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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Amos Lasher
... Daisy Daws
... Hester Farrell
... Tommy Tanaka
... Sheriff John Thomas
... Johnny Kent
... Sol Kessler
... Winston Beard
... Mildred Lasher (as Camila Ashlend)
... Lydia
... Roland
Lois De Banzie ... Dorothy Dearborn
... Mrs. McKenzie
Royce Wallace ... Helen
... 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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Amos, le grand-père justicier  »

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

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Hester Farrell: [Amos tells Hester that he is dying] How much time do you have?
Amos Lasher: Time enough to hit one more outta the park.
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Referenced in Escale à Nanarland: Le Justicier de New York (2013) See more »

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Not your usual old-folks movie
5 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

While there are tons of movies about old folks in senior homes to choose from, if you want one with a bit of a spooky flavor to it, rent Amos. Kirk Douglas, Ray Walston, Pat Morita, and Dorothy Maguire are in a senior home, but the head nurse, Elizabeth Montgomery, isn't nearly as sweet as she appears to outsiders. . .

A lot of these types of movies are "old folks still got it" movies, but Amos differs from the usual themes. Kirk Douglas and his "inmates" are abused and, for the most part, are trapped from rebelling against the head nurse, rather like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. If you feel like I do about Kirk Douglas, you might want to look away when he gets ruffed up by Elizabeth Montgomery's goons. Then again, even if you don't remember him from his hunky days, who likes to watch older folks get beat up?

Amos isn't the best senior-cast film I've seen, and in general, I watch a lot of them. It's meant to be exciting-and at times it is-but all in all, it's mostly sad. You're better off renting films with younger versions of the stars, unless you go in for depressing old-people movies, like Wrestling Ernest Hemingway.


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