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The Resource I am Sam, New Line Cinema presents a Bedford Falls company, Red Fish Blue Fish films production.; directed by Jessie Nelson ; written by Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; produced by Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick, (videorecording)

I am Sam, New Line Cinema presents a Bedford Falls company, Red Fish Blue Fish films production.; directed by Jessie Nelson ; written by Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; produced by Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick, (videorecording)

Label
I am Sam
Title
I am Sam
Statement of responsibility
New Line Cinema presents a Bedford Falls company, Red Fish Blue Fish films production.; directed by Jessie Nelson ; written by Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; produced by Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks, is obsessed with the Beatles and has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them. As the daughter reaches age 7, Sam's limitations start to become a problem. When the authorities take his daughter away, Sam shames a high-priced lawyer 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 Powel
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13
Language note
  • Closed-captioned
  • In English with optional English subtitles
LC call number
HV1553
LC item number
.I3 2002
PerformerNote
Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianne Wiest, Dakota Fanning, Richard Schiff, Doug Hutchison, Loretta Devine, Laura Dern
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1957-
  • 1994-
  • 1955-
  • 1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nelson, Jessie
  • Johnson, Kristine
  • Solomon, Richard
  • Herskovitz, Marshall
  • Zwick, Edward
  • Penn, Sean
  • Pfeiffer, Michelle
  • Wiest, Dianne
  • Fanning, Dakota
  • Schiff, Richard
  • Hutchison, Doug
  • Devine, Loretta
  • Dern, Laura
  • New Line Cinema Corporation
  • Bedford Falls Company
  • Red Fish, Blue Fish Films (Firm)
  • New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
132
Series statement
New Line platinum series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Custody of children
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
I am Sam, New Line Cinema presents a Bedford Falls company, Red Fish Blue Fish films production.; directed by Jessie Nelson ; written by Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; produced by Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001
  • Special feature: All Access Pass: Filmmaker commentary featuring director/co-screenwriter Jessie Nelson; Original documentary: Becoming Sam (42:30) ; Deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary; Theatrical press kit; trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm49231600
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 132 min.)
Isbn
9780780638150
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794043553721
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
N5537
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 637566
  • (OCoLC)49231600
System details
  • DVD
  • NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect) ; Dolby digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 surround sound and Stereo surround sound
Video recording format
DVD
Label
I am Sam, New Line Cinema presents a Bedford Falls company, Red Fish Blue Fish films production.; directed by Jessie Nelson ; written by Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; produced by Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001
  • Special feature: All Access Pass: Filmmaker commentary featuring director/co-screenwriter Jessie Nelson; Original documentary: Becoming Sam (42:30) ; Deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary; Theatrical press kit; trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm49231600
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 132 min.)
Isbn
9780780638150
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794043553721
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
N5537
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 637566
  • (OCoLC)49231600
System details
  • DVD
  • NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect) ; Dolby digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 surround sound and Stereo surround sound
Video recording format
DVD

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