I Am Sam

I Am Sam Trailers

Original title I Am Sam
Category Drama, Family
UK Release Date
Production year 2001
Production Country
Directors Jessie Nelson
Cast Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest, Marin Hinkle, Loretta Devine, Richard Schiff, Laura Dern, Stanley DeSantis, Doug Hutchison, Bobby Cooper, Elle Fanning, Joseph Rosenberg, Brad Silverman


Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He 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 start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita into taking his case pro bono and in turn teaches her the value of love and family.