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Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid are "in top form [in] this winning comedy" (The Hollywood Reporter) about a couple of super spies persuaded out of maternity leave and into world-class espionage action! Co-starring Stanley Tucci, Park Overall and Tom Arnold, and set in atmospheric New Orleans, Undercover Blues is "guaranteed to leave you giddy and grateful" (The Houston Post)! Jeff and Jane Blue (Quaid and Turner) are the doting parents of a new baby girl. They also happen to be America's best chance at national security. Just as they embark on that perilous adventure known as parenting, they are asked to save the world from a treacherous arms embezzler. But are their martial-arts skills, cunning and high-tech know-how any match for a diabolic terrorist and aten-pound tyrant?

When fun-loving American agents Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner are called back from maternity leave for a special assignment in New Orleans, the spy parents decide to skip the sitter and give their bouncing baby girl the adventure of a lifetime. There's nothing to the dumb story about a deadly arms dealer (Fiona Shaw) in the Louisiana Bayou, but you'd be hard put to find a friskier pair of doting parents. Quaid is all dimpled grins and cocky cool and Turner is the most maternal martial arts mom you've ever seen, but Stanley Tucci almost steals the film as the hot-blooded threat thug Morty ("That¡¯s Muerte!"). His macho mission of vengeance becomes pure slapstick silliness punctuated by girlish squeals of alarm. Dumb? Sure, but the deft comic direction of Herbert Ross and bubbly chemistry of Quaid and Turner make Undercover Blues far more fun that it should be. --Sean Axmaker

Customer Reviews:

  • Poor!
    I couldn't even get through the first 1/3 of this movie. The jokes are not here. The acting is poor. For an action comedy, where is the comedy?

    The worst part is the script. So hackneyed and formulaic, one has to wonder, where did this guy learn how to write?...more info

  • A movie that seemed to have a script
    UNDERCOVER BLUES was a movie that seemed to have a script; flawed script as it was. I bought this movie to watch the likes of Bacalique Kathleen Turner and that movie star, Quaid. I saw them--with a baby to tend-- try to stage a spy-comedy story, but strangely the outcome reminded me of 101 Dalmations. REALLY! Lucky for an audience was this comic character, Stanley Tucci, who stole the show. Otherwise, Turner and Quaid--CIA Undercover--were too, too suave for spy characters. Their James Bond quip comedy lines just didn't work. Here is another movie that couldn't make up its' mind: is it a comedy, drama, suspense, mystery, n'importe quoi kind of story. Nevertheless, for all of its' flaws, UNDERCOVER moves along and keeps your attention. You are going to laugh somewhere along the line. And keep your eye out for Cruella. She's there with her sort of funny bad guys....more info
  • Favorite Guilty Pleasure
    It is what it is. This is a nice family comedy where you can take the whole family and not get embarrassed with sudden nudity or really foul language.

    This is a great spy spoof. In a world where spy movies show the man as smart, strong, perfect and the woman as a ditz or always getting into trouble, this is a gem. You get a married couple, who actually love each other, where a slightly older women catches a younger man and they decide to focus on their family. Oh how horrible!!!

    Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid (definitely under-rated) are likeable with great chemistry. Stanely Tucci steals each scene he is in with his desparate desire to be considered "Death". After watching this movie 5 times, that still gets me. Obba Babatudnde as the overzealous and clueless police LT is a great patsy foil against the Blues. Yes, the story line could have been a tad tighter. However, this is one time where the actors rose of above the material and delivered a Gem!

    The movie also benefits from some great supporting actors: Dave Chappelle as Muerte's side kick, Larry Miller as the patsy's patsy and Fiona Shaw as the villaness. A toned down Tom Arnold appears with Park Overall as tourists who shares their vacation with the Blues.

    All in all, it is not an Oscar winner. Just thorough entertainment!...more info
  • Really Cute Movie
    I caught this movie on TV by accident. But it was great. I'm not a fan of Dennis Quade but he does a great performance in this one. It's a great super spy spoof and I plan on buying it....more info
  • Classic
    We have enjoyed renting this movie over the years. Stanley Tucci steals the show!...more info
  • The Movie to Watch When You Are Feeling Blue
    There are great epic movies that rate 5 stars.
    There are also movies that are just plain fun to watch.
    This is one of those.
    Picture James Bond marrying a female agent that is his match.
    Picture them having a baby and taking "temporary retirement" during their baby's early years.
    Picture two muggers trying to mug James Bond while he is carrying the baby, and other situations that call for this couple to show their skills.
    Picture a situtation that forces "the agency" to bring this couple back in -- baby and all -- while they continue their New Orleans vacation as a cover.

    The tongue-in-cheek Undercover Blues is our favorite just-fun-to-watch movie. This is a movie that gets its laughs from cleverness rather than slapstick and stupidity.

    My wife and I hearitily recommomend it to anyone who needs a light way to spend a couple of hours.

