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The pursuit of happyness

Author: Todd BlackSteve ConradGabriele MuccinoWill SmithJaden Smith; et al; All authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Full screen edView all editions and formats
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In 1981, Chris Gardner was a struggling salesman. His wife worked double shifts to support the family including their young son, Christopher. In the face of this difficult life, Chris has the desperate inspiration to try for a stockbroker internship where one in twenty has a chance of a lucrative full time career. Even when his wife leaves him because of this choice, Chris clings to this dream. The odds become more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Black; Steve Conrad; Gabriele Muccino; Will Smith; Jaden Smith; Thandie Newton; Overbrook Entertainment (Firm); Escape Artists (Firm); Columbia Pictures Corporation.; Relativity Media.; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm); et al
ISBN: 9781424851492 1424851491 9781424817481 142481748X
OCLC Number: 77553856
Language Note: In English or dubbed into French with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Credits: Director of photography, Phedon Papamichael ; production designer, J. Michael Riva ; music, Andrea Guerra.
Cast: Will Smith, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Dan Castellaneta, Kurt Fuller, Takayo Fischer.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; code 1 ; Dolby digital 5.1.
Responsibility: Overbrook Entertainment ; Escape Artists ; Columbia Pictures Corporation ; Relativity Media ; produced by Todd Black ... [et al.] ; written by Steven Conrad ; directed by Gabriele Muccino.

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In 1981, Chris Gardner was a struggling salesman. His wife worked double shifts to support the family including their young son, Christopher. In the face of this difficult life, Chris has the desperate inspiration to try for a stockbroker internship where one in twenty has a chance of a lucrative full time career. Even when his wife leaves him because of this choice, Chris clings to this dream. The odds become more daunting by the day. Together, father and son struggle through homelessness, jail time, tax seizure and the overall punishing despair in a quest that would make Gardner a respected millionaire.

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