UNDERCOVER BLUES attempts to update the formula of the popular 1930s "Thin Man" movies, in which William Powell and Myrna Loy, as urbane husband-and-wife detective team Nick and Nora Charles, traded witty repartee while solving knotty mysteries. Stepping awkwardly into their shoes here are
Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner, as a spy team who have just discovered the joys of parenthood.
Quaid and Turner play Jeff and Jane Blue, a couple enjoying extended maternity leave in New Orleans when the FBI pressures them back into urgent service. The reason for the urgency is an old Blue nemesis, Novacek (Fiona Shaw), an Eastern European megalomaniac who has absconded wi...