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I Am Sam

2001-12-28 | Drama
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Although 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.
Director: Jessie Nelson
Stars: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer

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The full version of I Am Sam is provided by Netflix , Amazon Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , Apple iTunes , The Roku Channel , Vudu , Microsoft Store , Redbox , DIRECTV
The director of I Am Sam is Jessie Nelson.
The runtime of I Am Sam is 132 minutes.
Although 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..
I Am Sam won 2002 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, 2002 Cairo International Film Festival, 2002 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards, 2002 PGA Awards, 2002 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, 2002 Satellite Awards, 2002 Young Artist Awards.
On July 30, 2021, the IMDB rating of I Am Sam is 7.6/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 35/100, Metacritic rating is 28/100, TMDB rating is 7.0/10.
The casts of I Am Sam are Sean Penn starring as Sam Dawson, Michelle Pfeiffer starring as Rita Harrison Williams, Dianne Wiest starring as Annie Cassell, Dakota Fanning starring as Lucy Diamond Dawson, Richard Schiff starring as Mr. Turner, Loretta Devine starring as Margaret Calgrove.
The revenue of I Am Sam was 92,542,418 USD.
On July 30, 2021, there were 5275 public reaction to I Am Sam including tear-jerking, tug at heartstrings, director with uncanny ability, very convincing, quite convincing.
The production budget of I Am Sam was 22,000,000 USD.
The genre of I Am Sam is Drama.
The certification of I Am Sam is PG-13.