History Film / UndercoverBrother

14th Mar '17 8:28:39 AM Mdumas43073
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''Undercover Brother'' is a 2002 American action comedy film parodying the {{Blaxploitation}} genre, based on a WebAnimation series of the same name. It was directed by Malcolm D. Lee and stars Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Creator/DeniseRichards, Aunjanue Ellis, Creator/DaveChappelle, Chi [=McBride=], and Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.

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''Undercover Brother'' is a 2002 American action comedy film parodying the {{Blaxploitation}} genre, film, based on a WebAnimation series of the same name. It was directed by Malcolm D. Lee and stars Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Creator/DeniseRichards, Aunjanue Ellis, Creator/DaveChappelle, Chi [=McBride=], and Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.



* {{Adorkable}}: Anton Jackson, Smart Brother, and Lance

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* {{Adorkable}}: Anton Jackson, Smart Brother, and LanceLance.
* AffectionateParody: Of '70s {{Blaxploitation}} films.
13th Mar '17 10:08:26 PM Mdumas43073
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''Undercover Brother'' is a 2002 American action comedy film, based on a WebAnimation. It was directed by Malcolm D. Lee and stars Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Creator/DeniseRichards, Aunjanue Ellis, Creator/DaveChappelle, Chi [=McBride=], and Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.

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''Undercover Brother'' is a 2002 American action comedy film, film parodying the {{Blaxploitation}} genre, based on a WebAnimation.WebAnimation series of the same name. It was directed by Malcolm D. Lee and stars Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Creator/DeniseRichards, Aunjanue Ellis, Creator/DaveChappelle, Chi [=McBride=], and Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.
13th Mar '17 10:05:52 PM Mdumas43073
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''Undercover Brother'' is a 2002 American action comedy film, based on a WebAnimation. It was directed by Malcolm D. Lee and stars Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Denise Richards, Aunjanue Harris, Dave Chappelle, Chi [=McBride=], and Neil Patrick Harris.

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''Undercover Brother'' is a 2002 American action comedy film, based on a WebAnimation. It was directed by Malcolm D. Lee and stars Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Denise Richards, Creator/DeniseRichards, Aunjanue Harris, Dave Chappelle, Ellis, Creator/DaveChappelle, Chi [=McBride=], and Neil Patrick Harris.
Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.
13th Mar '17 10:04:09 PM Mdumas43073
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''Undercover Brother'' is a 2002 American action comedy film, based on a WebAnimation.

We start with a black U.S. Army general who, in the beginning, looks like a good, respectable possibility for a black president. No scandals in his past at all.

But TheChessmaster known only as "TheMan" and his evil organization get to the general and leave him [[MindRape brainwashed.]] Right when he's supposed to be announcing his candidacy, he gives up his dream of politics to run a chain of fried chicken restaurants. It's evil fried chicken, too, but we don't learn that immediately.

The good [[TheMasquerade secret organization,]] The BROTHERHOOD, needs to stop this before it goes any farther. But to do that, they must call the great {{Blaxploitation}} hero Undercover Brother. Undercover Brother is stuck in TheSeventies, but he knows kung fu.

Undercover Brother is asked to infiltrate the evil Organization undercover. He is given a watch that sprays hot sauce to fight off the potential evil of mayonnaise on white bread. But, once on assignment, he meets an [[{{Fanservice}} incredibly beautiful blonde]] who appears to be trying to befriend him, and things go bad...

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''Undercover Brother'' is a 2002 American action comedy film, based on a WebAnimation.

WebAnimation. It was directed by Malcolm D. Lee and stars Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Denise Richards, Aunjanue Harris, Dave Chappelle, Chi [=McBride=], and Neil Patrick Harris.

We start with a black U.S. Army general named Warren Boutwell (Billy Dee Williams) who, in the beginning, looks like a good, respectable possibility for a black president. No scandals in his past at all.

But TheChessmaster a white [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] known only as "TheMan" (Robert Trumbull) and his evil organization get to the general and leave him [[MindRape brainwashed.]] Right when he's supposed to be announcing his candidacy, he gives up his dream of politics to run a chain of fried chicken restaurants. It's evil fried chicken, too, but we don't learn that immediately.

The good [[TheMasquerade secret organization,]] organization]], The BROTHERHOOD, needs to stop this before it goes any farther. But to do that, they must call the great {{Blaxploitation}} hero Undercover Brother.Brother (Griffin). Undercover Brother is stuck in TheSeventies, but he knows kung fu.

