Rating Rating
Keywords
1970s
African Americans
Funk
Music (General)
R&B/Soul
Spies
Spoof
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Malcolm D. Lee's UNDERCOVER BROTHER is a rollicking spoof that earns the distinction of being the first studio film to find its inspiration in a character created specifically for the Internet. Based on writer John Ridley's satirical series which premiered on the Urban Entertainment web site, UNDERCOVER BROTHER follows a hipper-than-hip, Afro-sporting superhero-of-sorts (the multi-talented Eddie Griffin) who stands up for oppressed people everywhere, and looks damn good doing it. But when The Man and his demonic henchman Mr. Feather (Chris Kattan) drug a wildly popular black presidential candidate (Billy Dee Williams), Undercover Brother must team up with the positive underground group the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. in order to restore peace and unity within the community. Employing his seemingly endless arsenal of clever disguises--including the ultra-nerdy Anton Jackson--Undercover Brother embarks on his dangerous mission.^Lee's live action comedy successfully preserves the energy of the original animated shorts, resulting in an hysterical romp that is stuffed with enough pop culture references for two sequels. Griffin uses the character as a platform for his boundless talents, and supporting players Kattan, Dave Chappelle, Aunjenue Ellis, Denise Richards, and Neil Patrick Harris do their part to keep the jokes erupting like a giddy volcano.
Reviews
New York Times "...Winningly silly....The blunt satiric arrows fly in all directions, hitting targets of various colors..." 05/31/2002 p.E20
USA Today "...Affably loopy....The broad physical comedy is as reliable as a brick house..." 05/31/2002 p.7E
Variety "...Keenly accurate and gleefully affectionate in its lampooning of cliches....Griffin does his finest bigscreen work to date, showing a fine flair for physical comedy and a deft touch for mock-serious swagger..." 06/03/2002 p.20-9
Total Film "...UNDERCOVER BROTHER is Griffin's comedic redemption..." 10/01/2002 p.130
Sight and Sound "...The cast -- especially Eddie Griffin in the title role -- hit the right tone, and director Malcolm D. Lee has a feel for the material..." 03/01/2003 p.59
Directors
Malcolm D. Lee
Actors
Chris Kattan
Eddie Griffin
Cast & Crew
Aunjanue Ellis - Actor
Billy Dee Williams - Actor
Chi McBride - Actor
Chris Kattan - Actor
Dave Chappelle - Actor
David Chappelle - Actor
Denise Richards - Actor
Eddie Griffin - Actor
Neil Patrick Harris - Actor
Tom Priestly - Cinematographer
Malcolm D. Lee - Directed By
Malcolm D. Lee - Director
Tom Priestley, Jr. - Director of Photography
William Kerr - Edited By
William Kerr - Editor
John Ridley, Bill Carraro, Kim Roth - Executive Producers
Bonnie Greenberg - Music Supervisor
Stanley Clarke - Musical Score
Stanley Clarke - Original Music By
Brian Grazer, Michael Jenkinson, Damon Lee - Produced By
Damon Lee - Producer
Brian Grazer - Producer
Michael Jenkinson - Producer
William Elliot - Production Designer
William Elliott - Production Designer
John Ridley - Screenplay
Michael McCullers - Screenplay
John Ridley and Michael McCullers - Screenplay By
John Ridley - Story By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 22450
UPC 00025192245022
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 87 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review Undercover Brother is the sort of comedy that lacks comic invention but makes up for it with comic fecundity. Don't like this joke? Here comes another, and another. The picture is crammed with shameless satire, engaging moments of pure silliness and jokes that border on the outrageous.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Mike LaSalle
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, Collector's Edition, Widescreen, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Product Attributes
Actor Griffin,Eddie
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Newsday Infectiously funny!
Peter Bernare, South Florida Sun-Sentinel ...dishes out a ton of laughs that everyone can enjoy...
USA Today ...is a kick!
James Berardinelli's ReelViews There are laughs aplenty...
FOX-TV The coolest and hippest movie in years!
NY Times Watch it Austin Powers, the funk is back!
Jan Stewart, Newsday ...a funkadelic fun ride...
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