I Am Sam

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    Rita: I just don't know what to call you: retarded, mentally retarded, mentally handicapped, mentally disabled, intellectually handicapped, intellectually disabled, developmentally disabled...
    Sam: You can call me Sam.


    I Am Sam is a 2001 American drama film written and directed by Jessie Nelson, starring Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer. It's about a mentally handicapped man who fights for the custody of his seven-year-old daughter.

    For his role as Sam, Penn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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