I Am Sam 19 years old

love is all you need

I Am Sam

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.


Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer

Rita Harrison Williams

Elle Fanning
Elle Fanning

Lucy (2 Years Old)

Marin Hinkle
Marin Hinkle


Sean Penn
Sean Penn

Sam Dawson

Kathleen Robertson
Kathleen Robertson

Big Boy Waitress

All Cast

Name Character
Dakota Fanning She was 7, now 27 years old as Lucy Diamond Dawson
Russ Fega as Starbucks Angry Man
Michelle Pfeiffer She was 43, now 62 years old as Rita Harrison Williams
Dianne Wiest She was 53, now 72 years old as Annie Cassell
Kimberly Scott She was 40, now 59 years old as Gertie
Sean Penn He was 41, now 60 years old as Sam Dawson
Mary Steenburgen She was 48, now 68 years old as Dr. Blake
Stanley DeSantis He was 48, 52 years old when he died as Robert
Laura Dern She was 34, now 54 years old as Randy Carpenter
Doug Hutchison He was 41, now 60 years old as Ifty
Michael B. Silver He was 34, now 53 years old as Dr. Jaslow
Eileen Ryan She was 73, now 92 years old as Estelle Dawson
Elle Fanning She was 3, now 22 years old as Lucy (2 Years Old)
Loretta Devine She was 52, now 71 years old as Margaret Calgrove
Richard Schiff He was 46, now 65 years old as Mr. Turner
Kathleen Robertson She was 28, now 47 years old as Big Boy Waitress
Ken Jenkins He was 61, now 80 years old as Judge Philip McNeily
Scott Paulin He was 51, now 71 years old as Duncan Rhodes
R. D. Call He was 51, now 71 years old as Cop at Park
Wendy Phillips She was 49, now 69 years old as Miss Wright
Marin Hinkle She was 35, now 54 years old as Patricia
Rosalind Chao She was 44, now 63 years old as Lily
David Nathan Schwartz as Principal
Bobby Cooper He was 47, now 66 years old as George
Dennis Fanning as Vice Cop
Pamela Dunlap She was 59, now 79 years old as Grace
Kit McDonough as Ms. Davis
Mason Lucero as Conner Rhodes
Brent Spiner He was 52, now 72 years old as Shoe Saleman


Name Department
Michael De Luca as Executive Producer. He was 36 (now 55) years old Production
Elliot Davis as Director of Photography. He was 53 (now 72) years old Camera
Richard Solomon as Producer. He was 9 (now 28) years old Production
Douglas Axtell as Sound Mixer. Sound
Garrett Lewis as Set Decoration. He was 66 (77) years old when He died Art
Barbara A. Hall as Unit Production Manager. Production
Barbara A. Hall as Co-Producer. Production
Barbara Cohen as Casting. She was 69 (74) years old when She died Production
Aaron Osborne as Production Design. He was 54 (48) years old when He died Art
Erin Cochran as Art Direction. Art
Kristine Johnson as Screenplay. Kristine Johnson was 29 (now 48) years old Writing
Claire Rudnick Polstein as Executive Producer. Production
Joe Milner as Supervising Sound Editor. Sound
Russ Fega as Location Manager. Production
Richard Chew as Editor. He was 61 (now 80) years old Editing
John Powell as Original Music Composer. He was 38 (now 57) years old Sound
Jessie Nelson as Director. She was 48 (now 68) years old Directing
Jessie Nelson as Producer. She was 48 (now 68) years old Production
Jessie Nelson as Screenplay. She was 48 (now 68) years old Writing
Jennifer M. Gentile as Set Decoration. Art
Lorey Sebastian as Still Photographer. She was 57 (now 77) years old Camera
Susie DeSanto as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
I Am Sam poster
I Am Sam (19 years)

love is all you need

  • Release day: Friday, December 28, 2001
  • Runtime: 132 minutes
  • Budget: 22000000.00
  • Revenue: 92542418.00