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 <email@example.com>
Misunderstood. Misplaced. Mismatched.
Did You Know?
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
Lenses in the Chief of Police's glasses during his interview after escaping from the house. See more
You ever been to New York City?
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...
After the credits, there is a scene of Bloodhound Bob and all the dogs chasing each other. See more
References Dog Day Afternoon
Tales Of Brave Ulysses
Performed by Cream
Written by Eric Clapton
and Martin Sharpe
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