|aI am Sam|h[videorecording-DVD]/|cAvery Pix ; Bedford Falls Productions ; New Line Cinema ; Red Fish Blue Fish Films ; producers, Marshall Herskovitz, Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Edward Zwick ; writers, Kristine Johnson & Jessie Nelson ; director, Jessie Nelson.
|a[United States] : |b New Line Home Entertainment,|c2001.
|aFeature: Widescreen version; 5.1 Dolby Digital; DTS surround sound; stereo surround sound; English subtitles and closed captions.
|aNew line platinum series
|aInformation from pre-release promotional materials; release date: June 18, 2002.
|aOriginally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
|aCinematography, Elliot Davis ; editor, Richard Chew ; music, John Powell.
|aSean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning.
|aSam 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.