I Am Sam (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Drama

I Am Sam (2001) Poster

A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold hearted lawyer the value of love and family.



  • Sean Penn and Dakota Fanning in I Am Sam (2001)
  • Loretta Devine and Richard Schiff in I Am Sam (2001)
  • Sean Penn in I Am Sam (2001)
  • Loretta Devine in I Am Sam (2001)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer and Sean Penn in I Am Sam (2001)
  • Sean Penn and Dakota Fanning in I Am Sam (2001)

See all photos

Did You Know?


Michelle Pfeiffer took on the female lead because she was friends with the film's writer and director, Jessie Nelson, who had co-written the screenplay to the actress' earlier film, The Story of Us (1999), and because she wanted the chance to work with Sean Penn.


Lucy: Why are men bald?
Sam: Sometimes they're bald because their head is shiny and they don't have hair on it. So their head is just more of their face.


When Annie is teaching Sam when to feed Lucy and they are talking about what "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is about, Annie says "But John Lennon said, it was about a friend of his son Julian Lennon's from school - Lucy O'Connell". The real girl's name was "Lucy O'Donnell".

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Zach Braff tackles acting and directing on his new show "Alex, Inc.," and we take a look at the 15 most bingeable TV shows of all time.

Watch the show

Featured on IMDb

Dive deep into everything about horror films, superhero movies and TV series, IMDb Picks, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet