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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Josh Whitney: Dad can I be excused?
Thom: For God's sake, Josh, clean your plate!
[Josh stands up and scoops all the food off his plate]
Josh Whitney: Is that clean enough?
Thom: Go to your room.
Josh Whitney: You're *in* my damn room!
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Vesti La Giubba
Written by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performed by Hamburg Symphoy Orchestra
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forgettable, but a good movie
8 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Josh and S.A.M. is probably one of the most best forgotten movies of the 90's. A pair of brothers Josh (Jacob Tierney) and Sam (Noah Fleiss) hit the road after their parents announce their pending divorce. 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 place for any S.A.M. unwilling to fight, they encounter many things along the way to Canada as they realize life at home wasn't that bad. This movie is better than the rating it got, it was actually very entertaining.


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