JOHNSON, KRISTINE & JESSIE NELSON I Am Sam (Originally Titled ÔSam I Am'). Screenplay by Kristine Johnson and Jessie Nelson
Los Angeles New Line Cinema 2000 / 2001
Original 112 page revised shooting script, dated December 20, 2000, with color rewrite pages dating from January 4, 2001 through January 30, 2001, for the film I Am Sam written by Kristine Johnson and Jessie Nelson, directed by Jessie Nelson, starring Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest, Loretta Devine, Richard Schiff, and Laura Dern. With an 8 page one-line shooting schedule dated February 6, 2001 and a one page production schedule. Bradbound. Fine copy. The film tells the story of a mentally retarded man named Sam (Penn) who fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter (Fanning), and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer (Pfeiffer) the value of love and family.