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.
Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Samuel L. Jackson
as Andrew Sterling
Nicolas Cage
as Amos Odell
Dabney Coleman
as Tolliver
Brad Dourif
as Oliver
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
Todd Weeks
as Stan
Jordan Lund
as Riley
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.

Full Review… | September 16, 2008
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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.

Full Review… | September 16, 2008
Chicago Reader
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A hhandicapped satirical farce whose roots are not in life but in other, better movies and sitcoms.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Amos & Andrew


Cops mistake black man for a burglar and send in a loser criminal to help cover it up. Silly and racist.

Cameron Fink
Cameron Fink

Remember when Nicholas Cage actually looked like he was having fun shooting a movie? Amos & Andrew is Cage at a young age still enjoying his craft (that isn't to say he is a poor actor or that his current movies are bad rather he has lost that joy that permeates through him from his younger days). The movie is a bit thin and never comes close to using its full comedic potential but still makes for a good time waster. Jackson is a bit miscast, or perhaps he just wasn't allowed to play his character the way he could and should have.

Jonathan Porras
Jonathan Porras

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

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