    We are so delighted this is coming to DVD. We have worn out our VHS tape....more info

  • Laugh out loud funny
    This is one of my favorite films. I know it isn't a "great" film like Citizen Kane but it is one I get a kick out of every time I watch it, which has been many many times. Stanly Tucci as Muerte is an absolute riot. Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid are perfect together as a loving, dedicated couple with a less than a year old baby daughter, who just happen to be undercover agents, on maternity leave, in New Orleans. Of course they don't stay on maternity leave for long as they get pulled back into service to stop an old adversary from selling experimental high explosives to terrorists around the world. If that sounds serious, it is about the only thing in the film that is. From start to finish. it is a lighthearted lark with great comedic performances from all involved....more info
  • GOOD MOVIE!
    Ok , First off I never listen to those big critics in the newspapers anyways , and its a good things I didn't or I would of missed renting one of the funniest movies ! Its good fun , witha good plot and the actors and characters play off each other greatly! before I saw this movie I thought it would be borin but after I saw it I absolutely had to buy it and put in my personal collection.Its also a great family movie ,I aint got a family myself but when watchin a kid sister, I put this movie on and she is rollin on the floor laughin! I highly recommend this movie ,at least give it a chance you wont be dissapointed!...more info
  • Be cautious buying this if you don't know it
    The reviews were so good we bought this. We all agreed it was a major disappointment. It obviously depends very much on your comedic taste. So as a balance to other reviews:
    Kathleen Turner looks far too old for Dennis Quaid so there is a visual jarring that makes it unbelievable these two ever got togather. They have less that zero chemistry. I think they were going for 'fun banter' as in older romantic comedies. This seemed to mean throwing lines at each other while maintaining a fixed silly smile. They had the remarkable ability to hug or say 'I love you' as if commenting on the weather (and with less passion).
    I wasnt sure whether they were going for 'supremely confident' with Dennis as he walks through his fight scenes or for grinning sociopath (which if it hadnt been a comedy it could have looked). Perhaps he was doing a Harrison Ford type cynicism but if so it didnt have enough dimension to come off.
    The addition of the baby didnt work for us. It is hard to mix 'cute and fragile' with the potential for violence that the baby is walking into.
    Stanley Tucci is very good but forced to play one-note slapstick.
    The police offsider puts on an irritating 'south with a lisp' accent that makes it hard to understand his lines at times and again sounds silly. Was the lisp meant to be funny in itself?This was not the finest moment for Kathleen or Dennis (who we have liked in other movies) and we found it unfunny.
    As many other reviewers found it otherwise, I'd advise trying to view it before you buy it - or be prepared to toss it if it isn't you - as we have.

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  • Best Little Known Movie I Know Of
    We rarely have our copy at home - we loan it out to friends, who also love it. It is one movie that I can watch over and over again...it is really terrific. I'm thinking of buying another copy because our loaned copy hasn't been returned! A movie you will watch again and again (if you aren't loaning it to grateful friends). Buy it and enjoy. The cast is great (you gotta love Morty, er, sorry, Muerte), the plot is fun, Quad and Turner are great together..go for it!...more info
  • This movie really is Great
    This movie is so funny. It's just a Classic, Great flick. Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid are both sexy as hell in it, too....more info
  • Undercover Blues
    This is the funniest movie. We have owned it on VHS for many years and recently purchased it for DVD. It is a "must have" in our library of movies. Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner are fantastic together and Stanley Tucci, as Muerte (Morty, Death), is superb. You will definitely watch this one over and over again....more info
  • Guilty Pleasure
    UNDERCOVER BLUES is a movie that I am proud to say is my guilty pleasure. It is a cute movie that is heavy on fluff, low on substance. The plot is corny. A lot of events are just plain stupid. But Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid and Stanley Tucci make it wonderful with their acting.

    UNDERCOVER BLUES is THE THIN MAN with a baby, for all practical purposes.

    If you have a night where you want to enjoy a purely escapist movie, then rent UNDERCOVER BLUES. It will be worth it, as long as you are not expecting Ingmar Bergman....more info
  • I love this film. Stanley Tucci plays a great loser!
    I happened across this film on a cable network that will remain anonymous. I saw that Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid were in it, and it was a comedy, so I watched it. All I can say is....I laughed my butt off! I was shocked because I had never heard of this film. It must have been made and send directly to video, although that's no indication of it's quality.

    "My name...is Muerte!" The supposedly streetwise thug played by Tucci says when he mugs his victims. Morty, as Quaid calls him, meets his match when he meets ex-CIA, ex-FBI agent Jeff (played by Quaid).

    On vacation after the birth of their first child, Quaid and Turner go to New Orleans to enjoy some good food and music, but end up getting pulled back into service of the government when a terrorist organization is trying to buy up a lot of an experimental high explosive.

    The action is good, and the comedy even better. There is no adult humor in this film, so it's suitable for even younger children, although the fight scenes might be a bit much for very young kids.

    If you like any of the actors in this film, or just like comedy, you should pick this up, it's one of the best comedies out there....more info

  • One of Our favorite funnies
    Finally it is out on DVD. Our VHS copy is worn out.
    I had a feeling there were others out there like us who just love this movie....more info
  • Great entertainment -- top notch humor and action
    Watch "Undercover Blues" and meet an amiable husband and wife spy team (played by Turner and Quaid) who are on leave in New Orleans soon after the birth of their first child. Turner is a crack shot and master of disguise, and Quaid is, well, he's just a bit cracked. Along the way Quaid meets up with a local wanna-be bad guy (played by Tucci - the hidden jewel of the movie!) who calls himself "Muerte," and their paths continue to cross throughout the movie. The scenes with Muerte provide laugh-out loud comic relief. You'll love their first meeting -- including the knife fight.

    Well, it's not long before Quaid and Turner are called back into service to take care of a potential international incident involving former eastern block intelligence agents and smuggled military secrets, among other things. This part of the story is pretty ho-hum, but Muerte keeps things hopping. You'll also enjoy the good old time that they have with the New Orleans Police! Great fun.

    This movie is definitely worth 5-stars for fun, but other aspects of the storyline drop the overall score to around 4 stars.

    My favorite line is when a police lt. says to Quaid, "You think you're smarter than us don't you!?"

