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Amos & Andrew (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 5 March 1993 (USA)
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A Pulitzer prize writer buys a cabin. The neighbors get suspicious when a stranger "breaks in". They see a black man and call the police, who start shooting at him. The sheriff tries a cover-up involving a white petty crook. Bad idea.

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E. Max Frye

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E. Max Frye
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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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Details

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,617,317, 7 March 1993

Gross USA:

$9,745,803

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,745,803
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the locations used was the town of Southport, North Carolina. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Judy Gillman: It was an honest mistake.
Andrew Sterling: It was supposed to be different. It was supposed to be the kind of place where you don't lock your doors at night, where you don't count your change at the grocery store, where a man in his own home doesn't have to worry about being shot at and nearly killed by the local police simple because he's black!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Concerto #2 for Horn and Orchestra
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Dresdner Philharmonie (as The Dresden Philarmonic)
Courtesy of Lazerlight/Sounds of Film
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One of the most underrated, overlooked comedies of the 1990s
4 May 2001 | by AnonIISee all my reviews

One of the most underrated, overlooked comedies of the 1990s, and a social satire that DOES work, Maltin's faulty opinion to the contrary. Cage is brilliant, as is Bob Balaban. Writer/director E. Max Frye deserved much better reception for this sharp, smart piece of work. Unfortunately, the film's ending was apparently re-worked, to the satisfaction of almost no one on the creative team.

Coincidentally, the angry mob torch scene in this movie was shot practically the same time the 'Rodney King' riots unfolded 3000 miles away in LA.


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