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I Am Sam (2001)

PG-13 12/28/2001 (US) Drama 2h 12m

Love is all you need.


Sam, a neurodivergent man, 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 as a parent start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam convinces high-priced lawyer Rita to take his case pro bono and in turn teaches her the value of love and family.

  1. Jessie Nelson

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Kristine Johnson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sean Penn

    Sean Penn

    Sam Dawson

  2. Michelle Pfeiffer

    Michelle Pfeiffer

    Rita Harrison Williams

  3. Dianne Wiest

    Dianne Wiest

    Annie Cassell

  4. Dakota Fanning

    Dakota Fanning

    Lucy Diamond Dawson

  5. Richard Schiff

    Richard Schiff

    Mr. Turner

  6. Loretta Devine

    Loretta Devine

    Margaret Calgrove

  7. Marin Hinkle

    Marin Hinkle


  8. Laura Dern

    Laura Dern

    Randy Carpenter

  9. Brad Silverman


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