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The pursuit of happyness

Author: Todd BlackJason BlumenthalSteve TischJames LassiterWill SmithAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : English : [Blu-ray version]View all editions and formats
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Chris Gardner is a San Francisco salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his 5-year-old son. When his girlfriend Linda walks out, Chris is left to raise Christopher on his own. Chris' determination finally pays off when he lands an unpaid internship in a brutally competitive stockbroker-training program, where only one in twenty interns will make the cut. But without a salary, Chris and his son are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biographical
Family
Fiction films
Drama
Teatro
Named Person: Chris Gardner; Chris Gardner
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Black; Jason Blumenthal; Steve Tisch; James Lassiter; Will Smith; Steve Conrad; Gabriele Muccino; Thandie Newton; Jaden Smith; Columbia Pictures Corporation.; Relativity Media.; Overbrook Entertainment (Firm); Escape Artists (Firm); Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1424846285 9781424846283
OCLC Number: 173492845
Language Note: English (PCM 5.1), dubbed French (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Father and son: on screen and off; "I can" song; making Pursuit: an Italian take on the American dream; the man behind the movie: a conversation with Chris Gardner; inside the Rubik's Cube; director's commentary by Gabriele Muccino.
Credits: Director of photography, Phedon Papamichael ; editor, Hughes Winborne ; music, Andrea Guerra ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, J. Michael Riva.
Cast: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for some language.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Blu-ray disc, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; PCM 5.1 (uncompressed) surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 1920 x 1080p High Definition.; This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
Other Titles: Pursuit of happyness (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media, an Overbrook Entertainment, Escape Artists production, a film by Gabriele Muccino ; produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, James Lassiter, Will Smith ; written by Steven Conrad ; directed by Gabriele Muccino.

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Chris Gardner is a San Francisco salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his 5-year-old son. When his girlfriend Linda walks out, Chris is left to raise Christopher on his own. Chris' determination finally pays off when he lands an unpaid internship in a brutally competitive stockbroker-training program, where only one in twenty interns will make the cut. But without a salary, Chris and his son are evicted from their apartment and are forced to sleep on the streets, in homeless shelters and even behind the locked doors of a metro station bathroom. With self-confidence and the love and trust of his son, Chris Gardner rises above his obstacles to become a Wall Street legend.

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