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Josh and S.A.M. (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  24 November 1993 (USA)
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Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that ... See full summary »

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Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that he is a "S.A.M." that is going to be sent to Africa to fight in a war and that Canada is a safe haven for any S.A.M. unwilling to fight. The cross-country journey begins when the 2 boys think they killed a drunk and steal his car en route to Canada where they encounter The Liberty Maid. Will Josh & S.A.M. make it to Canada or will they wish they should have never left home. Written by Ryan Harder <hotshotharder@hotmail.com>

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Why run away from home when you can drive?


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Rated PG-13 for kids in jeopardy | See all certifications »

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24 November 1993 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,528,163 (USA)
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Harry Caesar's last movie. See more »

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A camera is visible through the glass in the banquet room at the hotel in Dallas. See more »

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[Sam hurls a pool ball, hitting Derek]
Sam Whitney: It worked, Josh, my aim is activated!
Derek Baxter: You little shit!
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References What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »

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Toward The Settin' Sun
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small film with a big heart
3 February 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This stars 2 brothers living with their single mother of which the older brother obviously feels restless and annoyed by things and feels what we all feel to get out and just see where life will take you to get away from your own problems you may have.

The older brother Josh invents a story that his brother Sam is a genetic military soldier and that they must get to Canada to avoid him being sent to war.

So they head off and along the way and they meet both good & bad people as you do in life and through the cleverness of Josh and good fortune they manage to outwit the adults at every step.

I first saw this when I was 15 and for some reason its stuck with me despite its appearance of being a simple kids film and nigh unheard off I feel its a very deep touching story in its own right and even as an adult now I feel I could watch it and get something from it if its ever decided to release it on optical media of course....


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