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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

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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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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

Gross USA:

$1,640,220

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,640,220
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

It is rumored that the script for Josh and S.A.M. is based on the real-life events in the life of Josh and Sam Rosen in 1990. While not as dramatic, these two brothers embarked on a similar misadventure in Woodbridge, Connecticut, involving a stolen car and police chase following a family squabble. The two were eventually found by authorities hiding in their friend Brad Taylor's tree house. Brad Taylor was reading a book on a bench elsewhere at the time. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Sam hurls a pool ball, hitting Derek]
Sam Whitney: It worked, Josh, my aim is activated!
Derek Baxter: You little shit!
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Connections

References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Vesti La Giubba
Written by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performed by Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
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15 December 2004 | by laeliusSee all my reviews

but always will see it again. that movie might touch your heart if you have one. while watching i had to laugh. while watching i was even near the edge of some tears.

lovely and phantastic. i'd like to be 12 again. well we all can, if we do not forget about the most important of our lives: this is the time when we were children. so take whoever you love, like or find likable, sit close together on the couch and let yourself go like the kids in the movie: they are the real heroes!


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