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The Pursuit of Happyness

PG-13

14 Dec 2006

1 hr 57 min

Drama

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Based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner, who has invested heavily in a device known as a "Bone Density scanner". However, the devices do not sell as they are just marginally better than the current technology at a much higher price. As Gardner tries to figure out how to sell them, his wife leaves him, he loses his house, his bank account, and credit cards. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner is now desperate to find a steady job; he takes on a job as a stockbroker, but before he can receive pay, he needs to go through 6 months of training, and to sell his devices.

Details

Status: Released
Country: USA
Languages: English, Cantonese
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 24 nominations.
Budget: $55M

Production

Steve Tisch (Producer)
David Alper (Executive Producer)
Will Smith (Producer)

Writing

(Screenplay)

Acting

Will Smith (as Chris Gardner)
Jaden Smith (as Christopher)
Thandie Newton (as Linda)
Brian Howe (as Jay Twistle)
James Karen (as Martin Frohm)
Kurt Fuller (as Walter Ribbon)
Dan Castellaneta (as Alan Frakesh)
Joe Nunez (as Driver Who Hits Chris)
Takayo Fischer (as Mrs. Chu)
Kevin West (as World's Greatest Dad)
George Cheung (as Chinese Maintenance Worker)
Geoff Callan (as Ferrari Owner)
Scott Klace (as Tim Brophy)
Rashida Clendening (as Bus Driver)
Peter Fitzsimmons (as Doctor)
Maurice Sherbanee (as Roy The Old Neighbor)
Zuhair Haddad (as Cab Driver)
Victor Raider-Wexler (as Landlord)
Mark Christopher Lawrence (as Wayne)
George Maguire (as Police Clerk)
Adam Del Rio (as Shoe-Spotting Intern)
Rueben Grundy (as Businessman)
Ming Lo (as Young Executive)
Stu Klitsner (as Dr. Strauk)
Esther Scott (as Shelter Worker)
Cecil Williams (as Reverend Williams)
Amir Talai (as Clerk)
Mike Garibaldi (as Paul)
Jason Frazier (as Young Man - Bus Fight)
David Haines (as Other Young Executive)
Bob Greene (as Doctor at Oakland Memorial Hospital)
Robert Anthony Peters (as Glide Shelter Worker)
Cathy Fithian (as Policewoman)
Keith Stevenson (as Indian Grocery Clerk)
Karen Kahn (as Professional Woman)
Phil Austin (as Stock Broker (uncredited))
Kenny Santiago Marrero (as Stock Broker (uncredited))
Rick Camp (as Bus Rider (uncredited))
Brad Carr (as Dean Witter Employee (uncredited))
Austin Scott (as Homeless Youth (uncredited))

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