I am Sam

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[Burbank, Calif.] : New Line Home Entertainment, [2002].
Widescreen [ed.].
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1 videodisc (approximately 132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 
MPAA rating: PG-13; for language.
Adult DVDs (1st floor Audio/Video)
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General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
General Note
Aspect ratio 1.85:1.
General Note
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 -- DVD-ROM content: Script-to-screen; Link to original website; Hot spot.
Restrictions on Access
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.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Elliot Davis ; editor, Richard Chew ; music, John Powel.
Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianne Wiest, Dakota Fanning.
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for language.
System Details
DVD, region1, NTSC, widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 surround sound, Dolby digital stereo surround sound.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Public performance rights included.,CaOKQ
In English with optional English subtitles; Closed-captioned.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Nelson, J., Solomon, R., Zwick, E., Herskovitz, M., Johnson, K., Penn, S., Pfeiffer, M., Wiest, D., Fanning, D., Davis, E., Chew, R., & Powell, J. (2002). I am Sam (Widescreen [ed.].). New Line Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jessie. Nelson et al.. 2002. I Am Sam. [Burbank, Calif.]: New Line Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jessie. Nelson et al.. I Am Sam [Burbank, Calif.]: New Line Home Entertainment, 2002.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Nelson, Jessie., et al. I Am Sam Widescreen [ed.]., New Line Home Entertainment, 2002.

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