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.~Josh Ralske
Animated Shorts by Urban Entertainment
Feature Commentary with Director Malcolm D. Lee
Snoop Dogg "Undercover Funk" Music Video
Welcome to the Brotherhood: The Making of Undercover Brother
"Undercover Brother" is the great spoof of 1970s blaxploitation films, ("Shaft", "Black Caesar", "Coffy", etc.) that not only is launched and will be remembered as a "great, cult classic, Black film", but an Intelligent one.
Eddie Griffin ("Meteor Man", "Eddie & Malcolm", "Norbit") plays cool, funky 1970s-style superhero "Undercover Brother", whose mission is to stop the unseen character, "The Man", and his assistant, Mr. Feather (Chris Kattan, "Saturday Night Live") from reversing the clock on "race relations".
These events are witnessed and investigated by The B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. Squad, such as the leader, "The Chief" (Chi McBride), his protegee "Sistah Girl" (Aunjanue Ellis), highly intelligent, husky "Smart Brother" (Gary Anthony Williams, "The Boondocks", "The Amanda Show"), controversial "Conspiracy Brother" (Dave Chappelle, "The Nutty Professor", "The Dave Chappelle Show", and "Half Baked"), and nerdy white intern, Lance (Neil Patrick Harris, "Doogie Howser, M.D." & "How I Met Your Mother").
Mr. Feather kidnaps and drugs a concern former war hero, General Warren Boutwell (Billy Dee Williams, "Lady Sings the Blues", "Mahogany"), who tries to run for President of the United States. Undercover Brother foils the plan, and Mr. Feather unleashes "B.M.K." (Black Man's Kryptonite), "White She Devil" (Charlie Sheen's love slave, and recently ex-wife, Denise Richards), who turns Undercover Brother into a nerdy "sellout", but Undercover Brother chooses his pride & dignity. Take it from me, I am 13, I say, what I GREAT film!
If it's great for me, Then it's great for you, too!
what happens in this overly funny show is Undercover Brother aka; Eddie Griffin is asked by the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. to stop the "man" from hipnotising all of the african american people with fried chicken. it is all out laughs. a all out funny movie. if you havent bought buy now!!