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Amos & Andrew (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  5 March 1993 (USA)
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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, ... 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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Officer Donnie Donaldson
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Earl
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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

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Amos Odell: Oh, yeah? What about you? You think the whole world is against you because you're black. Something don't go your way, it's because you're black. They're out of beer at the supermarket, it's because you're black. It rains and you get wet, it's because you're a black man. You saw for yourself there ain't no conspiracy here, no plot to get you off the island, nobody trying to assassinate you. That's all just as crazy thinking that everybody with black skin is your brother.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is a scene of Bloodhound Bob and all the dogs chasing each other. See more »

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References Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »

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Beyond The Sea
Performed by Bobby Darin
Written by Charles Trenet and Jack Lawrence
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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One of the most underrated, overlooked comedies of the 1990s
4 May 2001 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

One of the most underrated, overlooked comedies of the 1990s, and a social satire that DOES work, Maltin's faulty opinion to the contrary. Cage is brilliant, as is Bob Balaban. Writer/director E. Max Frye deserved much better reception for this sharp, smart piece of work. Unfortunately, the film's ending was apparently re-worked, to the satisfaction of almost no one on the creative team.

Coincidentally, the angry mob torch scene in this movie was shot practically the same time the 'Rodney King' riots unfolded 3000 miles away in LA.


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