Undercover Brother (Widescreen)

Closed Capationed Starring: Chris Kattan & Eddie Griffin Director: Malcolm D. Lee  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
    • DTS Surround 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Music Highlights
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Outtakes
    • Alternate Ending
    • Shorts: Animated Shorts
    • Film Highlights: Classic Quotes
    • Music Video: Snoop Dogg - "Undercova Funk"
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Malcolm Lee - Director
      2. Eddie Griffin - Star
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus
    • Trivia Game:
      1. Beat the Man
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes
    • Cast & Filmmakers

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 05/31/2002
"...Winningly silly....The blunt satiric arrows fly in all directions, hitting targets of various colors..."
USA Today - 05/31/2002
"...Affably loopy....The broad physical comedy is as reliable as a brick house..."
Variety - 06/03/2002
"...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..."
Total Film - 10/01/2002
"...UNDERCOVER BROTHER is Griffin's comedic redemption..."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/2003
"...The cast -- especially Eddie Griffin in the title role -- hit the right tone, and director Malcolm D. Lee has a feel for the material..."

Product Description:

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.

Plot Keywords:

1970s | African Americans | Funk | Music (General) | R&B / Soul | Spies | Spoof | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: May 31, 2002

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  • Sales Rank: 46,750
  • UPC: 025192245022
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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