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I am Sam [videorecording] / New Line Cinema presents ; directed by Jessie Nelson ; written by Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; produced by Jessie Nelson ... [et al.], Richard Solomon, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick. ; in association with "Sam" productions GMBH & Co. Kg ; a Bedford Falls company, Red Fish Blue Fish films production.

Electronic resources

http://www.mrqe.com/movie_reviews/i-am-sam-m100000660 - Connect to reviews of this title online.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Library Reserve Desk DVD 5558 37684001076054 Reserve Closet Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780638158
  • ISBN: 9780780638150
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen [ed.].
  • Publisher: [Burbank, Calif.] : New Line Home Entertainment, [2002]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Faculty reserve.
Material for MTH-351 (Codding).
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.
Formatted Contents Note:
Feature: Widescreen version of the film; 5.1 dolby digital; DTS surround sound; English subtitles and closed captions. All Access Pass: Filmmaker commentary featuring director/co-screenwriter Jessie Nelson; Oribinal documentary: Becoming Sam; Deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary; Theatricla trailer; Theatrical press kit. DVD-ROM content: Script-to-screen; Link to original website; Hot spot.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Elliot Davis ; editor, Richard Chew ; music, John Powel.
Participant or Performer Note:
Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianne Wiest, Dakota Fanning.
Summary, etc.:
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.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 surround sound and stereo surround sound.
Language Note:
In English with optional English subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Subject: People with mental disabilities > Drama.
Custody of children > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.

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