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The Resource I am Sam, Avery Pix ; Bedford Falls Productions ; New Line Cinema presents ; Red Fish Blue Fish Films ; producers, Marshall Herskovitz, Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Edward Zwick ; writers, Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; director, Jessie Nelson

I am Sam, Avery Pix ; Bedford Falls Productions ; New Line Cinema presents ; Red Fish Blue Fish Films ; producers, Marshall Herskovitz, Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Edward Zwick ; writers, Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; director, Jessie Nelson

Label
I am Sam
Title
I am Sam
Statement of responsibility
Avery Pix ; Bedford Falls Productions ; New Line Cinema presents ; 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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Elliot Davis ; editor, Richard Chew ; music, John Powell; costume designer, Susie DeSanto ; production designer, Aaron Osborne
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13 for language
Language note
English with English subtitles ; Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest, Richard Schiff, Doug Hutchison, Loretta Devine, Laura Dern
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1957-
  • 1994-
  • 1955-
  • 1960-
  • 1949-
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Penn, Sean
  • Herskovitz, Marshall
  • Johnson, Kristine
  • Nelson, Jessie
  • Pfeiffer, Michelle
  • Fanning, Dakota
  • Wiest, Dianne
  • Schiff, Richard
  • Hutchison, Doug
  • Devine, Loretta
  • Dern, Laura
  • Solomon, Richard
  • Zwick, Edward
  • 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
134
Series statement
New Line platinum series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Single fathers
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Custody of children
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
I am Sam, Avery Pix ; Bedford Falls Productions ; New Line Cinema presents ; Red Fish Blue Fish Films ; producers, Marshall Herskovitz, Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Edward Zwick ; writers, Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; director, Jessie Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001
  • Special features include: Filmmaker commentary with director/co-screenwriter Jessie Nelson; Original documentary "Becoming Sam"; Deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary; Theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17703775
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (134 min.)
Isbn
9780780638150
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794043553721
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
N5537
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49231600
  • (Sirsi) i9780780638150
System details
DVD; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1, enhanced for widescreen TVs) presentation; Dolby Digital DTS 5.1 surround sound, stereo surround sound
Video recording format
DVD
Label
I am Sam, Avery Pix ; Bedford Falls Productions ; New Line Cinema presents ; Red Fish Blue Fish Films ; producers, Marshall Herskovitz, Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Edward Zwick ; writers, Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; director, Jessie Nelson
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001
  • Special features include: Filmmaker commentary with director/co-screenwriter Jessie Nelson; Original documentary "Becoming Sam"; Deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary; Theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17703775
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (134 min.)
Isbn
9780780638150
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794043553721
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
N5537
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49231600
  • (Sirsi) i9780780638150
System details
DVD; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1, enhanced for widescreen TVs) presentation; Dolby Digital DTS 5.1 surround sound, stereo surround sound
Video recording format
DVD

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