Released Date
December 28, 2001
Distributor
New Line Cinema
Genre
Drama
Rating
PG-13
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$40,311,852 + $57,506,287 = $97,818,139
23

Elle Fanning

as 2 year old Lucy

27

Dakota Fanning

as Lucy Diamond Dawson

63

Michelle Pfeiffer

as Rita Harrison Williams

72

Loretta Devine

as Margaret Calgrove

54

Laura Dern

as Randy Carpenter

61

Sean Penn

as Sam Dawson

73

Dianne Wiest

as Annie Cassell

55

Marin Hinkle

as Patricia

About I Am Sam

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.

About

Sam Dawson is a father with a developmental handicap, and he is fighting for the custody of his seven year-old daughter against a lawyer who wants to place his child in foster care. 

Trivia

Sean Penn was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Sam. The film is said to be the launching of Dakota Fanning's film career.