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I am Sam [videorecording] : love is all you need / New Line Cinema presents ; in association with "Sam" productions GMBH & Co. Kg ; a Bedford Falls company, Red Fish Blue Fish films production ; produced by Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick ; written by Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; directed by Jessie Nelson.

Herskovitz, Marshall (Added Author). Johnson, Kristine (Added Author). Nelson, Jessie (Added Author). Penn, Sean, 1960- (Added Author). Pfeiffer, Michelle, 1957- (Added Author). Fanning, Dakota, 1994- (Added Author). Davis, Elliot (Added Author). Chew, Richard. (Added Author). Powell, John, 1963- (Added Author). Bedford Falls Company (Added Author). New Line Cinema Corporation. (Added Author). Red Fish, Blue Fish Films (Firm) (Added Author). New Line Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 12 of 12 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

Current holds

0 current holds with 12 total copies.

Summary:

Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks, is obsessed with the Beatles and has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them. As the daughter reaches age 7, Sam's limitations start to become a problem. When the authorities take his daughter away, Sam shames a high-priced lawyer 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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library DVD FIC I (Text) 33892005321154 Adult DVDs DVD None 04/09/2010 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780638158
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen version.
  • Publisher: [Calif.?] : New Line Home Entertainment, [2002]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Subtitle from disc surface.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Special features: audio commentary, original documentary: Becoming Sam (42:30), deleted/alternate scenes, theatrical press kit, trailer (2:25), DVD-ROM features.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Elliot Davis; editor, Richard Chew; music, John Powell; director of photography, Elliot Davis.
Participant or Performer Note:
Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning.
Summary, etc.:
Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks, is obsessed with the Beatles and has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them. As the daughter reaches age 7, Sam's limitations start to become a problem. When the authorities take his daughter away, Sam shames a high-priced lawyer 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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Also issued on VHS.
System Details Note:
DVD; 5.1 Dolby digital, DTS surround and stereo surround sound.
Requirements to access DVD-ROM features: PC with a DVD-ROM drive with a DVD decoder installed, Windows 95 or higher with Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher. Some of the DVD-ROM features may not work on a Macintosh. Internet access may be required for certain features.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
Subject: Families > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Custody of children > Drama.
People with mental disabilities > Drama.
Learning disabilities > Drama.
Bullying > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired

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