Amos & Andrew
When Andrew Sterling (Samuel L. Jackson), 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 (Dabney Coleman) realizes his mistake and to avoid the bad publicity offers a thief in his jail, Amos Odell (Nicolas Cage) a deal.
Cage and Jackson. One might expect a wild, crazy, scream-fest of a movie with humorous lines and lots of yelling but that's not the case here. A rather quiet film with ridiculous circumstances forming a "plot" is the result of these two actors team-up and it isn't hardly worth the watch. The humor is forced and trite. Jackson is subdued and hardly worth noticing while Cage is given little to work with on his own side. A pathetic and stupid outing that could have at least gone all out on the two stars notoriety. Wasted talent.
also an awesome comedy. pretty classic in itself. again, nicholas cage at his best.
The concept of Cage and Jackson sharing screen time in their early career is something of legend and in many ways this film delivers. This is actually a true hidden gem. Cage and Samuel L. Jackson combine in a family comedy with an overt moral message that devolves into gags about sex toys and underage girls. A true product of the early 90's before homogenized cinema.
The plot builds quite well and it is an enjoyable if disposable affair. Samuel L. Jackson shows his ability to make memorable speeches and Nicholas Cage is somewhat dialed back.
The Reverence: The plot is propelled by a little misunderstanding.
They don't make movies like this any more. It's not a great movie but it's serviceable. A good watch on a lazy afternoon while you are sick or nursing a hangover.