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The Resource I am Sam, New Line Cinema presents a Bedford Falls Company/Red Fish Blue Fish Films production in association with "Sam" Productions Gmbh & Co. KG, (DVD)

I am Sam, New Line Cinema presents a Bedford Falls Company/Red Fish Blue Fish Films production in association with "Sam" Productions Gmbh & Co. KG, (DVD)

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 in association with "Sam" Productions Gmbh & Co. KG
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks and is obsessed with the Beatles. He has a daughter with a homeless woman; she abandons them as soon as they leave the hospital. He names his daughter Lucy Diamond (after the Beatles song), and raises her. But as she reaches age 7 herself, Sam's limitations start to become a problem at school; she's intentionally holding back to avoid looking smarter than him. The authorities take her away, and Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita Harrison 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
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Executive producers, Claire Rudnick Polstein, Michael DeLuca, David Scott Rubin ; producers, Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick ; writers, Kristine Johnson, Jessie Nelson ; director, Jessie Nelson
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rated PG-13
Language note
  • Closed-captioned
  • Includes subtitles in English
PerformerNote
Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianne Wiest, Dakota Fanning, Richard Schiff, Loretta Devine, Doug Hutchison, Laura Dern
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1957-
  • 1994-
  • 1959-
  • 1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nelson, Jessie
  • Penn, Sean
  • Pfeiffer, Michelle
  • Fanning, Dakota
  • Wiest, Dianne
  • Schiff, Richard
  • Devine, Loretta
  • Hutchison, Doug
  • Dern, Laura
  • Bedford Falls Company
  • New Line Cinema Corporation
  • Red Fish Blue Fish Films (Firm)
  • New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
132
Series statement
New Line platinum series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Videodiscs for the hearing impaired
  • 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 in association with "Sam" Productions Gmbh & Co. KG, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 2001 motion picture
  • Special features: Filmmaker commentary with director/co-screenwriter Jessie Nelson ; Original documentary "Becoming Sam" ; Deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary ; Theatrical press kit ; Trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm49231600
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (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) ADC-1893
System details
DVD
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
I am Sam, New Line Cinema presents a Bedford Falls Company/Red Fish Blue Fish Films production in association with "Sam" Productions Gmbh & Co. KG, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 2001 motion picture
  • Special features: Filmmaker commentary with director/co-screenwriter Jessie Nelson ; Original documentary "Becoming Sam" ; Deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary ; Theatrical press kit ; Trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm49231600
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (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) ADC-1893
System details
DVD
Video recording format
laserdisc

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