I Am Sam is the story of Sam Dawson, a man with the mental capacity of a 7 year old. Sam works at a Starbucks and is obsessed with The...

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I Am Sam is the story of Sam Dawson, a man with the mental capacity of a 7 year old. Sam works at a Starbucks and is obsessed with The Beatles. After Sam has a child with a homeless woman, she abandons Sam with the girl who he names Lucy Diamond. Once Lucy reaches seven, she initially gets herself held back to avoid looking smarter than her father. The authorities take Lucy away and Sam gets high priced Rita Harrison to take his case pro bono to fight for his custody.

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I Am Sam Quotes

Sam: Yeah, but I tried, I tried hard.
Rita: Try harder!
Sam: Yeah, but you don't know, you don't know!
Rita: I don't know WHAT?
Sam: Yeah, 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!
Rita: Oh, is that right?
Sam: People like you don't know...
Rita: People like me?
Sam: 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!

Sam, I can go at least another nine rounds, but you got to let me in.

Rita

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