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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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It is rumored that the script for Josh and S.A.M. is based on the real-life events in the life of Josh and Sam Rosen in 1990. While not as dramatic, these two brothers embarked on a similar misadventure in Woodbridge, CT, involving a stolen car and police chase following a family squabble. The two were eventually found by authorities hiding in their friend Brad Taylor's tree house. Brad Taylor was reading a book on a bench elsewhere at the time. 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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Derek Baxter: There's this one thing I want to ask you Josh?, What day were you born on?
Josh Whitney: umm... uh... June 17th
Derek Baxter: That's uh, nine months back, that's the night we beat Carling, that's perfect... woo-hoo... that's homecoming night, I knew it!
Josh Whitney: Knew what Mr. Baxter?
Derek Baxter: Don't call me that... (blushes)... Call me Dad!
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References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

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Toward The Settin' Sun
Written by Bob Badami and Bill Bernstein
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True to life
6 April 2002 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

I take a kind eye to videos hiding in the back of the store, bottom shelf, under the guise of a faded cover and sometimes this can be very rewarding as was the case with 'Josh & S.A.M.'

The two titular brothers leave their family to find their family, eachother. After feeling ostracised by their family and school peers, they are driven by dejection to escape, human determination and will seeing them through all.

The film also highlights the inner psyche of all who have ever been lonely or outcasted. This in turn offers poignant moments between the brothers as they discuss death and other issues which are sad but real products of today's society like dysfunctional families.

The successful portrayal of these themes relies not only on the clever script writing, but the outstanding performances of the boys, in particular Noah Fleiss (S.A.M). What is frightening though is that such a young actor could have such a mature grasp of these issues displayed by his acting ability, but again this is a reflection on society.

A film where audience age is no boundary. It will captivate the imaginations of the young and coerce older viewers to examine relationships. 'Josh & S.A.M' reveals to all that even if you have nothing, to have love is to have it all. A simple message for a difficult world.




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