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Amos & Andrew (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  5 March 1993 (USA)
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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
I.M. Hobson ...
Waldo Lake
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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

Andrew's play "Yo! Brother, Where Art Thou" is a twist on director John Lloyd Sullivan's (Joel McCrea) fictional movie, "O Brother, Where Art Thou" in Sullivan's Travels (1941)(Preston Sturges), from which the title for the modern (2000) Coen movie of the same name is adapted. See more »

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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 »

Connections

Spoofs The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951) See more »

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We Are Marchin'
Written by Loretta Devine and Ron Taylor
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"In an election year?"
12 June 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Hated by some critics, ignored by the movie-viewing public, "Amos and Andrew" is a very underrated movie with a message.

First of all, this film has great performances from the whole cast. Nicholas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Dabney Coleman, all of them were hilarious in this movie. Even the supporting cast (especially Bob Balaban) were hilarious. If you want to see Samuel L. Jackson actually act instead of just being some cop or criminal advocating senseless violence, see this movie. Second of all, the script was great; I loved all the twists and turns that the plot took. It's part of what made this movie so funny. I also enjoyed the political satire in Dabney Coleman's character. Finally, the movie contains an important message. It speaks out against racism. Even without the segregation which Martin Luther King, Jr. fought against, society is not colorblind, and that point is exhibited well in this movie.

Don't believe the IMDB vote rating or the high-and-mighty movie critics. Believe me. This is an excellent piece of filmmaking.


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