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I Am Sam

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In Theaters: December 28, 2001

PG-13 | Drama | 2h 10m

I Am Sam

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.

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