Sam the Man

ISBN 13: 9780767066617

Sam the Man

9780767066617: Sam the Man

From celebrated producer-director Gary Winick (Tadpole, 13 Going on 30) comes the provocative romantic comedy SAM THE MAN, a compellingly believable, wryly funny tale about the complexities of dating and the contradictions of human nature.

Fisher Stevens (Uptown Girls, Hackers) stars as Sam Manning, a once-successful Manhattan writer who can't quite churn out his second novel. Floundering through day jobs he doesn't want and selling artwork off his walls to pay the rent, Sam compulsively wastes his creative energies by cheating on his photographer fiancée, Cass (played by Annabella Sciorra of Chasing Liberty and What Dreams May Come). As Sam's career and relationship choices become more irrational, his infidelities start to take control over his existence, but only a humbling dose of self-reflection can possibly steer him back towards a path of healthy living.

An inventively crafted and smartly observed film-fest favorite, SAM THE MAN features an all-star cast of New York actors, including Maria Bello, Rob Morrow, Ron Rifkin, Griffin Dunne, Luis Guzmán, and George Plimpton as himself.

Special Features

  • Commentary from Director Gary Winick and Fisher Stevens; SAM THE MAN Featurette; Outtakes; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection

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About the Director:

Gary Winick (March 31, 1961 February 27, 2011) was an American film director and producer who directed films such as Tadpole (2002) and 13 Going on 30 (2004). He also produced films including Pieces of April (2003) for which Patricia Clarkson was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and November (2004) through his New York City-based independent film production company InDigEnt (founded in 1999; stands for Independent Digital Entertainment). He won the 2003 Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for producing Personal Velocity.

Winick directed the live action remake of Charlotte's Web starring Dakota Fanning. It was released on December 15, 2006. His final films were Bride Wars and Letters to Juliet.

For his primary and high school education Winick attended Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in the New York City borough of Manhattan (where he was born), graduating in 1979. He is a 1984 graduate of Tufts University and went on to receive Master of Fine Arts degree from both theUniversity of Texas at Austin and the AFI Conservatory.

About the Actor:

Fisher Stevens (born November 27, 1963) is an American actor, director and producer. His most recent successes include the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for his film The Cove and 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature for his film Crazy Love.

Annabella Sciorra (born March 29, 1960) is an American film, television, and stage actress. Sciorra received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead for the 1989 film True Love, and came to widespread attention in her co-lead role in Spike Lee's 1991 film Jungle Fever. She starred in the 1992 thriller The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, and received critical acclaim for her work in Cop Land. She received an Emmy nomination for her role as Gloria Trillo in the HBO series The Sopranos.

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