    Quaid responds, "Oh, not much."

    Have a great day.......more info

  • Love It!
    I absolutely love this move. It showed up in great condition (brand new) and showed up pretty quick. Am very happy with my purchase...more info
  • LOVE IT!
    I had this movie on VHS and had too find the DVD, Comedy is cutie but then I love Dennis Quaid. A movie the whole family can watch and enjoy. Cute comedy, filmed in with great memories of New Orleans....more info
  • Comedy the Way it Should Be
    Can't say enough about this movie. Should be in every collection. Would love to see it make it to DVD (soon?). Quaid and Turner are a great team and the laughs are nonstop. We have to stop and rewind the tape because we're laughing so hard we can't hear it! Made for those of us who don't find the "new breed" of comic very comical and love wise cracking humour....more info
  • Great movie
    Easy watching flick. Not Turners greatest work. She seems very wooden at times. The running gag with Stanley Tucci is great. "My name is death. Don't you forget that scum hawks!" Tom Arnold is funny as the midwest dork. Watch for a bit part by Dave Chapplle as Ozzie the thief. Very enjoyable....more info
  • A Movie that is Pure Fun
    This may be the perfect combination for a fun VCR or DVD movie.
    Adventure, suspense, humor, great writing, a cast that clicks with a director that helps them click, and a situation not often seen in a movie--Spies who have married and have a baby. They are not allowed to retire due to circumstance, but the baby goes with them -- at least most of the time. Compared to this, Spy Kids is a real disappointment.

    The villians do not have to be that believable for this movie to be enjoyable. The main villain could have been better. The secondary villain -- Morte -- was good.
    What man with a new baby in a strange city has not wondered what he would do if a couple of thugs tried to mug him?

    The best parts of the movie are the small scenes and situations, not the main climax.

    This is a movie to sit back and enjoy. And the lines really ARE that funny!
    "You took our baby into a knife fight?"
    "It was a fair fight -- two against two!"

    "Don't worry about my wife. Jane is a master of martial arts I can't even pronounce."

    "Kill the light." He does.

    I am glad it is now on DVD....more info

  • Muerte not Morty
    I saw this on TV a few years back.Thought, the running joke of
    Muerte(ie Death) and Morty quite hilarious.The story itself is far fetched but then so are all the James Bond movies etc.Also
    in view of the catastrophic event In New Orleans(which I visited
    about ten years ago)the storyline taking place there gives you
    the chance to relive travel experiences.
    The story is about two undercover, married spies with a new baby
    to take care of.They encounter all sorts of dangers etc in the
    course of the storyline with the fairy tale end result.Try it
    you will enjoy the film.
    The four stars only rating is due to the credibility of the story not the film itself....more info
  • My name is Muerte!
    Undercover Blues would never win any Academy award, but despite some of the rather sappy and silly dialogue and unbelievable stunts, this movie somehow works. The chemistry between Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid works as we really believe they're a couple of spys on maternity leave vacationing in New Orleans. Stanley Tucci as "Morty" steals the show as a ne'er do well thug out for revenge while Larry Miller with his comic southern accent holds his own as an out-of-the-know Nawlins dectective. Watch out for the seen with Saul Rubinek as Turner & Quaid talk over his head. Some gags, like the bank van go ridiculously over the top, but it's supposed to be a fun movie, not for deep thinking! The movie is filled with lots of action and gives Ms. Turner a chance to even "dress down" a bit. It's stil PG because of some cursing and violence, but still overall very watcheable. "Don't miss the gators, sister."
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  • Funny
    This movie cracks me up! I might be a little bit biased becuase I like both Katheline turner and Dennis quaid. Its definatly a good movie to watch with the family especially if you have younger ones....more info
  • Stanley Tucci's Thievery!
    This is a real laugh-out-loud movie that my kids and I enjoyed years ago and which we still talk about. They are adults now, by the way.

    The chemistry between Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid is perfect, and the cast of characters is ideal.

    But Stanley Tucci. Oh my goodness. Every time he enters a scene - which he inevitably steals - you know you're in for a good belly laugh.

    This movie was never in any danger of winning an Oscar for anything. But it certainly could win one for "best entertainment." Definitely a fun comedy and a great family movie. Did I mention that I'm ecstatic that it's on DVD? I can throw away my worn out VHS!!
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  • Deserved a Sequal... Or a Series!
    This movie is so good, I feel compelled to dedicate to it my first Amazon review ever. The majority of the other reviewers are right about this little gem; it is a totally underrated sleeper hit, and I believe the only reason it didn't get much attention at the box office is that it was overshadowed by the cinematic giant known as "Jurassic Park" (1993). Seriously!

    This film is both smart and silly, in all the best ways. The dialog is witty, and both Quaid and Turner exude confidence and charm, yet they are not plastic or artificial. They both have real concern for the other's safety and wellbeing, and especially that of their baby daughter (who is adorable!).

    Plus, it features something rare in modern entertaiment: A married couple who love each other passionately and are extremely attracted to eachother, don't cheat on eachother or fight with each other (except for the occasional playfully bantering disagreement), and who just generally display a positive attitude toward married and parental life! This is a concept that Hollywood should explore and celebrate! (Please pardon my little happy rant.) ^_^;

    And then there's Muerte (or Morty, as the Blues like to call him). Stanley Tucci very nearly steals the show with his comedic performance, which provides a perfect slapstic counterpoint to the Blues' confident composure and snappy banter.

