Sam & Me


1h 32m 1991

Brief Synopsis

A young Indian man finds himself working as a nursemaid for an eccentric Jewish grandfather. They become good friends, despite their age difference and cultural barriers, before family pressures put a permanent end to their relationship.

Film Details

Also Known As
Sam and Me, Sam et moi
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Astral Films; Canadian Broadcasting Company (Cbc); Channel 4; Film4 Productions; Filmfour International; Films Effects; Itc Entertainment Group; Itc Entertainment Group; Ontario Film Development Corporation; Production Services Inc; Ruben Winkler; Sunrise Films
Distribution Company
Astral Films; Astral Films
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

A young Indian man finds himself working as a nursemaid for an eccentric Jewish grandfather. They become good friends, despite their age difference and cultural barriers, before family pressures put a permanent end to their relationship.

Crew

Stephen Armour

Set Dresser

Jolly Bader

Song Performer ("Hai Apna Di To Awara")

Jolly Bader

Other

Derek J Baskerville

Wardrobe Master

Michael Baskerville

Post-Production Mixer

Michael Baskerville

Music Engineer

Pamela Betts

Song Performer ("The Real Thing")

Pamela Betts

Song

Benu Bhandari

Script Supervisor

Boyd Bonitzke

Editor

Fred Brennan

Dialogue Editor

Terry Burke

Foley Artist

Laxmikant Byarelal

Song ("Ek Do Deen")

Carlo Campana

Key Grip

Stephen Carr

Set Dresser Assistant

Jon Cassar

Steadicam Operator

Linda Cheung

Camera Trainee

Ranjit Chowdhry

Screenwriter

David Chudnovsky

Driver Captain

Kathleen Climie

Art Department 2nd Assistant

John Crockford

2nd Assistant Camera

Viktoria Cseh

2nd Assistant Editor

Alex Dawes

Best Boy

Bryan Day

Sound Mixer

Teddy Day

Other

Ivonette De Sousa

Song ("Diga Meu Amour" (Portugese Translation))

Linda Del Rosario

Production Designer

Linda Del Rosario

Set Decorator

Sandy Dennis

Craft Service

Morten Dorrell

Location Assistant

Nigel Draper

Generator Operator

Guy Dufaux

Director Of Photography

Nancy Duggan

Wardrobe Assistant

Phil Dunn

Other

Paul J Edwards

Assistant

Henry Embry

Boom Operator

Eric Fitz

Boom Operator

Fred Fitzpatrick

Other

Kevin Fletcher

Production Assistant

Gary Fluxgold

1st Assistant Editor

Rick Forsayeth

Stunts

Rob Fowler

Craft Service

Neil Fraser

Grip

Jake Fry

Property Master

Richard D Gaal

Electrician

Tim Garrett

Assistant (To Deepa Mehta)

Don Gillis

Piano Player

Janet Gismondi

Production Coordinator

Kenny Graham

Stand-In

Tony Gronick

Sound Effects Editor

Peter Hamilton

Song ("Haldol Shuffle")

Victoria Harding

Location Manager

Clyde Harmon

Production Accountant

Colleen Hart

Other

Diane Heatherington

Security

Mildred Hill

Song ("Happy Birthday To You")

Patty Hill

Song ("Happy Birthday To You")

David Hoffert

Trainee Assistant Director

Myron Hoffert

1st Assistant Director

Mitch Holmes

Best Boy Grip

Lorraine Holt

Song Performer ("Haldol Shuffle")

Brian Hughes

Song

Brian Hughes

Song ("The Real Thing")

Mindy Jenkins

Accountant Assistant

Johnny Johnson

Saxophone Player

Rick Jurgens

Adr Engineer

Mark Kelso

Drums

Janet Kendrick

Sound Editor Assistant

George Koller

Double Bass Player

Mark Korven

Film Score Arrangement

Mark Korven

Guitar; Music

Mark Korven

Song ("Diga Meu Amour")

Wendy Kraft

Accountant Assistant

George Kraychyk

Stills

Bappi Lahiri

Song

Bappi Lahiri

Song Performer

Anne Marie Latraverse

Legal Affairs

Eleanor Lavender

Casting (Extras)

Steven Levitan

Executive Producer

Cdc Levy-comerford

Casting

Steve Lucescu

Stunts

Allan Lylloff

Set Dresser Assistant

Stephen Lynch

Makeup Assistant

Dwayne Maclean

Stunt Coordinator

Allan Magee

Associate Producer

Maya Mani

Costume Designer

Rajaratnam Manickarajah

Stand-In

Robert Markovski

Hairstyles Assistant

John Megill

Sound Mixer

Deepa Mehta

Producer

Miguel Merkin

Set Dresser

Dr. Chris Minz

Storyboard Artist

Peter Miskimmin

Props Assistant

Judy Murdoch

Makeup

Shelley Nieder

On-Set Dresser

Shelly Nieder

On Set Dresser

Andrew Owen

Other

Allen Paldino

Driver

Richard Paris

Production Designer

Richard Paris

Set Decorator

Mcclear Pathe

Foley Recording

Joanne Perica

Song Performer ("Diga Meu Amour")

Joanne Perica

Song

Karen Pidgurski

Publicity

Paul Quigley

Head Of Post-Production

Allison Reid

Stunts

Louise Renault

3rd Assistant Director

Maxine Rennes

Hairstyles

Paul Saltzman

Producer

Matthew Segal

Story Editor

David Semple

Foley Assistant

Andrew Shea

2nd Assistant Director

Jagjit Singh

Song Performer ("Amar Vani Bhajan")

Jagjit Singh

Song

Lou Solakofski

Foley Engineer

Richard Spiegelman

Driver

Ronald Standen

Driver

Jeff Steinberg

Transportation Coordinator

Patrick Stepien

1st Assistant Camera

Owen K Taylor

Gaffer

Clive Turner

Sound Editor Assistant

Terry Wareham

Art Department 1st Assistant

Robert Wertheimer

Unit Production Manager

Ruben Winkler

Insurance

Erika Wolff

Negative Cutter

Alka Yagnik

Song Performer ("Ek Do Deen")

Film Details

Also Known As
Sam and Me, Sam et moi
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Astral Films; Canadian Broadcasting Company (Cbc); Channel 4; Film4 Productions; Filmfour International; Films Effects; Itc Entertainment Group; Itc Entertainment Group; Ontario Film Development Corporation; Production Services Inc; Ruben Winkler; Sunrise Films
Distribution Company
Astral Films; Astral Films
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1991

Released in United States 1991

Released in United States September 1991

Released in United States October 1991

Released in United States January 1992

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) (New Voices) September 24 - October 3, 1991.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Tribute to Cannes Critics' Week) August 22 - September 2, 1991.

Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (Young Cinema) September 27 - October 6, 1991.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5-14, 1991.

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) II in Santa Monica October 21-27, 1991.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 8-15, 1992.

Solo feature directorial debut for Deepa Mehta who previously collaborated with Norma Bailey and Daniele Suissa on "Martha, Ruth & Edie" (Canada/1988).

Completed shooting August 18, 1990.

Began shooting July 9, 1990.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1991

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) (New Voices) September 24 - October 3, 1991.)

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Tribute to Cannes Critics' Week) August 22 - September 2, 1991.)

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (Young Cinema) September 27 - October 6, 1991.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5-14, 1991.)

Released in United States October 1991 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) II in Santa Monica October 21-27, 1991.)

Released in United States January 1992 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 8-15, 1992.)