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The Pursuit of happyness [videorecording] / Overbrook Entertainment ; Escape Artists ; Columbia Pictures Corporation ; Relativity Media ; produced by Todd Black ... [et al.] ; written by Steven Conrad ; directed by Gabriele Muccino.

Contributor(s): Black, Todd | Blumenthal, Jason | Lassiter, James | Smith, Will, 1968- | Tisch, Steve | Zee, Teddy | Smith, Jaden Christopher Syre | Newton, Thandie, 1972- | Howe, Brian | Karen, James, 1923- | Castellaneta, Dan | Fuller, Kurt, 1952- | Fischer, Takayo | Overbrook Entertainment (Firm) | Escape Artists (Firm) | Columbia Pictures Corporation | Relativity Media | Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Material type: FilmFilmLanguage: English, French Summary language: English, Spanish Original language: English Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007Edition: Full screen edDescription: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inISBN: 9781424851492; 1424851491Subject(s): Sales personnel -- United States -- Drama | Internship programs -- United States -- Drama | Stockbrokers -- United States -- Drama | Fathers and sons -- United States -- Drama | Dreams -- Drama | Despair -- Drama | Millionaires -- United States -- Drama | Vendedores -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro | Padre e hijo -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro | Sales personnel -- United States -- Drama | Internship programs -- United States -- Drama | Stockbrokers -- United States -- Drama | Father-son relationship -- United States -- Drama | Dreams -- Drama | Despair -- Drama | Millionaires -- United States -- DramaGenre/Form: Feature films. | Biographical films. | Melodrama. | Biographical -- Feature. | Melodrama -- Feature. | Feature films. | Biographical films. | Melodrama. | Videorecordings for the hearing impaired. | Videodiscs. | DVD-Video discs.DDC classification: 791.43/72 LOC classification: PN1995.9.B55 | P877858 2007
Production Credits: Director of photography, Phedon Papamichael ; editor, Hughes Winborne ; music, Andrea Guerra ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, J. Michael Riva.
Cast: Will Smith, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Dan Castellaneta, Kurt Fuller, Takayo Fischer.Summary: 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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Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.

Special features: Making pursuit; father and son; the man behind the movie; inside the Rubik's cube; "I can" song; director's commentary.

For private home use only.

Director of photography, Phedon Papamichael ; editor, Hughes Winborne ; music, Andrea Guerra ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, J. Michael Riva.

Will Smith, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Dan Castellaneta, Kurt Fuller, Takayo Fischer.

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.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for some language.

DVD; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation.

Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround) or French (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround)with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.

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