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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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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 »

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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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References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

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Vesti La Giubba
Written by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performed by Hamburg Symphoy Orchestra
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small film with a big heart
3 February 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

OK its a given this is a simple kids film and will not rock Hollywood or anyone elses foundations to the ground, but its just as well it hasn't as when you start to watch you realise its not that bad a film and you want it all to yourself.

2 brothers, like any other 2 you can find, feel what we all feel, to get out and just see where life takes you to get away from the grinds & stresses of constricted linear modern life, their parents are separated and being so young its evident the lack of a proper family unit is a deep issue for both boys.

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.

Along the way various things happen & they meet both good & bad people as you do in life, but through the cleverness of Josh they manage to pull through outwitting the adults at every step.

Its obviously aimed at a kids imagination and although I first saw it when I was 15, i'd still sit down here at 23 to watch it.

And thats all I can say about this really, its a very pleasant little film and I can wholeheartedly recommend it, if its ever decided to release it on optical media of course....


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