I am Sam
    (2002, original release: 2001)

    Fiction

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PUBLISHED
[United States] : New Line Home Entertainment, [2002]
DESCRIPTION
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN
0780638158 N5537
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: June 18, 2002

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

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

Cinematography, Elliot Davis ; editor, Richard Chew ; music, John Powell

Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning

MPAA rating: PG-13

DVD

Closed-captioned

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