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The pursuit of happyness   Cover Image DVD DVD

The pursuit of happyness / 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.

Summary

Summary:

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.

Item details

  • ISBN: 142481748X
  • ISBN: 9781424817481
  • ISBN: 1424851491
  • ISBN: 9781424851492
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
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.).
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Phedon Papamichael ; film editor, Hughes Winborne ; music by Andrea Guerra ; production designer, J. Michael Riva ; costume designer, Sharen Davis.
Participant or Performer Note:
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 Note:
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some language.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.40:1.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish ; closed-captioned in English.
Subject: Gardner, Chris (Chris P.) > Drama.
Gardner, Chris (Chris P.) > Interviews.
Single fathers > Drama.
Fathers and sons > United States > Drama.
Homelessness > Drama.
Internship programs > United States > Drama.
Dreams > Drama.
Despair > Drama.
Millionaires > United States > Drama.
Stockbrokers > United States > Drama.
Sales personnel > United States > Drama.
San Francisco (Calif.) > Drama.
Videodiscs.
Feature films.
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 > Drama.
Gardner, Chris (Chris P.)
Despair.
Dreams.
Fathers and sons.
Feature films.
Homelessness.
Internship programs.
Millionaires.
Sales personnel.
Single fathers.
Stockbrokers.
Videodiscs.
California > San Francisco.
United States.
Genre: Videodiscs.
DVD-Video discs.
Feature films.
Biographical films.
Melodrama.
Feature films.
Biographical films.
Fiction films
Melodrama.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Videodiscs.
DVD-Video discs.
Biographical > Feature.
Melodrama > Feature.
Biographical films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films
Films for the hearing impaired.
Interviews.
Melodrama.

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