    If there are any caveats to this film, they would be the single use of the f-word (Which alone is responsible for the PG-13 rating) and the somewhat foul mouth of the police detective (frequent exclamations of "God-D*mn!"). Also, there is bit of suggestive flirting between Mr and Mrs Blue that references their love-life, but it's actually rather refreshing to see this in a married couple on screen.

    All that said, rent or Buy this movie (especially now that it's on DVD)! Undercover Blues is at the very least enjoyable, and I wish it could have had a sequal!
    (Jeff Blue: "Now...Which way IS Cuba?") ^__~...more info
  • One of the funniest movies ever!
    This is without doubt my favorite comedy-espionage movie, much funnier than either Austin Powers film. Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner are terrific and the supporting cast is hilarious, too. Morty/Muerte is a riot and the ending is perfect. With the exception of one use of the f-word, there's nothing objectionable since most of the violence is somewhat light-hearted, from the stroller self-defense right down to the mud-fight at the end. It's too bad the critics blasted it and the box office was small or I could look forward to a sequel....more info
  • My name is muerte . . . Morty.
    I have been waiting for a long time for this movie to come out on DVD. I almost gave up hope but then, it is here. As the other reviews have already said this movie is incredibly funny. But what brings it home to my kind is the references it makes towards the LARP group out thier. Come on you have all met the "Mr. big shot" who has based everything on his name. In this case we have Meurte (it means death, I kill you) Who is tron to pieces by a non-chalant Blue.

    The comedy is intense, so get out of the hollow mountain and buy yourself a copy....more info

  • Funny, entertaining, light hearthearted
    Very enjoyable! I am glad I am able to order a second copy for my grownn kids who borrow mine all the time. I second most of the other reviews here - where was the sequel?...more info
  • LOVE IT!
    I had this movie on VHS and had too find the DVD, Comedy is cutie but then I love Dennis Quaid. A movie the whole family can watch and enjoy. Cute comedy, filmed in with great memories of New Orleans....more info
  • "Hi Morty", "My name is Muerte!!"
    The Amazon critic who reviewed this film called it "unfortunate." I think the only unfortunate thing about this movie is that critic's didn't seem to enjoy it. I've seen it many times and it always leaves me laughing. Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid are such a great pairing for a film of this type, and though the shenanigans they engage in with their baby may be questionable in these very protective and "Never allow anyone their own chance for personal responsibility" times - it is still a cute and entertaining movie....more info
  • The kind of movie you can see over and over again and it's still funny!
    This is one of the funniest movies ever! My family and I watch it over and over again and we still laugh...and we've been watching it for years! I highly recommend this movie...I can't say enough good things about it....more info
  • Great casting and cinematography, but heavy-handed feminism detracts from the fun...
    There isn't an actor in Hollywood more underrated than Dennis Quaid. His chracterisation skills and ability to express emotion are incredible. He's good eye-candy too. So why he is constantly handed second-class roles to second-class films remains a mystery to me.

    I was prepared to love "Undercover Blues". The film featured a hard-working cast, some wonderful comic tones, a reasonably interesting plot, and great New Orleans location shots and local color.

    The film became tiresome about 45 minutes through for me due to the constant pervasive feminist statements delivered with all the subtlety of a sledge hammer.

    Some reviewers have complained that Turner seems too old for Quaid. I agree that she does and that it's actually a positive for creating the convincing partnership between them. Jane is the dominant spouse, clearly more skilled in the workplace as well as in worldly wisdom while Jefferson is more her sidekick, prone to screwing up in a charming good-natured and pacifist fashion. In this clear case of reversal of traditional marriage roles it makes sense for Jane to be older (or at least to seem older.)

    It becomes more and more irksome, however, as one discovers that all the mistakes (poor planning, endangerment, forgetting infant formula, etc.) can be attributed to Jefferson whereas Jane is literally Miss Perfect. In fact, all the male characters are consistently depicted as overly serious, "no fun," workaholic, incompetent types. The exceptions are Jefferson Blue and one effeminate lisping police officer.

    The film seems like a corny take-off on earlier crime films where the female lead is depicted as ridiculous and silly next to the action hero/leading man. The problem is this film is just as annoying as those films were and for the same reasons except in reverse. Instead of depicting women as chronically silly and inept the males are being bashed for it.

    Not even the excellent chemistry between the leads and the interesting supporting characters can make up for those unfortunate tendencies or for the typical error of not-in-the-know writers and directors who like using New Orleans as a setting. Anyone who has visited or lived in New Orleans knows the locals do not use the honeyed drawl common in most of the South. (For a more realistic portrayal of various New Orleans accents check out "The Big Easy.") Nor are cafe au lait and beignets sold in the Meditarranean Cafe. They are served in the Cafe du Monde two blocks further down Decatur Street.

    The film is laughable (at times for better reasons than others) and I give it three stars for casting, cinematography, and storyline which is genuinely funny. The over-the-top men-bashing took some of the fun out of it for me, however, and I'm not even a man. Enjoy!

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  • glad it's finally on DVD!
    Wow, this is one of my favorite funny movies, no matter what the critics say!! It's obvious that other viewers feel the same. I've watched it many times since the first time I saw it 9 years ago, and always laugh 'till my sides hurt. The way Turner and Quaid interact is great, and I love the people they meet throughout the movie (such as Morty I mean Muerte). The music is great, and I like the New Orleans scenery.

    I'm always quoting these lines:
    "That's funny"
    "Funny ha-ha or funny strange?"

