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... more » 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?« less
Angela G. (Angeeka) from CHINOOK, WA Reviewed on 10/5/2013...
This is one of our family's favorite movies. Quaid & Turner are great but Stanley Tucci steals the show. My kids have many of the lines memorized. This is a movie that is fun for all.
Mary M. from TYLER, TX Reviewed on 4/5/2011...
For entertainment, this movie is tops. It suits New Orleans' reputed ambiance as The Big Easy.
I love this film. Stanley Tucci plays a great loser!
chemikalguy | Durham, NC USA | 08/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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."
Action comedy at its best.
AJ | Delaware, USA | 02/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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."
Good, good fun
David C. Hill | Centennial, CO USA | 01/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"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?"
One of my All-Time Favorite Movies
Jen Smith | Houston, TX USA | 07/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
""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!"
Great entertainment -- top notch humor and action
Alan R. Holyoak | 02/13/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"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...."