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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thom Whitney
Pizza Man
Sean Baca ...
Curtis Coleman
Leon Coleman
Anne Lange ...
Ellen Coleman
Businessman on Plane


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 <>

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Why run away from home when you can drive?

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuga em Grande  »

Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)


$1,528,163 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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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Pizza Man: This pizza, I make myself. My wife, she no make-a da pizza. No more!
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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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