I Am Sam

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.
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Film Cast:

  • Sam Dawson: Sean Penn
  • Rita Harrison Williams: Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Annie Cassell: Dianne Wiest
  • Lucy Diamond Dawson: Dakota Fanning
  • Mr. Turner: Richard Schiff
  • Margaret Calgrove: Loretta Devine
  • Patricia: Marin Hinkle
  • Randy Carpenter: Laura Dern
  • Brad: Brad Silverman
  • Joe: Joseph Rosenberg
  • Robert: Stanley DeSantis
  • Ifty: Doug Hutchison
  • George: Bobby Cooper
  • Dr. Blake: Mary Steenburgen
  • Estelle Dawson: Eileen Ryan
  • Dr. Jaslow: Michael B. Silver
  • Lily: Rosalind Chao
  • Judge Philip McNeily: Ken Jenkins
  • Miss Wright: Wendy Phillips
  • Conner Rhodes: Mason Lucero
  • Duncan Rhodes: Scott Paulin
  • Ms. Davis: Kit McDonough
  • Gertie: Kimberly Scott
  • Willy Harrison: Chase MacKenzie Bebak
  • Bruce: Rafer Weigel
  • Nurse: Emiko Parise
  • Grace: Pamela Dunlap
  • Shoe Saleman: Brent Spiner
  • Principal: David Nathan Schwartz
  • Big Boy Waitress: Kathleen Robertson
  • Rita’s Colleague: Karen Bankhead
  • Obnoxious Mom: Janet Adderley
  • Cristina: Katie McGloin
  • Collin: Steven Maines
  • Vice Cop: Dennis Fanning
  • Cafeteria Worker: David Poynter
  • Cop at Park: R. D. Call
  • Lucy (2 Years Old): Elle Fanning
  • Starbucks Angry Man: Russ Fega
  • Callie: Molly Gordon

Film Crew:

  • Location Manager: Russ Fega
  • Executive Producer: Michael De Luca
  • Director of Photography: Elliot Davis
  • Editor: Richard Chew
  • Producer: Edward Zwick
  • Producer: Marshall Herskovitz
  • Producer: Richard Solomon
  • Sound Mixer: Douglas Axtell
  • Original Music Composer: John Powell
  • Set Decoration: Garrett Lewis
  • Producer: Jessie Nelson
  • Co-Producer: Barbara A. Hall
  • Set Decoration: Jennifer M. Gentile
  • Casting: Mary Gail Artz
  • Casting: Barbara Cohen
  • Production Design: Aaron Osborne
  • Art Direction: Erin Cochran
  • Screenplay: Kristine Johnson
  • Executive Producer: Claire Rudnick Polstein
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Joe Milner
  • Still Photographer: Lorey Sebastian
  • Costume Design: Susie DeSanto
  • Makeup Department Head: Elisabeth Fry
  • Costume Supervisor: Lynda Foote
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Paul Timothy Carden
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Rick Ash
  • Sound Effects Editor: Perry Robertson
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Adam Jenkins
  • Music Editor: Terry Delsing
  • Hair Department Head: Bunny Parker
  • Script Supervisor: Brenda K. Wachel
  • Music Editor: Terry Wilson
  • Dialogue Editor: Sarah Payan
  • Property Master: Mychael Bates
  • Executive Producer: David Scott Rubin
  • Art Department Coordinator: Brynn McQuade
  • Dialogue Editor: Dennis Gray
  • First Assistant Director: Lisa Demaine

Movie Reviews:

  • Key-Si: “I Am Sam” is one of those movies, that touch you right where it matters and if this movie is not becoming an absoute classic, this world must be full of morons. Sean Penn plays the role of his life and he is way more impressive than Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man”. And that performance already can be considered flawless. Also very impressive is little Dakota Fanning in her role as Lucy and one of the best child performances ever brought to screen. And even after the movie is over it will stay with you for a long time and will get you thinking on what side you would actually be if this case would be happening around you. Would you ignore all logic and just decide by your heart or does the common sense weigh strong enough to side with the court and child services pointing out that little Lucy needs a secure surrounding with capable parents who can provide security and mature advice? Anyhow, this movie is incredible and I wouldn’t change a single thing.
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