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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Misunderstood. Misplaced. Mismatched.
Did You Know?
The fictitious play that won Andrew the Pulitzer Prize is "Yo Brother, Where Art Thou?" With the subtraction of one letter, this is the title of one of Joel Coen
and Ethan Coen
's acclaimed films. See more
Lenses in the Chief of Police's glasses during his interview after escaping from the house. See more
It was an honest mistake.
It was supposed to be different. It was supposed to be the kind of place where you don't lock your doors at night, where you don't count your change at the grocery store, where a man in his own home doesn't have to worry about being shot at and nearly killed by the local police simple because he's black!
After the credits, there is a scene of Bloodhound Bob and all the dogs chasing each other. See more
Referenced in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Beyond The Sea
Performed by Bobby Darin
Written by Charles Trenet
and Jack Lawrence
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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