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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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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?

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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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Jake Gyllenhaal's film debut. See more »


The Kotex on Sam's forehead appears and disappears between shots when they are sleeping at the grain elevator, and theb re-appears in the car. See more »


Curtis: Did Josh really kill a guy?
Sam Whitney: Dad is trying to cover for him, but I saw him. He beat him over the head with a pool stick he was so mad.
Leon: What was he so mad about?
Sam Whitney: The guy called him a homo.
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References What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »


Vesti La Giubba
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Performed by Hamburg Symphoy Orchestra
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JOSH AND SAM is wonderful.
4 December 1999 | by (OHIO) – See all my reviews

When i was about 14 i saw Josh and sam for the first time, it was on showtime and i watched it because nothing else was on. Up until that day i had no idea of the open west. I was a city kid and of course the world revolved around my little neighborhood. But Josh and Sam took me away from that. show me there are places out there that aren't made of stone, and opened my mind to the beauty of the open road and what it really means to be free with no boundaries. Just out there in the cool night with no phones, no restrictions just your 1993 Pontiac candy apple red Grand Prix and home is toward the setting sun. This is a great adventure movie for kids and teens 15 and under especially for those with siblings and active imaginations. I highly recommend it.

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