I Am Sam
I Am Sam
Directed By Jessie Nelson
Written By Kristine Johnson, Jessie Nelson
Cast Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest
Produced By Richard Solomon, Jessie Nelson, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick
Film Editing By Richard Chew
Cinematography By Elliot Davis
Music By John Powell

The Bedford Falls Company


United States



Release Date

December 28, 2001


134 Minutes

Rating PG-13
Distributed By

New Line Cinema

Budget $46,000,000
Gross $97,818,139



  • Sean Penn as Samuel John "Sam" Dawson
  • Michelle Pfeiffer as Rita Harrison Williams
  • Dakota Fanning as Lucy Diamond Dawson
  • Dianne Wiest as Annie Cassell
  • Loretta Devine as Margaret Calgrove
  • Richard Schiff as Mr. Turner
  • Laura Dern as Randy Carpenter
  • Marin Hinkle as Patricia
  • Brad Silverman as Brad
  • Joseph Rosenberg as Joe
  • Stanley DeSantis as Robert
  • Doug Hutchison as Ifty
  • Rosalind Chao as Lily
  • Ken Jenkins as Judge Philip McNeily
  • Wendy Phillips as Miss Wright
  • Scott Paulin as Duncan Rhodes
  • Kimberly Scott as Gertie
  • Michael B. Silver as Dr. Jaslow
  • Eileen Ryan as Estelle Dawson
  • Mary Steenburgen as Dr. Blake
  • Elle Fanning as Lucy (aged 2)



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