[United States] : New Line Home Entertainment, 
Series: New Line platinum series
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in ISBN/ISSN:
Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: June 18, 2002
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001
Special features: Filmmaker commentary with director/co-screenwriter Jessie Nelson; original documentary "Becoming Sam"; deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary; theatrical trailer
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
MPAA rating: PG-13
Related Searches: People with mental disabilities -- DramaCustody of children -- DramaFeature filmsVideo recordings for the hearing impairedDVDDrama filmsAdded--02/6
Additional Credits: Herskovitz, MarshallJohnson, KristineNelson, JessiePenn, Sean, 1960-Pfeiffer, Michelle, 1957-Fanning, Dakota, 1994-Powell, John, composerAvery Pix (Firm)Bedford Falls ProductionsNew Line Cinema CorporationRed Fish Blue Fish Films (Firm)New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
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