Undercover Brother is a 2002 American comedy film starring Eddie Griffin and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The screenplay is by Michael McCullers and co-executive producer John Ridley, who created the original internet animation characters. It spoofs blaxploitation films of the 1970s as well as a number of other films, most notably the James Bond franchise. It also stars former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Kattan, comedian Dave Chappelle, Aunjanue Ellis, Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Billy Dee Williams, and features a cameo by James Brown.
The film begins with a back story of how black culture's popularity within the American public in the 1970s began to decline in the 1980s, when style and originality began to lose appeal in the public eye due to the persistent efforts of "The Man." In the film, the personification of "The Man" (Robert Trumbull) undermines the African-American community as well as the cultures of other minorities, with a SPECTRE-like organization at his disposal. As freelancing protector of the black community, Undercover Brother (Eddie Griffin) fights this organization's efforts to subdue the spread of black culture.
In addition to the endeavors of Undercover Brother, an organization known as the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. battles "The Man" to ensure the continuance of black culture. Sistah Girl (Aunjanue Ellis), a female agent of the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., infiltrates a company owned by "The Man" in order to obtain valuable data and relay it back to her superiors. At the same time, Undercover Brother breaks into the building. Before she can upload all of the data back to the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. for analysis, Undercover Brother decommissions a computer unit, impeding and ending Sistah Girl's infiltration. Undercover Brother is then discovered and pursued by the company's security team. As he runs through the building, he races past Sistah Girl, who uses a gadget concealed in a briefcase to extend a taut wire to trip the pursuers. After hearing Sistah Girl describe this incident in her explanation of why she had failed the mission, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D.'s Chief (Chi McBride), is left in bewilderment.
The Man is infuriated that Gen. Warren Boutwell (Billy Dee Williams), a U.S. Army general based on Colin Powell, is considering running for president. He calls his lackey Mr. Feather (Chris Kattan), who informs him of a mind control drug, which could be used to make Boutwell decline to run for president. Instead, Boutwell is compelled to open a fried chicken franchise, effectively eliminating the threat he poses. The B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. is quick to determine that this sudden change of heart is the work of "The Man". The chief, recalling Sistah Girl's encounter with Undercover Brother, decides that their group will need that lone agent's help.
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