I Am Sam (2001)

Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita into taking his case pro bono and in turn teaches her the value of love and family.

Directing:
  • Jessie Nelson

Writing:
  • Jessie Nelson
  • Kristine Johnson

Stars:
Release Date: 2001-12-28
themoviedb icon 7.4/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 132
  • Budget: $22,000,000
  • Revenue: $92,542,418
Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfei...
Rita Harrison Williams
Sean Penn
Sean Penn
Sam Dawson
R. D. Call
R. D. Call
Cop at Park
Richard Schiff
Richard Schif...
Mr. Turner
Brent Spiner
Brent Spiner
Shoe Saleman
Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenbur...
Dr. Blake
Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
Annie Cassell
Marin Hinkle
Marin Hinkle
Patricia
Rosalind Chao
Rosalind Chao
Lily
Pamela Dunlap
Pamela Dunlap
Grace
Doug Hutchison
Doug Hutchiso...
Ifty
Wendy Phillips
Wendy Phillip...
Miss Wright
Stanley DeSantis
Stanley DeSan...
Robert
Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fannin...
Lucy Diamond Dawson
Loretta Devine
Loretta Devin...
Margaret Calgrove
Laura Dern
Laura Dern
Randy Carpenter
Bobby Cooper
Bobby Cooper
George
Eileen Ryan
Eileen Ryan
Estelle Dawson
Michael B. Silver
Michael B. Si...
Dr. Jaslow
Ken Jenkins
Ken Jenkins
Judge Philip McNeily
Scott Paulin
Scott Paulin
Duncan Rhodes
Kimberly Scott
Kimberly Scot...
Gertie
David Nathan Schwartz
David Nathan...
Principal
Kathleen Robertson
Kathleen Robe...
Big Boy Waitress
Elle Fanning
Elle Fanning
Lucy (2 Years Old)
Russ Fega
Russ Fega
Starbucks Angry Man
Molly Gordon
Molly Gordon
Callie
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