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Amos & Andrew (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 5 March 1993 (USA)
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When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation house on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his house with armed men, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Andrew Sterling
Michael Lerner ... Phil Gillman
Margaret Colin ... Judy Gillman
Nicolas Cage ... Amos Odell
Dabney Coleman ... Chief of Police Cecil Tolliver
Brad Dourif ... Officer Donnie Donaldson
Chelcie Ross ... Earl
I.M. Hobson I.M. Hobson ... Waldo Lake
Jeff Blumenkrantz ... Ernie
Todd Weeks ... Stan
Jordan Lund ... Riley
Jodi Long ... Wendy Wong
Michael Burgess Michael Burgess ... Black Reporter
Leonor Anthony Leonor Anthony ... Hispanic Reporter
Walter Raymond Walter Raymond ... Anchorman
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Storyline

When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation house on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his house with armed men, Chief Tolliver realizes his mistake, and to avoid the bad publicity offers a thief in his jail, Amos Odell a deal. Amos is to pretend to take Andrew prisoner and hold him for ransom, but let him go and escape. Amos and Andrew suddenly realize that the Chief's problems are all gone if the two of them both die in a gun battle. The worst partnership in film history then tries to get away from the local police. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

Misunderstood. Misplaced. Mismatched.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content and some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amos & Andrew - Zwei fast perfekte Chaoten See more »

Filming Locations:

Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,745,803
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie Samuel L. Jackson pleads to Nicholas Cage to NEVER call them "Amos&Andrew". He doesn't explain it in the movie, but in the history of American popular culture, no program was both as popular and controversial as the Amos 'n' Andy show. The series, which ran on radio from 1928 to 1960, is perhaps the most popular radio series of all time. Although the show was extremely popular, many African American groups, led by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), charged that the characters were racist caricatures and demeaning to the black community. Complaints about its content eventually led to the cancellation of the radio series and the removal of the TV show from syndication. Amos 'n' Andy is now most remembered for perpetuating the stereotypes of black entertainment. The Amos and Andy show also constitutes a prime example of the limited opportunities faced by black entertainers during the first half of the twentieth century. The title of this movie is a dead give away that the satirical story is a reference to this history of black entertainment. See more »

Goofs

Lenses in the Chief of Police's glasses during his interview after escaping from the house. See more »

Quotes

Amos Odell: Look. I'm not holding you hostage anymore, okay? But you got to know, we're in this together now, right? You and me. Amos and Andrew. Let's go.
Andrew Sterling: Don't say that.
Amos Odell: What?
Andrew Sterling: Our names... together.
Amos Odell: W-Why?
Andrew Sterling: Well, I'll spare you the history lesson. Besides, you wouldn't understand.
Amos Odell: What do you mean, I wouldn't understand? You don't understand, man. We're gangsters. We're outlaws.
Andrew Sterling: Gangsters? Outlaws? You're a nickel-and-dime criminal, a petty crook. And you to figure out very quickly where it is you think ...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is a scene of Bloodhound Bob and all the dogs chasing each other. See more »

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References Sullivan's Travels (1941) See more »

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Tales Of Brave Ulysses
Performed by Cream
Written by Eric Clapton and Martin Sharpe
Courtesy of Polygram Special Markets
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Good Nicolas Cage Movie
4 April 2006 | by monkey-manSee all my reviews

Amos & Andrew (1993).

Andrew Sterling (Samuel L. Jackson) is a rich and successful black man who buys a vacation house in New England.And as he is unpacking some of his belongs the Neighbours see him and mistake him for a burglar so they call the police.After the police surround the house and try to kill him they realize that they made a big mistake.So the chef of the police decided to use a man in jail named Amos Odell (Nicolas Cage) to fake a kidnapping of Andrew Sterling because he did not want bad publicity.

I bought this movie a few weeks ago on a second hand video tape for a few dollars and i finally got around to watching it today.I never watched this movie before i bought it and i am glad i bought it because this movie is good and i can see myself watching this movie over and over again.

Over all this movie is worth your time to watch and i think you will really enjoy this movie.My rating for this movie is 6 out of 10.


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