5.7/10
2,277
56 user 10 critic

Good Sam (2019)

TV-PG | | Comedy | 16 May 2019 (USA)
Trailer
1:56 | Trailer
When a mysterious good samaritan leaves $100,000 cash on seemingly random doorsteps, New York City news reporter Kate Bradley sets out to discover the true identity and motive of "Good Sam."

Director:

Kate Melville

Writers:

Dete Meserve (based on the novel by), Teena Booth | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tiya Sircar ... Kate Bradley
Chad Connell ... Eric Hayes
Marco Grazzini ... Jack Hansen
Jesse Camacho ... Josh
Mark Camacho ... David Dyal
Elana Dunkelman ... Lauren
Kelly Hope Taylor ... Susan Andrews
Kenny Wong ... Ed
Daniela Sandiford ... Alex
Christina Tannous Christina Tannous ... Christina Gomez
Ivan Smith ... Senator Ashok Bradley
Stefanie Nakamura ... Channel 9 Reporter (as Stephanie Nakamura)
Scott Humphrey ... Channel 3 Reporter
Jodie Resther ... Faith Haywood (as Jodie Lynn Resther)
Vince Benvenuto ... Jesse Durham
Edit

Storyline

When intrepid New York City TV news reporter Kate Bradley (Tiya Sircar) is assigned a story about a mysterious good samaritan who keeps leaving $100,000 cash gifts on citizens' doorsteps around the city, she's sure there's a catch. Kate sets out to identify the anonymous Good Samaritan, aka "Good Sam," and their true motives. As news of Good Sam sweeps across the country and the pressure mounts to uncover the truth, Kate's drawn down a surprising path that flips both her career and personal life upside down. As Kate unravels the surprising reasons behind the mysterious cash gifts, she opens her heart to a new love and the hope that selfless good is all around. Written by Netflix

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

netflix | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Follow the Mystery. Discover a Miracle.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

David (Mark Camacho) and Josh (Jesse Camacho) are father and son. See more »

Goofs

29 minutes into the film, the New York City skyline as seen from Sheep Meadow is shown, but the image is backwards. At the end of the film, the skyline is shown again, but the image has been modified with some buildings removed and others added. These errors are apparently the result of these scenes not actually being filmed in New York and the skyline being added by an artist after filming. See more »

Soundtracks

Old Faithful
Written by Olly Guy
Performed by Giyo
Courtesy of Olly Guy
See more »

User Reviews

 
Some wham and a little bam
5 September 2019 | by jimmy-53429See all my reviews

You could be forgiven for thinking there are mainly only 2 camps of reviewers for "Good Sam"..... That is, the haters giving it 1 star, and the others who loved it, giving it 10.

Ok, it was predictable. It wasnt hard to pick who the two main (supposedly mystery) characters were as soon as they appeared.

Yes, the story is typical American style contrivement, but at least it has a positive vibe.

True, the sorts of events depicted here are never likely to transpire in the real world, so im guessing therein lies the main beef of the haters who judge this as "fairy-land" stuff. They have a point.

All those things aside, it was a long film, which at no stage was I tempted to bail out in.

For me, cannot hate on a film that (sort of) promotes human kindness, even if it is wild fiction.

We can live in hope that these Good Sams may exist in some alternate reality.

So yes, you can always find something positive to say about a flick like this.

Being a hater 100% probably shows more what kind of person you really are.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 56 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Sam See more »

Filming Locations:

Quebec, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed