TV Review: NBC's 'Undercovers'
You may have noticed NBC spending a lot of time this summer promoting a fun espionage-romantic-dramedy about a pair of spies who have to balance their secret agent engagements and their romantic life, while holding down cover jobs in the service industry. They jet around the globe (mostly with the help of green screen on the Warner Brother lot) and fight shadowy conspiratorial forces, aided by a goofy sidekick and reporting to a stern intelligence contact, frequently finding themselves infiltrating parties and gala events dressed to the nines.
1939 | Adventure | NRSummary: Cary Grant leads group of airmail pilots who fly incredibly dangerous runs through perilous weather; Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth are among the onlookers who deal with the pilots’ fearless lifestyle in one of the most impeccably scripted romantic dramas ever made.Director: Howard Hawks
Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth
1988 | Fantasy | PGSummary: 'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer
2014 | Drama | NRSummary: A rogue businessman, a middle-aged designer and a hotshot young programmer conspire to build a computer to rival IBM's early dominance.Director: Christopher Cantwell, Christopher C. Rogers
Cast: Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis
2011 | Comedy | NRSummary: Wickedly funny show about three friends who are roommates and also co-workers at a mind-numbing telemarketing job.Director: Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson, Anders Holm,Kyle Newacheck, Connor Pritchard, Dominic Russo (creators)
Cast: Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson, Anders Holm
2009 | Drama | NRSummary: Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.Director: Andrea Arnold
Cast: Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing, Rebecca Griffiths
1988 | Action | RSummary: Action-comedy setups are rarely as well executed as this story of a bounty hunter transporting an embezzler from New York to Los Angeles. Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin are ideally matched sparring partners for both action and comedy.Director: Martin Brest
Cast: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto
2010 | Drama | PG-13Summary: The first film from Selma director Ava DuVernay chronicles a day in the life of a woman whose world is shattered by grief, and sees her trying to find new balance.Director: Ava DuVernay
Cast: Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Tracie Thoms, Omari Hardwick
2001 | Documentary | NRSummary: Heartfelt documentary about three players on a high-school football team in a blue-collar Ohio town, which acts as a great follow-up to Friday Night Lights.Director: Kenneth A. Carlson
Cast: Dave Irwin, Ellery Moore, Joe Paterno
1979 | Action | RSummary: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in tow...Director: Walter Hill
Cast: James Remar, Michael Beck, David Patrick Kelly, Dorsey Wright
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