The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

Director: Robert Mulligan Cast: Ted Beniades, Charles Durning, Rue McClanahan

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William Popper (Michael Sarrazin) is the son of a stockbroker and is thoroughly disenchanted with "the system." So much so that even though he can prove that he ran over a woman in his car entirely by accident, he accepts a sentence for manslaughter. His participation in some prison violence motivates him to attempt to escape, though he has only a week to go on his sentence. Having escaped, he and his old girlfriend (Barbara Hershey) make a run for Canada. The story is adapted from the novel The Pursuit of Happiness by Thomas Rogers. As William's starchy grandmother, Ruth White, notable for her work in To Kill a Mockingbird and Midnight Cowboy makes her last film appearance.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/08/2009
UPC: 0043396316331
Original Release: 1970
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:33:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ted Beniades Traffic Cop
Charles Durning 2nd Guard
Rue McClanahan Mrs. O'Mara
Tom Rosqui Defense Attorney Keller
Ed Setrakian Policeman
Michael Sarrazin William Popper
Barbara Hershey Jane Kauffman
Ruth White Mrs. Popper
Jack Somack Judge Palumbo
Ed Kovens 1st Guard
Albert Henderson McArdle
Gilbert Lewis Convict
Arthur Hill John Popper
E.G. Marshall Daniel Lawrence
Sada Thompson Ruth Lawrence
Barnard Hughes Judge Vogel
Peter White Terence Lawrence
William Devane Pilot
Ralph Waite Detective
Joseph Attles Holmes
Beulah Garrick Josephine
Robert Klein Melvin Lasher
David F. Doyle James Moran
Randy Newman Singer

Technical Credits
Robert Mulligan Director
Folmar Blangsted Editor
Jon Boothe Screenwriter
Dave Grusin Score Composer
George Jenkins Art Director
Richard C. Kratina Cinematographer
Robert Laden Makeup
Dennis L. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
Randy Newman Songwriter
Arthur Piantadosi Sound/Sound Designer
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Ben Rutter Set Decoration/Design
Peter R. Scoppa Asst. Director
Alan Shayne Associate Producer
George L. Sherman Screenwriter
David Susskind Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Pursuit of Happiness
1. Chapter 1 [8:27]
2. Chapter 2 [7:13]
3. Chapter 3 [8:43]
4. Chapter 4 [7:33]
5. Chapter 5 [8:41]
6. Chapter 6 [7:03]
7. Chapter 7 [7:45]
8. Chapter 8 [7:16]
9. Chapter 9 [8:02]
10. Chapter 10 [8:34]
11. Chapter 11 [5:58]
12. Chapter 12 [7:36]

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