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Josh and S.A.M. (1993)

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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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Billy Weber

Writer:

Frank Deese
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Tierney ... Josh
Noah Fleiss ... Sam
Martha Plimpton ... Alison
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Thom Whitney
Joan Allen ... Caroline
Chris Penn ... Derek Baxter
Maury Chaykin ... Pizza Man
Ronald Guttman ... Jean-Pierre
Udo Kier ... Salon Manager
Sean Baca Sean Baca ... Curtis Coleman
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Leon Coleman
Anne Lange Anne Lange ... Ellen Coleman
Ann Hearn ... Teacher
Christian Clemenson ... Policeman
Allan Arbus ... Businessman on Plane
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Storyline

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?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for kids in jeopardy | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuga em Grande See more »

Filming Locations:

Arches National Park, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$800,469, 28 November 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,528,163
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut of Editor Billy Weber. As of 2015, it remains the only film he ever directed. See more »

Goofs

A camera is visible through the glass in the banquet room at the hotel in Dallas. See more »

Quotes

Jean-Pierre LaTorette: [answers the phone] Hello, Jean-Pierre here.
Josh Whitney: [in a deep voice] Uh, Caroline Whitney, please.
Jean-Pierre LaTorette: I'm sorry, my wife cannot come to the phone right now.
Josh Whitney: [in regular voice] Your wife?
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Connections

References What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »

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Hot Mocking Bird
Performed by Chet Atkins
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Boys will be boys...and fun being on the lam.
7 June 2003 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Josh(Jacob Tierney)and Sam(Noah Fleiss)are brothers upset with the news of their parents splitting. They cope with taking off on the road and meeting up with the affable Martha Plimpton. This movie is scattered with comedic situations, but not enough to make for a memorable movie. Also in the cast are: Stephen Tobolowsky, Joan Allen and Chris Penn.


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