    Buy it and enjoy!!...more info

  • Good, good fun
    Is this great art? Will this film be remembered in 100 years as one of the best works of cinematography of the 20th Century? Will Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid identify this as the high points of their careers? No, on all counts. On the other hand, is this good, solid fun? Is it suitable for all audiences? Does it have a high degree of rewatchability? Can you throw it in the VCR at any time and get some smiles, some laughs, and a giggle or two? Absolutely. This is a steal on VHS. So when's the DVD coming out?...more info
  • Undercover Excellence
    I have rented this movie on more than one occassion and have loved it every time. I am fixing to buy my own copy from Amazon within the hour. I would definitely have this film on the top of my list of recommended movies. It's funny, romantic, full of good ol' fashioned action, and it's something anybody can watch. There's really only one word of profanity in the entire movie. The cast is incredible and I don't think you could find that kind of chemistry in just any movie. Quaid and Turner are fantastic together, and Tucci makes the most of a character that most people would blow off. I don't think the original critic watched the same movie I'm praising (the couple has an 11 month old girl, not a one year old boy, for clarification). Definitely one of the best and one of my absolute favorites!...more info
  • Who can have the blues
    This is fun romp through New Orleans with the Blues (Kathleen Turner and Denis Quaid) is one of the funniest movies with plenty of twists and turns. It's loaded with plenty of stars, Stanley Tucci, Fiona Shaw, Tom Arnold and more. It's a nice movie to sit and enjoy with popcorn and the family. It's a nice bit of mindless fluff that allows you to just sit and enjoy a film without a strain. It's a good film to watch to relieve the stress of a hard day. ...more info
  • One of my All-Time Favorite Movies
    "My name is Muerte!" "Nice to meet you Morty, my name is Jeff."

    Somthing tells me that the Amazon Editorial Reviewer didn't pay much attention to this gem of a movie. For one thing, the baby is an 11 month old girl, not a year old boy. In fact, one of the running gags is the parents' inability to agree on a name for their precious daughter (Jane Louise or Louise Jane). The action is anything but formulaic. How often do we see a man holding a baby successfully defend himself against two knife-wielding muggers?

    The cast is wonderful. Dennis and Kathleen are perfectly matched as quick-witted, devoted spouses. Their on-screen chemistry is delightful. Stanley Tucci's inspired performace is hilarious and scene-stealing. Tom Arnold turns in a funny and understated supporting part, and Larry Miller has quite a bit of fun as the bumbling Sgt. Halsey. Herbert Ross deserves a special Oscar for helming this movie!

    There are few movies that I can watch over and over again and still adore. The Princess Pride, Pride & Prejudice, Speechless, and Undercover Blues top a very short list.

    I've recommended Undercover Blues to all sorts of different people and every single person has adored it. Ignore the critics and see it for yourself!...more info

  • A Movie that is Pure Fun
    This may be the perfect combination for a fun VCR or DVD movie.
    Adventure, suspense, humor, great writing, a cast that clicks with a director that helps them click, and a situation not often seen in a movie--Spies who have married and have a baby. They are not allowed to retire due to circumstance, but the baby goes with them -- at least most of the time. Compared to this, Spy Kids is a real disappointment.

    The villians do not have to be that believable for this movie to be enjoyable. The main villain could have been better. The secondary villain -- Morte -- was good.
    What man with a new baby in a strange city has not wondered what he would do if a couple of thugs tried to mug him?

    The best parts of the movie are the small scenes and situations, not the main climax.

    This is a movie to sit back and enjoy. And the lines really ARE that funny!
    "You took our baby into a knife fight?"
    "It was a fair fight. Two against two."

    "Don't worry about my wife. Jane is a master of martial arts I can't even pronounce."

    I really hope the studio produces it on DVD soon....more info

  • "Comedy is about Comedy"
    This is a decent movie, made so much better by the tremendous cast and a director who obviously allowed them to be funny. Quaid is at his best (having fun) in this movie, and Turner provides a solid, steadying (perhaps maternal?) force.

    (For a token review cliche, let me say) The real gold in this treasure, though, is found in so many surprise performances. Stanley Tucci (genuis) displays his versatility as a physical comedian, and his partner in crime is played by the very funny Dave Chappelle. It is hysterical to watch Tucci unravel throughout the movie in his growing frustration with the Blues.

    Larry Miller is in his usual funny "character role" accept this one has a some sort of lisping, old aristocratic southern drawl. Tom Arnold is his usual numbskull self playing the more hyper half of a couple who is staying in the same hotel as the Blues.

    This movie will be fun for anybody at any age, and it is one that - for the price - nobody would be ashamed to have in their collection....more info

  • Undercover Sleeper
    Marshall Fine's blatant bashing of this movie is snobbery at its best. This movie you will notice from all the REAL people show it to be a entertaining romp with Dennis Quaid, Kathleen Turner, and Stanley Tucci at their best. If Quiad beating the tar out of Tucci with a baby stroller doesn't make you laugh, then the reparte between Quaid and Turner or the inept often funny remarks by Obba Babbatunde and Larry Miller should. My wife and I love this movie and wish they had done a sequel to it. If you like movies like "True Lies", "The In-Laws", or any other comedy spy movie that includes funny family relations you will enjoy this movie. It is deifinitely a few notches above "Spy Kids" or "I Spy" We are hoping this will be released on DVD as I am sure are many others....more info
  • Comedy & Action Can't Get Any Better
    ...

    Most movies these days find themselves stuck in a single genre. Action films are one explosion and gun fight after another. Comedies are becoming dry with many punch lines, but a lack of setup. I'm sorry but it seems like Hollywood is running out of ideas...

    "Undercover Blues" is a espionage comedy like no other. It blends action and adventure with the class and wit of a truly great comedy. Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid (Jane and Jeff Blue) are a hilariously unstoppable duo trying to stop an eccentric international criminal mastermind and recover the world's most dangerous plastic explosives, C-22. While at the same time, trying to raise their year old daughter.

