I Am Sam

I Am Sam (2002)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom, Trial Film  |   Release Date - Jan 4, 2002  |   Run Time - 127 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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I Am Sam (stylized i am sam) is a 2001 American drama film written and directed by Jessie Nelson, and starring Sean Penn as a father with a developmental disability, Dakota Fanning as his inquisitive daughter, and Michelle Pfeiffer as his lawyer. Dianne Wiest, Loretta Devine, Richard Schiff and Laura Dern appear in supporting roles.

Jessie Nelson and Kristine Johnson, who co-wrote the screenplay, researched the issues facing adults with intellectual disabilities by visiting the non-profit organization L.A. GOAL (Greater Opportunities for the Advanced Living). They subsequently cast two actors with disabilities, Brad Silverman and Joe Rosenberg, in key roles.

For his role as Sam, Penn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 74th Academy Awards in 2002.

The film launched the career of child actress Dakota Fanning, who was then seven years old and had only acted in a couple of small roles. She became the youngest actress to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

The movie's title is derived from the opening lines "I am Sam / Sam I am" of the book Green Eggs and Ham, which is read in the movie.

Movie Info

Budget

$22,000,000

Box Office

$97,818,139

Tags

Black Crowes, Child Custody, Children's Book, Coming Of Age/Teen, Dark, Eddie Vedder, Family Relationships, Learning, Locked Door, Lucy Diamond, Mentally Handicapped Man, New Baby, Pro Bono, Social Services, Spiritual/Religious

Attributes

Filming Location: Los Angeles
Narrative Location: Los Angeles
Subject: about autism, autism

Alternate Titles

A nevem Sam
HU
Aš esu Semas
LT
Benim adım sam
TR
Em dic Sam
ES
Eu sunt Sam
RO
I Am Sam
AU, CA, EC, EG, HK, IN, ID, IL, KR, NL, PH, SG, ZA, SE, TH, AE, GB, US
I Am Sam - A Força do Amor
PT
I am Sam アイ・アム・サム
JP
Ich bin Sam
AT, DE
Ja sam Sam
HR
Je suis Sam
CA
Jestem Sam
PL
Lección de amor
CO
Mi chiamo Sam
IT
Mi nombre es Sam
AR
Mina olen Sam
EE
Minä olen Sam
FI
Moje ime je Sam
SI
Sam
PL
Sam je sui sam
FR
T' onoma mou einai Sam
GR
Tôi Là Sam
VN
Uma Lição de Amor
BR
Yo soy Sam
MX, PE
Yo Soy Sam
ES
Yo Soy Sam [I Am Sam]
ES
Τ' όνομά μου είναι Σαμ
GR
Аз съм Сам
BG
Зовем се Сем
RS
Я - Сем
UA
Я Сэм
RU
不一样的爸爸
CN
他不笨,他是我爸爸
TW
我是山姆
CN
아이엠샘
KR