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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Sterling
Phil Gillman
Judy Gillman
Amos Odell
Officer Donnie Donaldson
I.M. Hobson ...
Waldo Lake
Jeff Blumenkrantz ...
Wendy Wong
Michael Burgess ...
Black Reporter
Leonor Anthony ...
Hispanic Reporter
Walter Raymond ...


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 <>

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Misunderstood. Misplaced. Mismatched.


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content and some language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

5 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amos & Andrew - Zwei fast perfekte Chaoten  »

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Box Office


$9,745,803 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Both Nicholas Cage and Samuel L. Jackson played two Marvel characters respectively. Nicholas played in the self-titled Ghost Rider and the sequel. While Samuel played as S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury in the Marvel cinematic universe tie-in movies and television show. See more »


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


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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Crazy Credits

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Concerto #2 for Horn and Orchestra
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by The Dresden Philarmonic
Courtesy of Lazerlight/Sounds of Film
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very very good
4 July 2000 | by (holland) – See all my reviews

This is a very good comedy with two very good actors. It was a cool movie to watch. I never heard of it before, and i was'nt disappointed. im happy i saw this movie. you must see this one.

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