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Amos & Andrew (1993)

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

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When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home 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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Misunderstood. Misplaced. Mismatched.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for drug content and some language | See all certifications »
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5 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amos & Andrew - Zwei fast perfekte Chaoten  »

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$9,745,803
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson and Kim Staunton would appear together 9 years later in Changing Lanes (2002), also portraying husband and wife. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Amos Odell: You give me a million dollars, I give you a hostage. You give me a helicopter, I give you a hostage. You let me fly out of here...
Chief of Police Cecil Tolliver: All right. All right. I saw the damn movie.
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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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Referenced in Dangerous Game (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto #2 for Horn and Orchestra
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by 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 See 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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