Amos and Andrew Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Amos and Andrew the Movie

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Embarrassing attempt at comedy stops short of endorsing the stereotypes it tries to parody. Prizewinning African-American author Andrew Sterling (Jackson) is seen moving into a house on an island previously reserved for the uptight white, and the neighbors call the cops, assuming he's a thief. Chief of police (Coleman) eagerly gets into the act, then exploits drifter Amos (Cage) in a cover-up attempt when he realizes his mistake. Talented cast can't overcome lame jokes and transparent plot that serves as an opportunity to bring black and white together for a "see how much we have in common" bonding session.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 96 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Slapstick Comedy, Mistaken Identity, Disorganized Crime, Hostage!, Strained Suburbia, Yuppie Nightmares
E. Max Frye
Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Lerner, Margaret Colin, Giancarlo Esposito, Dabney Coleman, Bob Balaban, Aimee Graham, Brad Dourif, Chelcie Ross, Jodi Long
E. Max Frye
Richard Gibbs
Gary Goetzman, Castle Rock Entertainment

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