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The pursuit of happyness

Author: Todd BlackJason BlumenthalSteve TischJames LassiterWill SmithAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures Industries : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen edView all editions and formats
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Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a single dad who has to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
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Named Person: Chris Gardner; 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; Brian Howe, (Actor); James Karen; Dan Castellaneta; Kurt Fuller; Jaden Smith; Phedon Papamichael; Hughes Winborne; Andrea Guerra; Chris Gardner; Columbia Pictures Industries.; Relativity Media.; Overbrook Entertainment (Firm); Escape Artists (Firm); Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 142481748X 9781424817481 1424851491 9781424851492
OCLC Number: 77553857
Language Note: In English or French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish ; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Commentary with director Gabriele Muccino [audio feature]; Making pursuit: an Italian take on the American dream [featurette] (18 min.); Father and son: on screen and off [featurette] (8 min.); The man behind the movie: a conversation with Chris Gardner [featurette] (13 min.); Inside the Rubik's® Cube [featurette] (7 min.); "I Can" musical performance [audio only]; previews (26 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Phedon Papamichael ; film editor, Hughes Winborne ; music by Andrea Guerra ; production designer, J. Michael Riva ; costume designer, Sharen Davis.
Cast: Will Smith (Chris Gardner), Thandie Newton (Linda), Brian Howe (Jay Twistle), James Karen (Martin Frohm), Dan Castellaneta (Alan Frakesh), Kurt Fuller (Walter Ribbon), Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (Christopher).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some language.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.40:1.
Contents: One day at a time --
Riding the bus --
Two questions --
Being stupid --
Making contacts --
Birthday wishes --
Ride share --
Cab fare --
Go get happy --
Parking tickets --
Big interview --
Second thought --
Linda is leaving --
Packing up --
Taking care --
Internship --
Beyond the call --
Hot lead --
Possibilities --
Paying taxes --
The time machine --
Locked out --
Safe cave --
Four spots left --
Climbing mountains --
Shining light --
Change of scenery --
Happyness.
Other Titles: Pursuit of happyness (Motion picture)
Pursuit of happiness
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents ; in association with Relativity Media ; an Overbrook Entertainment production ; an 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 an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a single dad who has to support and care for a young child. Impressing a Dean Witter higher-up by solving a Rubik's cube during a taxi ride, Chris gets a place in a stockbroker-training program. But internships don't pay, and there's no guarantee he'll be offered a job at the end of it. Against all odds, he pushes toward success, and eventually turns his life around.

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