“I Am Sam” quotes(2001)
Plot – This is the story of Sam Dawson, a mentally retarded father raising his daughter Lucy together with an extraordinary group of friends. The trouble begins when Lucy turns seven and develops intellectual abilities superior to those of her father. Their special bond is threatened by a social worker who wants to give Lucy to a more suitable foster family. Facing a lost cause, Sam decides to start a fight against the system and against what he considers an incomprehensible injustice. His unlikely ally is Rita Harrison, a skilled, super efficient and perfectionist lawyer who initially accepts the case as a challenge to her colleagues. At first glance, Sam and Rita do not seem to have anything in common, but as a matter of fact there are subtle similarities between the two. Sam's compulsive nature mirrors Rita's obsessive, although more tolerable nature. Her obsessive need for perfection and success has deteriorated her relationship with her son and has slowly destroyed her sensitivity.
All actors – Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest, Loretta Devine, Richard Schiff, Laura Dern, Brad Silverman, Joseph Rosenberg, Stanley DeSantis, Doug Hutchison, Rosalind Chao, Ken Jenkins, Wendy Phillips, Mason Lucero, Scott Paulin, Bobby Cooper, Kit McDonough, Kimberly Scott, Michael B. Silver, Caroline Keenan, Eileen Ryan, Mary Steenburgen, Marin Hinkle, Chase MacKenzie Bebak, Rafer Weigel, Emiko Parise, Pamela Dunlap, Brent Spiner, David Nathan Schwartz, Kathleen Robertson, Karen Bankhead, Janet Adderley, Katie McGloin, Steven Maines, Dennis Fanning, David Poynter, R.D. Call, John Paizis, Russ Fega, Erinn Goletz, Julie Claire, Marnie Martin, Tony Abatemarco, Will Wallace, Scott Weintraub, Nicholas Mele, Brian Bialick, Molly Gordon, Nora Kroopf, Allison Thormahlen, Jillian Thormahlen, Ryan Williams, Felicity Ann Forbes, Makindra Sherry Forbes, Elle Fanning, Amanda Lehaf, , Greg Bronson, Roma Maffia, Michael McElroy, Clara Soyoungshow all
“I Am Sam” Quotes 13 quotes
“People like you don't know what is like to get hurted. Because you don't have feelings. People like you don't feel anything!”
“I worry if they take Lucy away from her father they will take away an enormous piece of her, and I worry that she will spend the rest of her life trying to fill that hole.”
“You don't know what is like when you try, and you try, and you try, and you try, and you don't ever get there! Because you were born perfect and I was born like this, and you're perfect!”
Remember when Paul McCartney wrote the song "Michelle" and then he only wrote the first part, Annie said. And then he gave that part to John Lennon, and he wrote the part that said, "I love you, I love you, I love you." And Annie said that it wouldn't have been the same song without that... and that's why the whole world cried when the Beatles... (continue)(continue reading)
“Daddy, did God made for you to be like this or was it an accident?”
“Can you grasp the concept of manipulating the truth... not lying, just a little tweak here and there?”
“You're going a little faster than everybody else. I was wondering if you noticed that.”
“- Sam Dawson: You've grown.
- Lucy: Have I?
- Sam Dawson: Yeah, 'cause your ears are bigger and your eyes are older.”
“Objection! Motion to strike that from the record. It's clear that one's intellectual capacity has no bearing on their ability to love.”
“- Lucy: Why are men bald?
- Sam Dawson: Sometimes they're bald because their head is shiny and they don't have hair on it. So their head is just more of their face.”