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I Am Sam (3-Dec-2001)

Director: Jessie Nelson

Writers: Kristine Johnson; Jessie Nelson

Keywords: Drama, Retards, Starbucks

A developmentally-disabled man embarks on an emotional legal battle to gain custody of his seven-year old daughter.

ABSTRACT
Sam Dawson is a developmentally-disabled middle-aged man and Starbucks employee, possessing the mental capacity of a seven-year old and spending his days obsessed with the Beatles. A daughter named "Lucy Diamond" by way of a homeless woman is raised in Sam's care thanks to the absence of her mother, only to be taken away by authorities at age seven when his disability is deemed a hazard; to that end, Sam convinces turbocharged lawyer Rita Harrison to take his case pro bono, setting out on a melodramatic journey sure to affect the hearts of those closest to him.

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Rosalind Chao
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Laura Dern
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10-Feb-1967   Blue Velvet
Loretta Devine
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21-Aug-1949   Marla Hendricks on Boston Public
Dakota Fanning
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23-Feb-1994   Uptown Girls
Elle Fanning
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9-Apr-1998   Actress/sister of Dakota
Marin Hinkle
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23-Mar-1966   Judy Brooks on Once and Again
Doug Hutchison
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26-May-1960   The Green Mile
Ken Jenkins
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28-Aug-1940   Dr. Bob Kelso on Scrubs
Sean Penn
Actor
17-Aug-1960   Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Michelle Pfeiffer
Actor
29-Apr-1958   The Witches of Eastwick
Kathleen Robertson
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8-Jul-1973   Clare Arnold on Beverly Hills 90210
Eileen Ryan
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16-Oct-1928   Matriarch of the Penn family
Richard Schiff
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27-May-1955   The West Wing
Brent Spiner
Actor
2-Feb-1949   Data on Star Trek: TNG
Mary Steenburgen
Actor
8-Feb-1953   Goin' South
Dianne Wiest
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28-Mar-1948   Footloose

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