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Amos (1985)

Amos Lasher loses his wife and home in an accident, finding himself in the care of the state, or specifically speaking, the Sunset Nursing Home. Here he finds the head nurse, Daisy Daws, ... See full summary »

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Michael Tuchner

Writer:

Stanley Gordon West (book)
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Douglas ... Amos Lasher
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Daisy Daws
Dorothy McGuire ... Hester Farrell
Pat Morita ... Tommy Tanaka
James Sloyan ... Sheriff John Thomas
Ray Walston ... Johnny Kent
Jerry Hausner ... Sol Kessler
Don Keefer ... Winston Beard
Camila Ashland ... Mildred Lasher (as Camila Ashlend)
Frances Bay ... Lydia
Frederick Coffin ... Roland
Lois De Banzie Lois De Banzie ... Dorothy Dearborn
Helen Martin ... Mrs. McKenzie
Royce Wallace Royce Wallace ... Helen
Pamela Dunlap ... Leah
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Amos Lasher loses his wife and home in an accident, finding himself in the care of the state, or specifically speaking, the Sunset Nursing Home. Here he finds the head nurse, Daisy Daws, ruling the cowed patients with an iron hand, but as his determination to get out of Sunset grows, the more sinister his situation becomes. Written by David Carroll

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amos, le grand-père justicier See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Douglas' campaign against the abuse of the elderly resulted in his being cited a third time in the Congressional Record, according to writer Michael Buckley. See more »

Quotes

Amos Lasher: [Amos has given himself a lethal shot] I pick the time, Daisy.
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Connections

Referenced in Escale à Nanarland: Le Justicier de New York (2013) See more »

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Spartacus meets Samantha
9 September 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

OK, so "Amos" is in many ways the same sort of idea as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", but it's still worth seeing. Kirk Douglas plays elderly Amos Lasher, who loses his wife in a car wreck. He gets sent to a retirement home run by nurse Daisy Daws (Elizabeth Montgomery). But as it becomes clear that Daisy is not a nice gal, Amos becomes more desperate about what to do.

Probably the movie's most interesting aspect is the casting of Elizabeth Montgomery. When she first appears, she's putting on her nurse outfit (she actually looks mighty fine wearing those stockings). When she first greets Kirk Douglas, here we basically see a slightly older version of Samantha Stephens, but with just a hint of malice in her eyes. As the movie progresses, you might say that Samantha becomes more and more like Endora...an evil Endora, that is.

So, this isn't any kind of masterpiece; "OFOTCN" did a better job with this topic. But it's good to see that these folks still had it no matter their age, and to see the big screen's most famous gladiator meet the small screen's most famous witch (and she's a REAL witch here). Also starring Dorothy McGuire (of "Gentleman's Agreement"), Pat Morita (of the "Karate Kid" movies) and Ray Walston (Mr. Hand in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High").


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