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Amos & Andrew (1993)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  5 March 1993 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Jeff Blumenkrantz ...
Ernie
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Stan
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Riley
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Wendy Wong
Michael Burgess ...
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Storyline

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Amos Odell: You give me a million dollars, I give you a hostage. You give me a helicopter, I give you a hostage. You let me fly out of here...
Chief of Police Cecil Tolliver: All right. All right. I saw the damn movie.
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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

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Opposite (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Suburbian Nightmare
Written and Performed by Sir Mix-A-Lot
Courtesy of Def American Recordings/Rhyme Cartel Records
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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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