    Along with the couple's wit and charm, Stanley Tucci plays a "feared" street thug who is constantly stopped by the Blues with little effort and plenty of laughs.

    "Undercover Blues" may not be the greatest film of all time, but it is a fantastically fun movie, and defiantly a great film to own and treasure for years to come....more info

  • A Classic Comedy
    This is definitely one of those comedy movies everyone should see. New Orleans, espionage and babies, what more could you ask for? A good clean comedy, though one F word makes its way in there. Dennis Quaid is always a good actor, and this movie is no exception....more info
  • "Undercover Blues" funny and fun
    Undercover Blues is funny even though I've seen this movie sooooooooooo many times. Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner are awesome as the parent/spies in this movie. Stanley Tucci is so funny as the wanna-be scary thug. Parenting, battling crooks, and taking on a bumbling thug (Stanley Tucci)in the funniest way. The two police officers that are constantly giving them grief. This is one of my very favorite movies that I enjoy over and over and over again. Even though I've seen it so often, I still laugh out loud at the numerous funny scenes throughout the film. I definitely recommend it. If you are looking for alot of nudity and/or bad language in this movie...it's not there. That's another thing I love about it....more info
  • undercover blues
    First of all with all the garbage available on DVD why isn't this great comedy?! I loved watching it and my family adores it. Your Amazon reviewer Marshall Fine, did he even see the movie? It is quite obvious throughout the film that it is a girl baby(Jane Louise or Louise Jane). Everybody else loves the film....more info
  • Action comedy at its best.
    What is the matter with the critics? They all say that Undercover Blues is trash, while in reality it is one of the best comedies ever! Despite all the bad reviews in the newspapaers I decided to give this movie a change and I ended up buying it. Turner and Quaid, obviously enjoying themselfs in their somewhat unusual roles display an unexpected talent for comedie and the movie has a better plot than one would expect. Now some fools may think that all comedy must be in Jim Carey style, but personally I much prefer the calmer, better organised style that Herbert Ross achieved here. Good camera work and a nice soundtrack help and a special award should have been reserved for Stanley Tucci as an imbecile assassin. A great movie for all the family....more info
  • Love It!
    I absolutely love this move. It showed up in great condition (brand new) and showed up pretty quick. Am very happy with my purchase...more info
  • A movie that seemed to have a script
    UNDERCOVER BLUES was a movie that seemed to have a script; flawed script as it was. I bought this movie to watch the likes of Bacalique Kathleen Turner and that movie star, Quaid. I saw them--with a baby to tend-- try to stage a spy-comedy story, but strangely the outcome reminded me of 101 Dalmations. REALLY! Lucky for an audience was this comic character, Stanley Tucci, who stole the show. Otherwise, Turner and Quaid--CIA Undercover--were too, too suave for spy characters. Their James Bond quip comedy lines just didn't work. Here is another movie that couldn't make up its' mind: is it a comedy, drama, suspense, mystery, n'importe quoi kind of story. Nevertheless, for all of its' flaws, UNDERCOVER moves along and keeps your attention. You are going to laugh somewhere along the line. And keep your eye out for Cruella. She's there with her sort of funny bad guys....more info
  • Downright Witty!
    "Undercover Blues" is one of those movies you can watch over and over again and not tire of it. Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid work wonderfully together, and the ensemble work is to be commended. This is a very funny movie, and I highly reccomend it....more info
  • Funny BLUES
    What do i think of Undercover Blues? Think of the Thin Man movies with Spies, Hart to Hart with violence, Mcmillian & Wife with a child, Mrs & Mrs Smith (Brad & Anjie's Film)without the overused gun play--well you get the idea

    Denis Quaid And Kathleen Turner play Jeff and Jane Blues. Jane just had a baby. So they are on Prenatal leave (read it as RETIREMENT) to watch their daughter grow up. However the idea od retirement cant keep good agents down, especially when Muerte (Great comic relief by Stanley Tucci) keeps trying to kill the Blues. Character actors Tom Arnold & Park Overall play friends who dont know the Blues are spies.

    Herbert Ross directed this movie with a sense of wit about it. In the hands of others, the cute charm of this romantic comedy would be lost on other directors

    so if you want a cute action comedy, get this one

    Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD...more info
  • Soooooooooo smart and funny!
    Don't heed Marshall Fine's review of Undercover Blues; he's wrong! This movie such a hidden gem it's sick! I'm a reasonably savvy moviergoer and I know what I likes. And I likes this movie. I've never been a huge Dennis Quaid fan but I gotta admit, he rocked in this film. Stanley Tucci is absolutely hilarious in his ridiculous and somewhat loveable badguy role. Kathleen Turner is also excellent, as is the perennially funny Larry Miller (I love that dude!). Honestly, rent or even buy this movie. Good for kids AND adults, and smart in a subtle manner. A truly good comedy that curiously slipped through the cracks....more info
  • A great movie nobody seems to remember
    This is a great movie. It's very entertaining despite a simplistic plot. It's a comedy that works since everyone plays it straight even when they are playing oddball characters. It's full of now well known actors but for some reason no one I talked to remembers it. Stanley Tucci character "El Muerte" really makes this movie....more info
  • Undercover Sleeper
    Marshall Fine's blatant bashing of this movie is snobbery at its best. This movie you will notice from all the REAL people show it to be a entertaining romp with Dennis Quaid, Kathleen Turner, and Stanley Tucci at their best. If Quaid beating the tar out of Tucci with a baby stroller doesn't make you laugh, then the reparte between Quaid and Turner or the inept often funny remarks by Obba Babbatunde and Larry Miller should.


