Undercover Brother

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Overview

Undercover Brother began life as an animated series on the Internet. The satirical cartoon was created by novelist and screenwriter John Ridley Three Kings for the website urbanentertainment.com. Ridley wrote the screenplay with Michael McCullers, co-writer of the Austin Powers sequels, and it was directed by Malcolm D. Lee Spike Lee's cousin, and the writer/director of The Best Man. The film stars Eddie Griffin of TV's Malcolm and Eddie as Undercover Brother, he of the gold Cadillac convertible and huge Afro, ...
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Overview

Undercover Brother began life as an animated series on the Internet. The satirical cartoon was created by novelist and screenwriter John Ridley Three Kings for the website urbanentertainment.com. Ridley wrote the screenplay with Michael McCullers, co-writer of the Austin Powers sequels, and it was directed by Malcolm D. Lee Spike Lee's cousin, and the writer/director of The Best Man. The film stars Eddie Griffin of TV's Malcolm and Eddie as Undercover Brother, he of the gold Cadillac convertible and huge Afro, who uses gadgets and disguises to steal from the rich and give to the poor. His activities are discovered by the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., a spy organization devoted to subverting The Man Robert Trumbull and his henchman, Mr. Feather Chris Kattan, who use their power over the media to demean black people and destroy racial unity. The spy organization is run by The Chief Chi McBride, who is constantly screaming at his subordinates. They include Sistah Girl Aunjanue Ellis, a beautiful martial artist, Conspiracy Brother Dave Chappelle, who sees white supremacist plots everywhere, and Smart Brother Gary Anthony Williams, who provided the voice of Undercover Brother in the cartoon, who supplies the operatives with gadgets and information. When a popular black political figure, General Boutwell Billy Dee Williams, calls a press conference, presumably to announce his presidential candidacy, and instead announces that he's opening a chain of fried chicken restaurants, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. rightly suspects foul play, and recruits Undercover Brother to look into it. He goes undercover as an uptight buppie to work for The Man, but his cover is soon blown, and the seductive White She Devil Denise Richards is sent in to use her feminine wiles to destroy Undercover Brother.
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Editorial Reviews

Hollywood Reporter - David Hunter
Led by Griffin's smartly nuanced performance and enthusiasm, the cast has a lot of fun with the material.
San Francisco Chronicle
It combines relentless energy with an aura of good nature for a formula that works.
New York Post - Jonathan Freeman
A surprisingly 'solid' achievement by director Malcolm D. Lee and writer John Ridley.

A surprisingly 'solid' achievement by director Malcolm D. Lee and writer John Ridley.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2003
  • UPC: 096896013637
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Griffin Anton Jackson/Undercover Brother
Chris Kattan Mr. Feather
Aunjanue Ellis Sistah Girl
Dave Chappelle Conspiracy Brother
Denise Richards White She-Devil
Neil Patrick Harris Lance
Gary Anthony Williams Smart Brother
Chi McBride The Chief
James Brown Himself
Jack Noseworthy
Technical Credits
Malcolm D. Lee Director
Bill Carraro Executive Producer
Brian Grazer Producer
Danielle Hollowell Costumes/Costume Designer
William Kerr Editor
Michael McCullers Screenwriter
Tom Priestley Jr. Cinematographer
John Ridley Executive Producer, Screenwriter
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    I like it.

    Cannot stop laughing with movie!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GEATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This movie is soooo good. i laughed the whole time. There was not a single part that wasn't funny. This is a must see. It is so great I couldn't beileve it when i first saw it. I have seen it at least 10 times. SOLID!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The african-american austin powers

    So funny!!!!!! I laughed so much I almost peed myself. A must see movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST!!!

    This movie was so funny I just had to watch it twice! The plot was hilarious, and I like how each side gets their own fair share of both laughs and discrimination.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LOL Funny!

    I laughed til it hurt. Fast paced, lots of action, tons of gags. I don't understand why there wasn't more noise about this movie in 2002, it's one of the year's hippest. It's Shaft meets Austin Powers meets 007. Eddie Griffin was born to play this role. He hits the ground running and the rest of the gang make up an unlikely crew but they all hit their mark and make the movie a real happening.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hilarious!!!

    One of the funniest movies I have ever seen, kept me laughing from begining to end. Great satire of a lot of other movies.

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