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Title I am Sam [videorecording] / Avery Pix ; Bedford Falls Productions ; New Line Cinema ; Red Fish Blue Fish Films ; producers, Marshall Herskovitz, Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Edward Zwick ; writers, Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; director, Jessie Nelson.

Publication Info. [United States] : New Line Home Entertainment, [2002]

Copies

Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bertolet Memorial LD DVD - BMLY-14  DVD IAM    AVAILABLE
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult DVD - CHVY-11  DVD D I (DRAMA)    AVAILABLE
 Coal City PL DVD - CCBB-2  DVD 108    AVAILABLE
 Cordova DL DVD - CORG-7  DVD PG-13 #60    AVAILABLE
 Cortland Comm Lib DVD - COLY-12  DVD PG-13 I AM    AVAILABLE
 Galena PL DVD - GALY-13  DVD FIC IAM    AVAILABLE
 Geneseo PL Audio Visual - GPLG-7  DVD F IA    AVAILABLE
 Graves-Hume PL DVD - GVHY-12  DVD 765 (CLASSIC)    AVAILABLE
 Johnsburg PL Stacks - JOLY-11  DVD IAM    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL First Floor - KKBB-2  DVD IAM 2001    AVAILABLE

Description 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series New Line platinum series
New Line platinum series.
Note 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.
Credits Cinematography, Elliot Davis ; editor, Richard Chew ; music, John Powell.
Cast Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning.
Summary 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.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13.
Form Also issued on VHS.
System Details DVD.
Language Closed-captioned.
Subject People with mental disabilities -- Drama.
Custody of children -- Drama.
People with mental disabilities -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Custody of children -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired -- Video recordings.
Feature films -- Video recordings -- 2001-2010.
DVD-Video discs.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Local Subject Digital video collection.
Added Author Herskovitz, Marshall.
Johnson, Kristine.
Nelson, Jessie.
Penn, Sean, 1960-
Pfeiffer, Michelle, 1957-
Fanning, Dakota, 1994-
Davis, Elliot.
Chew, Richard.
Powell, John, composer.
Wiest, Dianne.
Schiff, Richard, 1955-
Hutchinson, Doug.
Devine, Loretta.
Dern, Laura.
Penn, Sean, 1960- actor.
Pfeiffer, Michelle, 1957- actor.
West, Dianne, actor.
Fanning, Dakota, 1994- actor.
Schiff, Richard, 1955- actor.
Hutchison, Doug, actor.
Devine, Loretta, actor.
Dern, Laura, actor.
Avery Pix (Firm)
Bedford Falls Productions.
New Line Cinema Corporation.
Red Fish, Blue Fish Films (Firm)
New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 0780638158
Standard No. 794043553721
Music No. N5537 New Line Home Entertainment

 
    
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