    My wife and I love this movie and wish they had done a sequel to it. If you like movies like "True Lies", "The In-Laws", or any other comedy spy movie that includes funny family relations you will enjoy this movie. It is definitely a few notches above "Spy Kids" for adults but even kids should enjoy it.


    The DVD quality is excellent. Picture and sound are sharp. Anyone that likes comedies should add this to their collection....more info
  • Overlooked "Undercover Blues"
    1993's "Undercover Blues" pairs up Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner as recently retired spies and new parents, on maternity leave in New Orleans. Their characters seem unable, however, to avoid muggers, run-ins with skeptical police, and their former bosses, who want them to do one last mission. Despite their best efforts, they become enmeshed in an arms smuggling plot while juggling child care and the local police, who think they are criminals.

    Lest this seem like a less than promising storyline, execution is everything. A persistant but hapless mugger, played to perfection by Stanley Tucci, tries to be a tough guy but repeatedly falls prey to the superior skills of Quaid and Turner and to his own clumsiness. Quaid and Turner thmeselves seem to a practiced routine down for every form of danger, from generating an instant but convincing cover story for each encounter with the police, to fending off muggers with martial arts and a baby carriage, to derailing the arms smuggling plot with comedic finese. Tom Arnold adds to the comedy in a nice supporting role.

    This movie is highly recommended as an entertaining venture featuring lots of physical comedy and some believable chemistry between Quaid and Turner....more info
  • Funny, Witty, Entertaining.
    This is one of my all time favorite movies, I love how everything in it works together and how funny it is. Very witty. I recommend it to movie buffs who enjoy funny movies. I also recommend Real Genius for the same reasons....more info
  • A Keeper!
    This is one of our favorite comedies. We quote lines from it all the time; "I saw it on PB-eus", "Tah-tah", "Mah name es Muerte-death". All the characters are cast well and the plot is fun. Where recent films are over once you've seen the trailer this one can be enjoyed over and over. It looks like everyone had a good time with it. The only sad thing is that it is set in New Orleans as it was before Katrina....more info
  • Great party movie
    Got people coming over to 'watch a movie'? Dreading the group trip to the video store that ends up 3 hours later with Spiderman? Whip out Undercover Blues, and soothe the angry movie mob.

    Virtually unknown, your guests won't fall asleep 'cause they've already seen it. Perfect for mixed groups, not all action and not all romance, but a nice balance of both with a good measure of slapstick and clean enough that your grandma won't be offended. Then Dennis Quaid whips out that crowd-pleasing smile, and you can overlook Kathleen Turner's bizarre low voice.

    And don't forget Stanley Tucci! This was my first intro to Mr. Tucci, and he's been a favorite ever since....more info
  • Surprising, Suspenseful and Funny
    Undercover Blues is one of the funniest movies
    we've ever seen. We've watched it so much, the tape is wearing out. There is action without gore, funny situations and unexpected twists and turns. It is worth watching just to see Stanley Tucci as "Muerte,'" the bumbling criminal who is a hilarious thorn in the side of the Blues (played by Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid). I just wish it would come out on DVD! It's a great movie to buy now, too, because it's so inexpensive. See It!...more info
  • Undercover Blues is a delightful movie!
    The reviewers above should NEVER be listened to again! Why do we put so much stock in what a bunch of ivory tower, stuffed shirts think anyway? This is an absolutely adorable movie! I used to own a 10,000 square foot video rental store and so I have a great deal of experience with movies. This one is a keeper. We had 5 copies of it in the store and used keep them out all the time by suggesting it to people who couldn't make up their minds. Nobody was ever disappointed with it.

    Two other GREAT movies that the thick headed critics didn't like are "Maid to Order" and "Oscar". If you like Undercover Blues then get these too!...more info

  • Very Funny!
    Hilarious movie. Plenty of site gags. Stanley Tucci is incredible. Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid make the perfect spy couple. Really enjoyed this one!...more info
  • "Is it a boy or a girl?" "Gee, I hope so!"
    Such a crack up! You have no idea how hard it is to get this movie in Australia, which is strange because it is so good! The script is good, the lines and delivery are very clever, and the plot is ok... There is no bad words- as far as I remember- and it is not one of those over-the-top stupid-try-to-be-funny kid films. 'Morty' is also so funny! His girly scream is... well, you have to see it! :)...more info
  • One of my all-time favorites!
    Jefferson (played by Dennis Quaid) and Jane (Kathleen Turner) Blue are more than they seem. A couple of super-spies on maternity leave, they come to New Orleans looking for good cooking and good fun. It's not so bad when they incur the wrath of local tough, Muerte (Stanley Tucci), but when the agency recruits them to retrieve some stolen explosives, things begin to really heat up. And, to make matter worse, a local cop (Obba Babatund¨¦) who thinks he knows what is going on is keeping a close eye on them. [Color, released in 1988 with a running time of 1:30.]

    OK, let me start out by saying that this is one of my favorite movies; it's a nice combination of romance and action. I like Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner as a couple, finding them to be a lot of fun. The action is very good, and the scene where Dennis Quaid beats up a bad guy with a baby in one hand and a stroller in the other is great! Yep, this is an excellent movie, one of my all-time favorites!

