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Single father Penn has the mental capacity of a seven-year-old which makes authorities question his ability to raise young daughter Fanning. Pfeifer's the hard-edged lawyer who comes to his aid and becomes a better person for it. Overly sentimental and sweet, with not much new to offer except the obvious talent of Fanning.

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Available on Running time 93 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Single Parents, Dads, Mental Retardation, Law & Lawyers, Justice Prevails...?, Custody Battles
Jessie Nelson, Kristine Johnson
Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest, Loretta Devine, Richard Schiff, Laura Dern, Brad Allan Silverman, Stanley DeSantis, Doug Hutchison, Joseph Rosenberg, Mary Steenburgen
Elliot Davis
Jessie Nelson
John Powell
Douglas Axtell, Richard Chew, Erin Cochran, Suzie DeSanto, Aaron Osborne
Richard Soloman, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick, Jessie Nelson, Bedford Falls, Blue Fish Films Red Fish, New Line Cinema

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I Am Sam
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I had to watch this movie in school a number of years ago. I had never heard of it before then. It is an alright movie but it is kind of sad. Sam is mentally handicapped and he has a little girl that he gets to see every so often. He really wants to have her everyday to live with him, but no one thinks that he is capable of doing so. Throughout this movie, he fights to gain custody of his little girl. You might end up crying at some point in this movie so be prepared with some tissues.