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I Am Sam (2001)  link to I Am Sam on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1910

poster I Am Sam

IMDb Rating:
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7.6/10 (136600 votes)

Country: USA, 132 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): Jessie Nelson

Video Codec: Unknown

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.



photo Sean Penn Sean Penn Sam Dawson
photo Michelle Pfeiffer Michelle Pfeiffer Rita
photo Dakota Fanning Dakota Fanning Lucy
photo Dianne Wiest Dianne Wiest Annie
photo Loretta Devine Loretta Devine Margaret Calgrove

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1