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Title 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.

Imprint Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Grandview Library DVD    PUR    Available
Edition Full screen ed.
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on the book by Chris Gardner.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Making pursuit: an Italian take on the American dream; Father and son: on screen and off; The man behind the movie: a conversation with Chris Gardner; Inside the Rubik's® Cube; "I can" song; director's commentary by Gabrielle Muccino.
Credits Director of photography, Phedon Papamichael ; editor, Hughes Winborne ; music, Andrea Guerra.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for some language.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Gardner, Chris (Chris P.) -- Drama.
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.
Genre/Form Biographical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Black, Todd.
Conrad, Steve.
Muccino, Gabriele.
Smith, Will, 1968-
Smith, Jaden, 1998-
Newton, Thandie, 1972-
Howe, Brian.
Karen, James, 1923-
Castellaneta, Dan.
Fuller, Kurt, 1953-
Fischer, Takayo.
Gardner, Chris (Chris P.) Pursuit of happyness.
Overbrook Entertainment (Firm)
Escape Artists (Firm)
Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Relativity Media.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 9781424851492
Standard No. 043396184879
Music No. 18487 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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