The Pursuit of Happyness

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  • PG-13
Will Smith stars in this moving tale inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner, a San Francisco salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his 5-year-old son Christopher (Jaden Smith). When his girlfriend Linda (Thandie Newton) walks out,... read more
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Will Smith stars in this moving tale inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner, a San Francisco salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his 5-year-old son Christopher (Jaden Smith). When his girlfriend Linda (Thandie Newton) walks out, Chris is left to raise Christopher (Jaden Smith) on his own. Chris' determination finally pays off when he lands an unpaid internship in a brutally competitive stockbroker-training program, where only one in twenty interns will make the cut. But without a salary, Chris and his son are evicted from their apartment and are forced to sleep on the streets, in homeless shelters and even behind the locked doors of a metro station bathroom. With self-confidence and the love and trust of his son, Chris Gardner rises above his obstacles to become a Wall Street legend.

Original Release

12/15/2006

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Cast

Will Smith Chris Gardner
Jaden Smith Christopher (as Jaden Christopher Syre Smith)
Thandie Newton Linda
Brian Howe Jay Twistle
James Karen Martin Frohm
Kurt Fuller Walter Ribbon
Dan Castellaneta Alan Frakesh
Joe Nunez Driver Who Hits Chris
David Fine Big Guy Rodney
Takayo Fischer Mrs. Chu
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Gabriele Muccino

Writers

Steve Conrad

Cast

Will Smith Chris Gardner
Jaden Smith Christopher (as Jaden Christopher Syre Smith)
Thandie Newton Linda
Brian Howe Jay Twistle
James Karen Martin Frohm
Kurt Fuller Walter Ribbon
Dan Castellaneta Alan Frakesh
Joe Nunez Driver Who Hits Chris
David Fine Big Guy Rodney
Takayo Fischer Mrs. Chu
Kevin West World's Greatest Dad
George Cheung Chinese Maintenance Worker (as George K. Cheung)
Geoff Callan Ferrari Owner
Scott Klace Tim Brophy
Rashida Clendening Bus Driver
Peter Fitzsimmons Doctors
Maurice Sherbanee Roy The Old Neighbor
Zuhair Haddad Cab Driver
Victor Raider-Wexler Landlord
Mark Christopher Lawrence Wayne

Producers

David Alper Executive Producer
Todd Black Executive Producer
Louis D'Esposito Executive Producer
Chris Gardner Executive Producer
Mark Clayman Executive Producer
Teddy Zee Executive Producer
Steve Tisch Producer
Will Smith Producer
James Lassiter Producer
David Alper Producer
Jason Blumenthal Producer
Mark Clayman Producer
Teddy Zee Producer
Todd Black Producer
Chris Gardner Producer

Editors

Hughes Winborne

2007 Oscar Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
2007 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2007 Golden Globe Best Original Song - Motion Picture Nominated
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