The pursuit of happyness

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Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures Industries, [2007].
Widescreen edition.
9781424817481, 142481748X
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (approximately 117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures Industries, [2007].
Widescreen edition.
9781424817481, 142481748X


General Note
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2006.
General Note
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.).
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Phedon Papamichael ; film editor, Hughes Winborne ; music by Andrea Guerra ; production designer, J. Michael Riva ; costume designer, Sharen Davis.
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).
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some language.
System Details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.40:1.
In English or French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish ; closed-captioned in English.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Black, T., Blumenthal, J., Tisch, S., Lassiter, J., Conrad, S., Muccino, G., Newton, T., Howe, B., Karen, J., Castellaneta, D., Fuller, K., Smith, J., Papamichael, P., Winborne, H., Guerra, A., Gardner, C., & Smith, W. (2007). The pursuit of happyness (Widescreen edition.). Columbia Pictures Industries.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Todd Black et al.. 2007. The Pursuit of Happyness. Columbia Pictures Industries.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Todd Black et al.. The Pursuit of Happyness Columbia Pictures Industries, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Black, Todd, et al. The Pursuit of Happyness Widescreen edition., Columbia Pictures Industries, 2007.

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