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The Resource I am Sam, New Line Cinema presents ; directed by Jessie Nelson ; written by Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; produced by Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick. ; in association with "Sam" productions GMBH & Co. Kg ; a Bedford Falls company, Red Fish Blue Fish films production, (DVD.)

I am Sam, New Line Cinema presents ; directed by Jessie Nelson ; written by Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; produced by Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick. ; in association with "Sam" productions GMBH & Co. Kg ; a Bedford Falls company, Red Fish Blue Fish films production, (DVD.)

Label
I am Sam
Title
I am Sam
Statement of responsibility
New Line Cinema presents ; directed by Jessie Nelson ; written by Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; produced by Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick. ; in association with "Sam" productions GMBH & Co. Kg ; a Bedford Falls company, Red Fish Blue Fish films production
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Elliot Davis ; editor, Richard Chew ; music, John Powel
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for language
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles; Closed-captioned
LC call number
HV1553
LC item number
.I3 2002
PerformerNote
Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianne Wiest, Dakota Fanning
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1957-
  • 1994-
  • 1948-
  • 1940-
  • 1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nelson, Jessie
  • Solomon, Richard
  • Zwick, Edward
  • Herskovitz, Marshall
  • Johnson, Kristine
  • Penn, Sean
  • Pfeiffer, Michelle
  • Wiest, Dianne
  • Fanning, Dakota
  • Davis, Elliot
  • Chew, Richard
  • Powell, John
  • New Line Cinema Corporation
  • Bedford Falls Company
  • Red Fish, Blue Fish Films (Firm)
  • New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
132
Series statement
New Line platinum series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Custody of children
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
I am Sam, New Line Cinema presents ; directed by Jessie Nelson ; written by Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; produced by Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick. ; in association with "Sam" productions GMBH & Co. Kg ; a Bedford Falls company, Red Fish Blue Fish films production, (DVD.)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001
  • Special feature: All Access Pass: Filmmaker commentary featuring director/co-screenwriter Jessie Nelson; Original documentary: Becoming Sam (42:30) ; Deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary; Theatrical press kit; trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Feature: Widescreen version of the film; 5.1 dolby digital; DTS surround sound; English subtitles and closed captions. All Access Pass: Filmmaker commentary featuring director/co-screenwriter Jessie Nelson; Oribinal documentary: Becoming Sam; Deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary; Theatricla trailer; Theatrical press kit. DVD-ROM content: Script-to-screen; Link to original website; Hot spot
Control code
ocm49231600
Dimensions
4 3/4 in..
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 132 min.)
Governing access note
Video version restricted to private home use or face-to-face teaching activities in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction at Union College. Other restrictions may also apply. Any other use without a license is in violation of copyright law
Isbn
9780780638150
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 794043553721
  • 794043553721
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
N5537
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)49231600
System details
DVD, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 surround sound and stereo surround sound
Video recording format
DVD
Label
I am Sam, New Line Cinema presents ; directed by Jessie Nelson ; written by Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; produced by Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick. ; in association with "Sam" productions GMBH & Co. Kg ; a Bedford Falls company, Red Fish Blue Fish films production, (DVD.)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001
  • Special feature: All Access Pass: Filmmaker commentary featuring director/co-screenwriter Jessie Nelson; Original documentary: Becoming Sam (42:30) ; Deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary; Theatrical press kit; trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Feature: Widescreen version of the film; 5.1 dolby digital; DTS surround sound; English subtitles and closed captions. All Access Pass: Filmmaker commentary featuring director/co-screenwriter Jessie Nelson; Oribinal documentary: Becoming Sam; Deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary; Theatricla trailer; Theatrical press kit. DVD-ROM content: Script-to-screen; Link to original website; Hot spot
Control code
ocm49231600
Dimensions
4 3/4 in..
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 132 min.)
Governing access note
Video version restricted to private home use or face-to-face teaching activities in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction at Union College. Other restrictions may also apply. Any other use without a license is in violation of copyright law
Isbn
9780780638150
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 794043553721
  • 794043553721
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
N5537
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)49231600
System details
DVD, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 surround sound and stereo surround sound
Video recording format
DVD

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