I am Sam


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Physical Desc
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
General Note
Special features: Filmmaker commentary with director/co-screenwriter Jessie Nelson; original documentary "Becoming Sam"; deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary; theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits
Cinematography, Elliot Davis ; editor, Richard Chew ; music, John Powell.
Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning.
Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks and is obsessed with the Beatles. He has a daughter with a homeless woman; she abandons them as soon as they leave the hospital. He names his daughter Lucy Diamond (after the Beatles song), and raises her. But as she reaches age 7 herself, Sam's limitations start to become a problem at school; she's intentionally holding back to avoid looking smarter than him. The authorities take her away, and Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita Harrison into taking his case pro bono. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love, and whether it's really all you need.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details
DVD; 5.1 Dolby digital, DTS surround and stereo surround sound.
System Details
Requirements to access DVD-ROM features: PC with DVD-ROM drive with a DVD decoder installed, Windows 95 or higher with Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher. Some of the DVD-ROM features may not work on a Macintosh. Internet access may be required for certain features.
Closed captioned.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Herskovitz, M., Johnson, K., Nelson, J., Penn, S., Pfeiffer, M., Fanning, D., Davis, E., Chew, R., & Powell, J. (2002). I am Sam (Widescreen.). New Line Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Marshall. Herskovitz et al.. 2002. I Am Sam. [United States]: New Line Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Marshall. Herskovitz et al.. I Am Sam [United States]: New Line Home Entertainment, 2002.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Herskovitz, Marshall., et al. I Am Sam Widescreen., New Line Home Entertainment, 2002.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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