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I Am Sam(2001)

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Brief Synopsis

Sam Dawson is a mentally-challenged father raising his daughter Lucy with the help of an extraordinary group of friends. As Lucy turns seven and begins to intellectually surpass her father, their close bond is threatened when their situation comes under the scrutiny of a social worker who wants Lucy placed in foster care. Faced with a seemingly unwinnable case, Sam vows to fight the legal system and forms an unlikely alliance with Rita Harrison, a high-powered, self-absorbed attorney who initially takes his case pro bona as a challenge from her colleagues. On the surface the two couldn't be further apart, but in reality they are subtly similar. Sam's compulsive nature is mirrored in Rita's more socially acceptable obsessive-compulsive nature. Together they struggle to convince the system that Sam deserves to get his daughter back and, in the process, fuse a bond that results in a unique testament to the power of unconditional love.

Cast & Crew

Jessie Nelson Director
Sean Penn Sam Dawson
Michelle Pfeiffer Rita Harrison
Dakota Fanning Lucy Diamond Dawson
Laura Dern Randy Carpenter
Loretta Devine Margaret Calgrove
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MPAA Ratings:  PG-13 Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  2001 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  New Line Cinema, NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
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  • I Am Sam (2001)

    James Higgins 2010-01-12

    I have seldom seen such a gap between critics and users across the board as I have with I Am Sam. I think it's a terrific film, excellent acting be... MORE>