Undercover Brother is a 2002 American action comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee and produced by Brian Grazer. The screenplay was written by John Ridley and Michael McCullers with characters based on the original Internet animation created by John Ridley.
Rated: PG-13 (movie contains language, sexual humor, drug content and campy violence)
Run Time: 1h 26min
Release Date: May 31, 2002 (USA)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Studio: Universal Pictures
Undercover Brother stars Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Denise Richards, Aunjanue Ellis, Dave Chappelle, Chi McBride, Neil Patrick Harris, Gary Anthony Williams, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Noseworthy, Robert Trumbull, J.D. Hall, Robert Townsend and James Brown.
Undercover Brother is the story of an underground all-black justice league organization known as the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., whose main mission is to defend the values of African-American people in North America from the white establishment commonly referred to as The Man.
In the meantime, Decorated General, Warren Boutwell (Billy Dee Williams), is a campaigning candidate running for President when the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. notice that the General starts exhibiting strange behavior on the campaign trail and sets out to investigate what has happened to him fearing The Man has somehow influenced him. Undercover Brother (Eddie Griffin) is recruited by the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. to infiltrate The Man’s organization and investigate what is influencing the General and foil their plans to derail the presidential candidate.
Undercover Brother is a master of disguise and transforms himself into Anton Jackson, a seemingly harmless, almost white acting African-American man to fit in with the organization. While working for The Man, Anton discovers the plot to unleash a powerful top-secret weapon which acts as a psycho-hallucinogenic drug that will reduce the entire population into mindless zombies. Furthermore, The Man utilizes the General’s fried chicken secret recipe as a distribution agent for their mind controlling weapon.
Meanwhile, Anton falls for a fellow co-worker named Penelope Snow (Denise Richards) who unbeknownst to Anton, is an undercover operative for The Man and goes by the moniker White She Devil. Deeply entrenched into his character, Undercover Brother relies on his partner Sistah Girl (Aunjanue Ellis) to bring him back to reality so they can defeat Mr. Feather (Chris Kattan) and foil The Man’s plans and put an end to Operation Whitewash.
“You mess with the ‘fro, you got to go.” – Undercover Brother
“You see what’s happening, don’t you? How we’re being corrupted by their hipper-than-thou fashion and cool slang you can’t help but use?” – Mr. Feather
“Wait a minute, how’d the white boy get a job at the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D.?” – Undercover Brother
“Shit, what can I say? Affirmative action.” – The Chief
“There are times for falling apart, and there are times for getting funky. this is on of them funky times. So what’s it gonna be? You ready to play some funky music, white boy?” – Undercover Brother
Official Movie Trailer
Eddie Griffin as Undercover Brother / Anton Jackson
Chris Kattan as Mr. Feather
Denise Richards as Penelope Snow / White She Devil
Aunjanue Ellis as Sistah Girl
Dave Chappelle as Conspiracy Brother
Chi McBride as The Chief
Neil Patrick Harris as Lance
Gary Anthony Williams as Smart Brother
Billy Dee Williams as General Warren Boutwell
Jack Noseworthy as Mr. Elias
Robert Trumbull as The Man
J.D. Hall as Narrator
Robert Townsend as Mr. UB
James Brown as James Brown