Taglines: Why run away from home when you can drive?
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.
Josh and S.A.M. is a 1993 American drama-comedy film revolving around two brothers who hate each other and the way they react to their parents’ divorce. It stars Noah Fleiss, his film debut, along with Jacob Tierney, Martha Plimpton, and a young Jake Gyllenhaal. It was directed by Billy Weber and produced by Martin Brest.
Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
Directed by: Billy Weber
Starring: Jacob Tierney, Noah Fleiss, Joan Allen, Chris Penn, Stephen Tobolowsky, Martha Plimpton, Maury Chaykin, Ronald Guttman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ann Hearn
Screenplay by: Frank Deese
Production Design by: Marcia Hinds
Cinematography by: Don Burgess
Film Editing by: Chris Lebenzon
Costume Design by: Jill M. Ohanneson
Set Decoration by: Jan K. Bergstrom
Art Direction by: Bo Johnson
Music by: Thomas Newman
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for kids in jeopardy.
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: November 24, 1993