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Amos & Andrew (1993)

 -  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
I.M. Hobson ...
Waldo Lake
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Ernie
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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 »

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

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[Amos find a chastity belt in one the neighbors' drawers]
Andrew Sterling: White people...
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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 Sullivan's Travels (1941) See more »

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Suburbian Nightmare
Written and Performed by Sir Mix-A-Lot
Courtesy of Def American Recordings/Rhyme Cartel Records
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Superior Comedy that makes you think!
27 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a very good comedy that has you laughing regularly! The acting is superb! The plot is excellent with an accelerating number of screw ups that in the end reaches a very satisfying conclusion. A lot of so called comedies have one or two laughs in them and they've gotten better ratings than this show. This show is full of laughs and crazy situations that leave you wishing they had made a sequel. I have watched this show several times and will do so again because it is that good. If I have company and people want to watch a comedy I may drag this movie out as not many people have seen it. It always gets a positive review and a lot of laughs. Anyone rating this movie less than a 7 at least should see a therapist!


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