Undercover Brother is asked to infiltrate the evil Organization undercover. He is given a watch that sprays hot sauce to fight off the potential evil of mayonnaise on white bread. But, once on assignment, he meets an [[{{Fanservice}} incredibly beautiful blonde]] (Richards) who appears to be trying to befriend him, and things go bad...
26th Feb '17 1:12:26 PM ElatedReynard
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* StrawmanPolitical: Parodied like everything else. Conspiracy Brother snaps, "Name one thing the Republican Party has done for black people. ONE!" Smart Brother uses a lengthy "Lincoln was a Republican" rebuttal and seems ready to continue; Conspiracy Brother pauses for a beat, only to continue with "[[WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately All right, name two things]] ''[[WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately lately]]''!" While Conspiracy Brother ''is'' extremely paranoid, and will make assumptions as ridiculous as thinking that saying "Good Morning" is racist, that particular incident is revealed to actually be a legitimate, but poorly thought-through argument when one reviews history: while the majority of Republicans in the late 19th century were originally against slavery, the party's ideals concerning race changed considerably by the late 20th century: most Republicans(especially those in Southern states, like former Mississippi governor, J.P. Coleman) were very much against racial integration, and terrorist activity by the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan was heaviest in southern states that were overwhelmingly Republican, like Mississippi and Alabama. [[DumbassHasaPoint While Conspiracy Brother's allegations are often wild and thoughtless, they do sometimes stem from actual fact]], so the movie sort of [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this trope]].

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* StrawmanPolitical: Parodied like everything else. Conspiracy Brother snaps, "Name one thing the Republican Party has done for black people. ONE!" Smart Brother uses a lengthy "Lincoln was a Republican" rebuttal and seems ready to continue; Conspiracy Brother pauses for a beat, only to continue with "[[WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately All right, name two things]] ''[[WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately lately]]''!" While Conspiracy Brother ''is'' extremely paranoid, and will make assumptions as ridiculous as thinking that saying "Good Morning" is racist, that particular incident is revealed to actually be a legitimate, but poorly thought-through argument when one reviews history: while the majority of Republicans in the late 19th century were originally against slavery, the party's ideals concerning race changed considerably by the late 20th century: most Republicans(especially Republicans (especially those in Southern states, like former Mississippi governor, J.P. Coleman) were very much against racial integration, and terrorist activity by the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan was heaviest in southern states that were overwhelmingly Republican, like Mississippi and Alabama. [[DumbassHasaPoint While Conspiracy Brother's allegations are often wild and thoughtless, they do sometimes stem from actual fact]], so the movie sort of [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this trope]].
10th Feb '17 10:47:58 PM PutotyraNoZarus
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* BigNo: A {{mook}} does this as Undercover Brother is about to stamp down on him.

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* BigNo: A {{mook}} does this as Undercover Brother is about to stamp down on him. [[spoiler:He lives, but his potato chips weren't as lucky.]]
29th Dec '16 7:36:50 AM TDM
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-->'''Conspiracy Brother''': What the ''[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]''? Chief! I've never seen this bitch in my agent classes! [[ADegreeInUseless I'm still paying the loans off, man]]! I sleep on a pissy mattress! I ain't got good food to eat! I borrow money for my weed! I quit! That's it. Y'all ain't got Conspiracy Brother Jones to kick around no more! Give me a pillow case... [[CrossesTheLineTwice I'm joining the Klan]]!

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-->'''Conspiracy Brother''': What the ''[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]''? Chief! I've I ain't never seen this bitch in my secret agent classes! [[ADegreeInUseless I'm still paying the loans off, man]]! I sleep on a pissy mattress! I ain't got good food to eat! I borrow money for my weed! I quit! That's it. Y'all ain't got Conspiracy Brother Jones to kick around no more! Give me a pillow case... [[CrossesTheLineTwice I'm joining the Klan]]!



-->'''Conspiracy Brother''': "Hi"? What you mean "hi"? Like "high yellow wanna be white"? "High" like the ''white man'' wants to keep us? Wait, [[HypocriticalHumor you don't smell any weed on me]], do you?

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-->'''Conspiracy Brother''': "Hi"? What you mean "hi"? Like "high yellow "hi, y'all wanna be white"? "High" like the ''white man'' wants to keep us? Wait, [[HypocriticalHumor you don't smell any no weed on me]], do you?



