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The Resource I am Sam, 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, (videorecording)

I am Sam, 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, (videorecording)

Label
I am Sam
Title
I am Sam
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Additional physical form
Also issued on VHS.
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Elliot Davis ; editor, Richard Chew ; music, John Powell
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • -
  • 1960-
  • 1957-
  • 1994
  • 1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Herskovitz, Marshall
  • Johnson, Kristine
  • Nelson, Jessie
  • Penn, Sean
  • Pfeiffer, Michelle
  • Fanning, Dakota
  • Davis, Elliot
  • Chew, Richard
  • Powell, John
  • Avery Pix (Firm
  • Bedford Falls Productions
  • New Line Cinema Corporation)
  • Red Fish, Blue Fish Films (Firm)
  • New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
132
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Custody of children
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
I am Sam, 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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • stereophonic
  • unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (132 min.)
Isbn
9780780638150
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794043553721
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
N5537
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm49231600
System details
DVD
Video recording format
  • DVD
  • laserdisc
Label
I am Sam, 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, (videorecording)
Publication
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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • stereophonic
  • unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (132 min.)
Isbn
9780780638150
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794043553721
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
N5537
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm49231600
System details
DVD
Video recording format
  • DVD
  • laserdisc

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