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
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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
What comes around, goes around.
After the credits, there is a scene of Bloodhound Bob and all the dogs chasing each other. See more
Spoofs The Amos 'n Andy Show
Beyond The Sea
Performed by Bobby Darin
Written by Charles Trenet
and Jack Lawrence
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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