Josh and S.A.M. PG-13 CC

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Starring:
Jacob Tierney, Noah Fleiss
Runtime:
1 hour 38 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Director Billy Weber
Starring Jacob Tierney, Noah Fleiss
Supporting actors Martha Plimpton, Stephen Tobolowsky, Joan Allen, Chris Penn, Maury Chaykin, Ronald Guttman, Udo Kier, Sean Baca, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Lange, Ann Hearn, Christian Clemenson, Allan Arbus, Kayla Allen, Nada Despotovich, Brent Hinkley, Jay McNally, Danny Tamberelli
Studio MGM
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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I have seen the movie Josh and SAM at least 50 times, i even got a tape recorder once so i could capture some of the music on cassette!
ROBERT DOUGLASS
Josh (Tierney) is unhappy with the way that his family treats him, especially the fact that his father (Tobolowsky) seems to love little brother Sam (Fleiss) more.
"snoogycat"
To make a short but hard to describe story shorter, Josh sees that his brother Sam is favoring his new stepbrothers and giving him the cold shoulder.
ROBERT DOUGLASS

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 21, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
This is a story about two boys whose parents are separating, and how they handle it. Josh (Jacob Tierney) is the smarter, but less athletic of the two, and his father displays a genuine disappointment in everything he does. Sam (Noah Fleiss) is the younger of the two. He's just failed second grade, and is not doing well in summer school. While he is athletic and physically inclined, he's also a gullable little kid. With a little creative computer work Josh convinces Sam that he's a S.A.M. (Strategically Altered Mutant), created by the government, and that his mother is selling him to the Pentagon and using the money to go off to Europe! The adventure begins when the boys run, er, drive away from home. Their travels take them on a wild route to Canada, and along the way the meet up with the Liberty Maid, a character whom Josh also made up, but who is nonetheless quite willing to play along (but the joke's on Josh). Throw in a couple mean brothers and a persistent sheriff, and you've got some rather plausible fiction that makes a great movie!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ROBERT DOUGLASS on January 11, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Josh and Sam is just one of those kinda movies, who can forget Surf Ninja's and Airborne? It's one of those movies you start out watching on a friday night while your wondering "what in the heck am i doing with my life?" However you find yourself pulled into this story of how 2 brothers cope with their mother flying off to Europe with her Rico Suavea boyfriend and to make matters worse she hasn't even invited you along! You have to go live with your father in Florida with his new wife and her 2 boys. To make a short but hard to describe story shorter, Josh sees that his brother Sam is favoring his new stepbrothers and giving him the cold shoulder. So he goes on his dad's computer prints up some official looking documents and convinces his brother that the real reason he can't get good grades at school, why he's so good at football and why he gets in fights at recess is because he's S.A.M. an acronym for Strategically Altered Mutant . He concvinces Sam that everyone is in on it but him and his mother father and stepbrothers want to send him off to a secret war in Africa and collect money from the Pentagon. Nevertheless when they 2 amigos have to go back to California to pack up their stuff they are delayed in Dallas. Josh uses this as a chance to runaway but finds he can't get very far without Sam. They steal a drunk's car and head for Canada where Sam believes he will be safe from the Pentagon. Along the way they meet up with my girl Martha Plimpton who Sam believes is the Liberty Maid come to lead him to Canada on the Underground Roadway! What else can i say, a candle apple red 1993 pontiac Grand Prix, the open backway western roads and your heading towards Canada and an uncertain future. Josh and Sam is a great film which unfortunately has not been discovered by many people.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven Adam Renkovish on October 2, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I found this CD at a local music store and I picked it up as soon as I found it. I remembered that I really did like the score in the movie. It is very different and unique. I really love it. It is one of my favorites in my soundtrack collection!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve Lindsey on July 28, 2010
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I'm so glad that amazon made an online-viewing version of this movie because it's only sold on VHS. Will someone please change the movie description though (what the heck)? Not many people seem to know about this movie but it is very touching with a little bit of humor. <3
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul A. Klinger on March 7, 2008
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
Josh and S.A.M. is one of my favorite movies. Having worked with kids
much of my adult life, I am sensitive to the problems children have in
dysfunctional or rejecting families. The film is about two brothers,
Josh and Sam (Jacob Tierney and Noah Fleiss) ages 12 and 8 respectively.
(Fleiss should have been cast as a 9 or 10 year old). They are complete
opposites, the older a computer nerd and fabricator, the younger a jock
with ADD symptoms. They do not get along, with Josh resenting Sam's
athleticism and Sam smarting from Josh's scorn. Their mother is a
divorcee, more involved in her new love interest than her boys, while
their father has remarried and is living in Florida with his new wife
and her two cloddish jock sons, appearing to be about 11 and 14. The
boys are flown from L.A. to Florida to visit their dad before summer
ends, and there, Josh's stepbrothers and Sam tease Josh, implying that
his dad thinks maybe he is gay. Upset that Sam sides with his step-
brothers, he concocts a plan on a computer, combining a weekly news-
magazine article about child warriors in Latin America with pictures
of Sam. He then manages to convince Sam the next day that he (Sam) is
really genetically engineered to be a child warrior, and that his dad
is planning to sell him to the Pentagon. This seemingly hard to belive
story seems to explain all of Sam's problems with school, fighting, and
daydreaming. Then the boys are sent back to L.A. prematurely when their
mother decides to go with her boyfriend to Europe for a year and wants
to say goodby before she leaves.
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