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Amos & Andrew (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 5 March 1993 (USA)
When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, ... See full summary »

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Andrew Sterling
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Phil Gillman
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Judy Gillman
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Amos Odell
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Earl
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Ernie
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When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, Chief Tolliver realizes his mistake and to avoid the bad publicity offers a thief in his jail, Amos Odell a deal. Amos is to pretend to take Andrew prisoner and hold him for ransom but let him go and escape. Amos and Andrew suddenly realize that the Chief's problems are all gone if the two of them both die in a gun battle. The worst partnership in film history then tries to get away from the local police. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Misunderstood. Misplaced. Mismatched.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for drug content and some language | See all certifications »
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5 March 1993 (USA)  »

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Amos & Andrew - Zwei fast perfekte Chaoten  »

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$9,745,803 (USA)
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Trivia

One of the locations used was the town of Southport, North Carolina. See more »

Goofs

Lenses in the Chief of Police's glasses during his interview after escaping from the house. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Sterling: You ever been to New York City?
Amos Odell: Uh-uh.
Andrew Sterling: I grew up in New York. We lived in a nice part of Harlem. When I was 12, I came home one day with some friends. We were talking loudly and using the slang we'd learned in the streets. My Father overheard us. He told my friends to leave. Then he marched me into the bathroom and washed my mouth out with soap. It was because he didn't want me sounding black. He was an educated man, my father. He had a college degree, just like his father. He was an accountant...
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After the credits, there is a scene of Bloodhound Bob and all the dogs chasing each other. See more »

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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Opposite (1994) See more »

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We Are Marchin'
Written by Loretta Devine and Ron Taylor
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From improbable Fiction to today's Front Page Headlines
21 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard University's top expert on African-American history and culture, sounded a familiar note, the plot of AMOS AND ANDREW.

Samuel L. Jackson playing an internationally known author is presumed to be a burglar in his own home by passers-by. A siege of his home by local police caricatures the Cambridge police department.

The film's supporting cast of Michael Lerner and Margaret Colin as well as Dabney Coleman make this a light comic view of what could have become a raw, racial confrontation.

Leonard Maltin after commenting that this was like a 1960's Disney film, continues, "maybe they should have called this THAT DARN AFRO-American.

If Nicholas Cage played his role with more fervor the IMDb rating would be higher. But in view of current events, screenings should skyrocket.


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