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Issue: Autumn 2010

Undercover Blues (1993) movie review

Justice is a Family Business

You're lucky my wife wasn't here.

The Blues (Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid) are just a couple of spies in New Orleans on parental leave with their little girl. When their bosses offer a big cash bonus to have the Blues take one special assignment, they weigh the cost of good colleges and decide to combine a whole-hearted pleasure in life with their determination to make the world a better place.

Their task is complicated by Morty (Stanley Tucci), a local crook whose path they cross with unfortunate consequences to his count of teeth.

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Fighting crime is just another one of their family values.

Turner gets to play a smart, sexy mother who has a wonderful way with weapons and the martial arts. Quaid plays a spy who has worked for just about everyone, and been fired by them. Together they are a hot and effective team.

A fast, fun story in a fast, fun place, Undercover Blues is a great adventure story with comedic touches that don't interfere with the drama of the story.

Watch for the ultimate chick-fight.

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release 1993
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See also:Undercover Blues ; Frequency ; Inner Space; Dragonheart; Playing by Heart

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Title: Undercover Blues (1993) (1993)
Written by: Ian Abrams
Directed by: Herbert Ross
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The Players: Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid, Fiona Shaw, Stanley Tucci, Larry Miller, Obba Babatund?, Tom Arnold, Park Overall

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