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I Am Sam

I Am Sam

Love is all you need.
Dec 28, 2001 2h 12m
1745 votes


Although 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.

Title I Am Sam
Companies New Line Cinema
Countries United States of America
Keywords foster parents, pro bono, social services, coffee shop manager, pizza hut, children's book, locked door, mentally handicapped man, child custody, woman director