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Undercover Blues (1993)




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Nick and Nora Charles are updated to a touchy-feely couple of the 1990s who take a break from the action to raise their eleven-month-old child. Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid star as Jane and Jeff Blue, two CIA super-agents who have abandoned the daily grind to devote quality time to their baby but find trouble on vacation in New Orleans. First a group of muggers try to take advantage of Jeff as he walks down the street with his baby in tow. Jeff teaches the boys a humiliating lesson, but one of the creepy bad guys, Muerte (Stanley Tucci), vows revenge, and he spends the rest of the movie dogging Jeff and Jane and getting kicked in the teeth in the process. But Muerte is small potatoes compared to Novacek (Fiona Shaw), a former Czech agent. Convinced to return to work by their superiors, Jeff and Jane have to catch Novacek red-handed buying illegal explosives from a New Orleans traitor so that the government can send her back to the Czech republic.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ian Abrams
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 1, 2003
MGM Home Entertainment


Kathleen Turner
as Jane Blue
Dennis Quaid
as Jeff Blue
Fiona Shaw
as Novacek
Larry Miller
as Det. Sgt. Halsey
Obba Babatundé
as Lt. Theodore Sawyer
Tom Arnold
as Vern Newman
Park Overall
as Bonnie Newman
Ralph Brown
as Leamington
Saul Rubinek
as Mr. Ferderber
Dakin Matthews
as Police Captain
Michelle Schuelke
as Jane Louise Blue
Michael Greene
as Colonel Kenton
Jenifer Lewis
as Cab Driver
Eliott Keener
as The Drunk
Eddie Braun
as Getaway Driver
Spencer Henderson
as Party Guest
Barry Bedig
as Mariner
James Lew
as Novacek's Man
Bill McIntosh
as Novacek's Man
Spencer Henderson
as Party Guest
Julius Le Flore
as Novacek's Man
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Critic Reviews for Undercover Blues

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

The movie has enough style to make you overlook reason and the occasionally erratic continuity.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

This empty-headed comedy revels in its own admitted idiocy.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

The script by Ian Abrams brims with overwritten cleverness.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 10, 1993
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Undercover Blues is one of the best comedies I have seen in a long time.

Full Review… | March 23, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Undercover Blues

Oh my this is pretty horrible, a really really typically bad lightweight 90's throw away comedy, if you can even call it that.

This film glides across so many other ideas and its so so very pointless it hurts. The two leads are actually really annoying and you just wanna see them get killed so much haha. Quaid and Turner being top undercover agents for the US that are dragged back into service on the promise of good pay, the hook being they take their young child with them everywhere, errr yeah! great!.

Cue lots and lots of lame, tame ridiculously bad looking fights with obvious doubles. Horrendous acting from everyone, a boring drab plot and a female baddie who is completely nonthreatening or even remotely interesting. The whole thing takes ques from 'Bond' naturally and is set in the deep South of New Orleans but it just doesn't work.

The only reasonable part or performance goes to Tucci who plays an inept criminal trying to kill the heroes and going by the name of 'Muerte', which everyone mispronounces much to his frustration. This does garner SOME laughs, his girlish screams also amuse but that really is it.

OK fun for kids, stick them in front of this for the afternoon and they might enjoy. Not advisable for any adult to attempt the full running time, its utter dribble and a waste of your life.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

A cute Movie. A family who Kick A
and a lot of LOLs

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner are fun and fine as a perfect superspy couple who are called back from their retirement and child-rearing to save the world from a master villainess.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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