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The Resource I am Sam, 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

I am Sam, 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

Label
I am Sam
Title
I am Sam
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
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
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Elliot Davis; editor, Richard Chew; music, John Powell; director of photography, Elliot Davis
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1957-
  • 1994-
  • 1948-
  • 1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Herskovitz, Marshall
  • Johnson, Kristine
  • Nelson, Jessie
  • Penn, Sean
  • Pfeiffer, Michelle
  • Fanning, Dakota
  • Davis, Elliot
  • Chew, Richard
  • Powell, John
  • Bedford Falls Company
  • New Line Cinema Corporation
  • Red Fish, Blue Fish Films (Firm)
  • New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
134
Series statement
New Line platinum series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Custody of children
  • Feature films
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • DVD-Video discs
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
I am Sam, 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 134 min.)
Isbn
9780780638150
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794043553721
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
N5537
Sound
unknown sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • videodisc
  • optical disk
System control number
  • ocm49231600
  • 1051570
System details
  • 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
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
I am Sam, 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
Publication
Note
  • 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
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 134 min.)
Isbn
9780780638150
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794043553721
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
N5537
Sound
unknown sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • videodisc
  • optical disk
System control number
  • ocm49231600
  • 1051570
System details
  • 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
Video recording format
laserdisc

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