    By the way, as far as family viewing is concerned, this is a very family-friendly movie. The violence is limited, with is no blood to be seen, and no nudity. I love this movie, and so does my family (especially my fourteen-year-old daughter!). We highly recommend this movie!...more info
  • Undercover Blues
    This is the funniest movie. We have owned it on VHS for many years and recently purchased it for DVD. It is a "must have" in our library of movies. Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner are fantastic together and Stanley Tucci, as Muerte (Morty, Death), is superb. You will definitely watch this one over and over again....more info
  • :0)
    I loveeeee this movie
    if you want to be entertain and have fun this is the movie to watch and add to your collection..it gets better with age...more info
  • Witty, adult comedy
    I discovered this movie by accident at the video store one day and fell in love with it. Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid are a perfect couple. Witty, charming, and great to look at. The story is funny and the acting is clever and tongue-in-cheek. This is comedy that harkens back to the days of Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. Stanley Tucci is great as a bungling bad-guy named Muerte. It's grown-up comedy without the vulgarity and sex of movies made today. Add to it a great New Orleans jazz-style musical score, and you have a terrific package. It would make a dynamite TV series!...more info
  • Hilarious
    This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. If you like a good comedy, you'll love this. Everyone I know, who has seen this, gives it a thumbs up. You can't go wrong with this one....more info
  • True Blue Comedy!!
    This is a great comedy for any audience. The lack of profanity in the film (unlike many more recent films) makes it one of the best non-animated family films of all in my book. In my opinion, Fine has no sense of humor. My only disappointment is that it has not been released on DVD....more info
  • "Mrs. Blue, do you have a comment?" "Not at this time..."
    I think the unfortunate thing about Marshall Fine's review of this movie is that he didn't watch it closely enough to know that
    the Blues' baby is a daughter, not a son. Perhaps he expected
    High Cinema and instead got simply a good, funny movie. Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner have a wonderful chemistry as Jeff and Jane Blue, Fiona Shaw is perfect as the evil Novacek, Obba Babbatunde and Larry Miller are delightful as the hapless detectives, Park Overall and Tom Arnold are great as the "normal" couple, and Stanly Tucci absolutely steals every scene as Muerte ("as in Death") the would-be mugger. Park your brain at the door, grab the popcorn, kick back, and enjoy this little gem of a movie....more info
  • Entertaining and fun movie
    This would have be one of the most under rated movies in Kathleen Turner or Dennis Quaid's movie lists. You rarely see this movie mentioned by them or by people who write about them. But yet, this small movie proves to be highly entertaining, fun to watch and I enjoyed the rapport between the two leads.

    You can probably classified this as "action comedy" movie and both plays a huge part in making it work. Stanley Tucci who played the local thug virtually steal the movie whenever he appears, often playing the fall guy in each and every occasion. Unlike the previous reviewer, I thought there was pretty good chemisty between Turner and Quaid and they played up to their "happily married couple" routine very nicely. Both played a government super spies, on vacation but called back to duty to recovered some nasty high explosives. They are follow by Stanley Tucci who want revenge on them so badly that he ends up praying to God for assistence...that an irony of a scene. And couple of New Orleans' finest also trail them as well thinking they are up to no good. Its a fun, action packed movie as Quaid and Turner goes the movie being bit smug and all together very happy.

    Well directed and well acted, the script isn't very good and the story can be considered bit weak. I mean what pair of New Orlean's police force have that much time trailing two person who basically haven't broken any law?? But overall, this is fun movie, its weaknesses can be overlooked because the movie is entertaining to watch.

    The DVD issue of this movie was a so-so effort. The anamorphic widescreen image quality is decent but not exceptional. It also come with full screen option as well. No extras to speak of, only a movie trailer. The sound is basic stereo, no 5.1 DD or anything like that. Overall, a super basic DVD issue of this movie....more info
  • Just plain campy fun
    This movie was just plain fun. Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner play an "ordinary" couple spending time in New Orleans with their baby, but the strangest things keep happening. A fun twist on a spy movie. ...more info
  • Enjoyable Comedy
    I had to get this one; it's a great comedy with humor throughout. If you're an action and comedy fan then this one is for you....more info
  • I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
    I love this movie, and it is with great reluctance that I'm rating the DVD with fewer than five stars. However, it seems that little work was done digitally mastering the film: there's a lot of grain and artifacting on the DVD (to be fair, the VHS doesn't look great either, but the blur of the tape reduces the grain in the image; on the DVD you get nice, crisp speckles and blotches). Basically this is a 5-star movie with 2-star production values, split the difference and round up, you get four stars.

    The plot provides a so-so post-Cold War backdrop for the actors to do their thing. There hasn't been such a breezy, fun-loving, crime-fighting couple since Nick and Nora Charles. Dennis Quaid's dazzling smile and cheeky attitude brighten up the film, and Kathleen Turner provides a street- and book-smart turn as the brains of the operation. Add in Larry Miller's supporting role as the lisping, soft-spoken Detective Sgt. Halsey (that'th eth-ee-why, not eth-why), Stanley Tucci's shrieking tough guy, Muerte, and Fiona Shaw's devilish Paulina Novacek and you've got ninety minutes of comedic gold.

    Unfortunately, along with the straight-from-video transfer, no expense was spent in providing extras on the DVD. There are a handful of trailers and that's about it. The menu screens look good, but if you go to a restaurant and the best thing you can say about it is "nice menus," odds are you won't be eating there very often. That's a shame really, because this is a good movie that's getting a raw deal from poor packaging and a lousy transfer.

    If a remastered version of this disc comes out - with or without all the bells and whistles in the bonus department - swoop on it without delay. In the meantime, VHS is actually your best bet: the film's flaws aren't as noticeable and you've been making allowances for such things for years now anyway....more info