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I am Sam

Author: Jessie NelsonKristine JohnsonSean PennMichelle PfeifferDianne Wiest; et al; All authors
Publisher: [Burbank, Calif.] : New Line Home Entertainment, [2002]
Series: New Line platinum series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Computer File : English : Widescreen [ed.]View all editions and formats
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Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks, is obsessed with the Beatles and has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them. As the daughter reaches age 7, Sam's limitations start to become a problem. When the authorities take his daughter away, Sam shames a high-priced lawyer into taking his case pro bono. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love, and whether  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Fiction films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessie Nelson; Kristine Johnson; Sean Penn; Michelle Pfeiffer; Dianne Wiest; Dakota Fanning; Elliot Davis; Richard Chew; John Powell; New Line Cinema Corporation.; Bedford Falls Company.; Red Fish, Blue Fish Films (Firm); New Line Home Entertainment (Firm); et al
ISBN: 0780638158 9780780638150
OCLC Number: 49231600
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Special feature: All Access Pass: Filmmaker commentary featuring director/co-screenwriter Jessie Nelson; Original documentary: Becoming Sam (42:30) ; Deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary; Theatrical press kit; trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Elliot Davis ; editor, Richard Chew ; music, John Powel.
Cast: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianne Wiest, Dakota Fanning.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 surround sound and stereo surround sound.
Contents: Feature: Widescreen version of the film; 5.1 dolby digital; DTS surround sound; English subtitles and closed captions. All Access Pass: Filmmaker commentary featuring director/co-screenwriter Jessie Nelson; Oribinal documentary: Becoming Sam; Deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary; Theatricla trailer; Theatrical press kit. DVD-ROM content: Script-to-screen; Link to original website; Hot spot.
Series Title: New Line platinum series.
Other Titles: I am Sam (Motion picture)
Responsibility: New Line Cinema presents ; directed by Jessie Nelson ; written by Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; produced by Jessie Nelson ... [et al.], Richard Solomon, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick. ; in association with "Sam" productions GMBH & Co. Kg ; a Bedford Falls company, Red Fish Blue Fish films production.
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Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks, is obsessed with the Beatles and has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them. As the daughter reaches age 7, Sam's limitations start to become a problem. When the authorities take his daughter away, Sam shames a high-priced lawyer 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.

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