* {{Fanservice}}: Sista Girl, Penelope Snow/[[spoiler: White She Devil]]

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* {{Fanservice}}: Sista Girl, Penelope Snow/[[spoiler: White Snow/[[spoiler:White She Devil]]



* JustLikeRobinHood: Before being recruited to the BROTHERHOOD, Undercover Brother was known as "the Robin Hood from the Hood" and was discovered by the BROTHERHOOD while he was deleting bank records to prevent foreclosure on people's homes.

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* JustLikeRobinHood: Before being recruited to the BROTHERHOOD, Undercover Brother was known as "the Robin Hood from of the Hood" and was discovered by the BROTHERHOOD while he was deleting bank records to prevent foreclosure on people's homes.



** [[spoiler: Played twice, as for one moment during the final conflict, she appears to have been a double agent, for being revealed to be firmly on the Brotherhood's side.]]

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** [[spoiler: Played twice, as for one moment during the final conflict, she appears to have been a double agent, for before being revealed to be firmly on the Brotherhood's side.]]



* StrawmanPolitical: Parodied like everything else. Conspiracy Brother snaps "What have the Republicans ever done for black people?!" Smart Brother uses the "Lincoln was a Republican" rebuttal and seems ready to continue, only for Conspiracy Brother to interrupt with "Fine, fine, [[WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately list two things Republicans have done for black people]] ''[[WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately lately]]''!" While Conspiracy Brother ''is'' extremely paranoid, and will make assumptions as ridiculous as thinking that saying "Good Morning" is racist, that particular incident is revealed to actually be a legitimate, but poorly thought-through argument when one reviews history: while the majority of Republicans in the late 19th century were originally against slavery, the party's ideals concerning race changed considerably by the late 20th century: most Republicans(especially those in Southern states, like former Mississippi governor, J.P. Coleman) were very much against racial integration, and terrorist activity by the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan was heaviest in southern states that were overwhelmingly Republican, like Mississippi and Alabama. [[DumbassHasaPoint While Conspiracy Brother's allegations are often wild and thoughtless, they do sometimes stem from actual fact]], so the movie sort of [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this trope]].

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* StrawmanPolitical: Parodied like everything else. Conspiracy Brother snaps "What have snaps, "Name one thing the Republicans ever Republican Party has done for black people?!" people. ONE!" Smart Brother uses the a lengthy "Lincoln was a Republican" rebuttal and seems ready to continue, only for continue; Conspiracy Brother pauses for a beat, only to interrupt continue with "Fine, fine, [[WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately list "[[WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately All right, name two things Republicans have done for black people]] things]] ''[[WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately lately]]''!" While Conspiracy Brother ''is'' extremely paranoid, and will make assumptions as ridiculous as thinking that saying "Good Morning" is racist, that particular incident is revealed to actually be a legitimate, but poorly thought-through argument when one reviews history: while the majority of Republicans in the late 19th century were originally against slavery, the party's ideals concerning race changed considerably by the late 20th century: most Republicans(especially those in Southern states, like former Mississippi governor, J.P. Coleman) were very much against racial integration, and terrorist activity by the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan was heaviest in southern states that were overwhelmingly Republican, like Mississippi and Alabama. [[DumbassHasaPoint While Conspiracy Brother's allegations are often wild and thoughtless, they do sometimes stem from actual fact]], so the movie sort of [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this trope]].



** Were her nipples pink?

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** Were her nipples pink?"She had pink nipples, didn't she?"
27th Nov '16 3:21:18 AM Arivne
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* LeParkour: While fighting Mr. Feather, Undercover Brother briefly jumps up on and runs along a wall to escape being sliced by Feather's BladeBelowTheShoulder.
17th Nov '16 10:34:27 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* HairTriggerTemper: Conspiracy Brother

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* HairTriggerTemper: Conspiracy BrotherBrother, who breaks into a rant at the mention of various innocuous words.
* AHandfulForAnEye: Mr. Feather does it to Undercover Brother during their final battle.
* HandshakeSubstitute: The security check to enter the BROTHERHOOD is a robotic arm which measures blackness of user by their handshake. Undercover Brother does a whole routine that passes the test.



* AHandfulForAnEye: Mr. Feather does it to Undercover Brother during their final battle.
14th Nov '16 9:11:11 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* BrickJoke: When Undercover Brother is first revealed, Conspiracy Brother shouts "It's Macy Gray with porkchop sideburns!" After the bank job, a news report mentions that singer Macy Gray was arrested in connection with the job, but released due to lack of evidence.
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