I Am Sam

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Release Date: December 28, 2001 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: June 18, 2002

PG-13 | 2h 10m | Drama

Sam Dawson (Penn) is a mentally-challenged man raising his daughter Lucy. As Lucy is reaching her seventh birthday, and intellectually surpassing her father, a social worker threatens their bond as she feels Lucy should be placed under foster care.

Faced with a case that looks like it can't possibly win, Sam vows to fight the legal system with the help of attorney Rita Harrison (Pfeiffer), who initially takes the case as a challenge from her colleagues.

Director: Jessie Nelson
Studio: New Line Cinema
Producer(s): Edward Zwick, Jessie Nelson, Marshall Herskovitz, Richard Solomon
Cast: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Doug Hutchison, Stanley DeSantis, Brad Silverman, Loretta Devine, Laura Dern, Will Wallace, Dianne Wiest
Writer(s): Kristine Johnson, Jessie Nelson
Official Site: http://www.iamsammovie.com

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