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Amos & Andrew (1993)

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When the cops in a lily-white resort town mistake a wealthy black author for a burglar, the local police chief recruits a drifter to help with the cover-up. This attempted satire of race relations ultimately becomes a standard odd couple comedy contrasting uptight, upper-class black Andrew and poor white Amos.

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Cast

Samuel L. Jackson
as Andrew Sterling
Nicolas Cage
as Amos Odell
Giancarlo Esposito
as Rev. Brunch
Bob Balaban
as Dr. Fink
Jodi Long
as Wendy Wong
Tracey Walter
as Bloodhound Bob
I.M. Hobson
as Waldo Lake
Michael Burgess
as Black Reporter
Leonor Anthony
as Hispanic Reporter
Walter Raymond
as Anchorman
Ron Taylor
as Sherman
Ernie Garrett
as State Police Captain
Allison Mackie
as Anchorwoman
Eric Paisley
as Mainland Gatekeeper
Kim Staunton
as Mrs. Andrew Sterling
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Critic Reviews for Amos & Andrew

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (9)

A one-joke sketch that doesn't work as a feature.

September 16, 2008 | Full Review…

Cage is the only actor allowed to do riffs on his assigned part, something he takes full advantage of; the others are stuck with their two-dimensional satirical profiles, which grow increasingly tiresome and unyielding.

September 16, 2008 | Full Review…

A hhandicapped satirical farce whose roots are not in life but in other, better movies and sitcoms.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Cage is a font of funny character weirdness. This movie marks the least of his offerings. Jackson, as the relative straight man, has little to work with.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Although the movie strives mightily to teach its lesson, which is that you cannot judge a man by the color of his skin, the humor is undermined by the sadness of the basic situation.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

If nothing else, at least the movie offers laughs without being offensive.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Amos & Andrew

Nothing but reverse racism. But thats ok in America Right? Half a star

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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Acceptable slight waste of time starring Samuel Jackson and Nicolas Cage in far from their greatest roles.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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