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I Am Sam

28th December 2001
2h 12m
Jessie Nelson

I Am Sam is a 2001 Drama film released on 28th December; Jessie Nelson directed the film which stars Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Laura Dern. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $70,542,418 on its budget.


Although Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old, he has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam shames high-priced lawyer, Rita into taking his case pro bono and in turn teaches her the value of love and family.

Genres & Themes

Cast (40)

Sean Penn's profile Sean Penn
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Michelle Pfeiffer's profile Michelle Pfeiffer
Age at Filming ≈ 42
Laura Dern's profile Laura Dern
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Mary Steenburgen's profile Mary Steenburgen
Age at Filming ≈ 47
Elle Fanning's profile Elle Fanning
Age at Filming ≈ 2
Dianne Wiest's profile Dianne Wiest
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Loretta Devine's profile Loretta Devine
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Richard Schiff's profile Richard Schiff
Age at Filming ≈ 45
Dakota Fanning's profile Dakota Fanning
Age at Filming ≈ 6
Kathleen Robertson's profile Kathleen Robertson
Age at Filming ≈ 27
Rosalind Chao's profile Rosalind Chao
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Stanley DeSantis's profile Stanley DeSantis
Age at Filming ≈ 47
Kimberly Scott's profile Kimberly Scott
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Brent Spiner's profile Brent Spiner
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Ken Jenkins's profile Ken Jenkins
Age at Filming ≈ 60
Marin Hinkle's profile Marin Hinkle
Age at Filming ≈ 34
R.D. Call's profile R.D. Call
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Scott Paulin's profile Scott Paulin
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Doug Hutchison's profile Doug Hutchison
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Eileen Ryan's profile Eileen Ryan
Age at Filming ≈ 73
Pamela Dunlap's profile Pamela Dunlap
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Molly Gordon's profile Molly Gordon
Age at Filming ≈ 5
Michael B. Silver's profile Michael B. Silver
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Wendy Phillips
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Mason Lucero
Age at Filming ≈ 8
Bobby Cooper
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Rafer Weigel
Age at Filming ≈ 31

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Updated: 18th Jan 2024, 4:53pm. Data from JustWatch.

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I Am Sam Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

10% 0-12
3% 20-29
13% 30-39
23% 40-49
15% 50-59
3% 60-69
3% 70-79
33% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

48% Female
53% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Neutral/Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

I Am Sam FAQ

When was I Am Sam released?

I Am Sam was released 22 years ago, on Friday December 28th, 2001.

How much did I Am Sam cost to make?

The budget was $22,000,000.

How much money did I Am Sam make?

The worldwide revenue was $92,542,418.

Is I Am Sam on Netflix?

No, I Am Sam is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is I Am Sam on Amazon Prime?

No, I Am Sam is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is I Am Sam on Disney Plus?

No, I Am Sam is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States