The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness

Will Smith
Director: Gabriele Muccino Cast: Will Smith
Will Smith
, Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith
, Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton
Gabriele Muccino

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Overview

The rousing, true-life story of a single dad who went from living on the streets to owning his own brokerage firm is brought to the big screen by superstar Will Smith, appearing for the first time opposite his real-life son Jaden Smith. Set in early-'80s San Francisco, the film charts the hard times and eventual comeback of Chris Gardner, a suddenly single salesman who has custody of his son, but finds that providing for the two of them is a challenge in the increasingly unstable economic climate. He struggles to work his way from unpaid intern at Dean Witter to something more substantial, even as life continues to offer him setbacks. Making his Hollywood debut, Italian director Gabriele Muccino was championed by Will Smith for the project.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/27/2007
UPC: 0043396150850
Original Release: 2006
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 3,678

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 Gabriele Muccino

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Will Smith Chris Gardner
Jaden Smith Christopher
Thandie Newton Linda
Brian Howe Jay Twistle
James Karen Martin Frohm
Dan Castellaneta Alan Frakesh
Kurt Fuller Walter Ribbon
Takayo Fischer Mrs. Chu
Kevin West World's Greatest dad
George Cheung Chinese Maintenance Worker
Michael Silverman Doctor at First Hospital David
Domenic Bove Tim Ribbon
Geoff Callan Ferrari, Owner
Raven Joyful Hippie Girl
Scott Klace Tim Brophy
Rashida Clendening Bus Driver
Eric Schniewind Dotors
Peter Fitzsimmons Doctors
Maurice Sherbanee Roy the Old Neighbor
Zuhair Haddad Cab Driver
Victor Raider-Wexler Landlord
Mark Christopher Lawrence Wayne
Darryl Fong Policeman
George Maguire Police Clerk
Joseph A. Nuñez Driver Who Hits Chris
Adam Del Rio Shoe-Spotting Intern
Rocky LaRochelle Motel Manager
Erin Cahill Dean Witter Receptionist
Rueben Grundy Businessman
Ming Lo Young Executives
John Kovacevich Young Executives
Bonnie Akimoto Doctor's Receptionist
Stu Klitsner Dr. Strauk
Esther Scott Shelter Workers
Tina D'Elia Shelter Workers
Cecil Williams Reverend Williams
David Fine Big Guy Rodney
George Moffatt Homeless Guy In Line
Amir Talai Clerk
Mike Garibaldi Paul
Jason Frazier Young Man - Bus Fight
Kevin Crook Smug Intern
David Haines Other Young Executive
Jim Finnerty News Reporter
Abigail van Alyn Ribbon's Receptionist
Bob Greene Doctor at Oakland Memorial Hospital
Robert Anthony Peters Glide Shelter Worker
Terri Orth-Pallavicini Secretary
John Robb Homeless Guys
Daniel Wilder Homeless Guys
Cathy Fithian Policewoman
Keith Stevenson Indian Grocery Clerk
Jeff Applebaum Dean Witter Employee
Victor Hoagland Ribbon's Associates
Richard Bischoff Ribbon's Associates
Edward Donlin Dr. Don Florio
Larry Hunt Bucket Man
Rose Aispuro Blood Center Clerk
Arbin C. Kumar Check Cashing Clerk
Glide Ensemble Glide Singers
Jerry Edwards McLilly Smiley
Shareef Allman Prisoner
Jeffrey Moon Pizza Dad
Peaches Hutchinson Pizza Mom
Brandon Dadwiler Pizza Son
Tateanna Wheeler-Lezine Pizza Daughter
Karen Kahn Professional Woman
Blake Neely Conductor

Technical Credits
Gabriele Muccino Director
David Alper Executive Producer
Yvonne Bastidos Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael J. Becker Costumes/Costume Designer
Todd Black Producer
Jason Blumenthal Producer
Christopher Bruce Songwriter
Willie D. Burton Sound/Sound Designer
Denise Chamian Casting
Denise Chapman Casting
Mark Clayman Executive Producer
Debra Coleman Makeup
Steven Conrad Screenwriter
Louis D'Esposito Executive Producer
Sharen Davis Costumes/Costume Designer
Gretchen Davis Makeup
Kirk R. Gardner Camera Operator
Christopher P. Gardner Associate Producer
Andrea Guerra Score Composer
Nina Henninger Casting
Matthew Heron Special Effects Supervisor
Noelle King Set Decoration/Design
David F. Klassen Art Director
James Lassiter Producer
Robert Mata Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeff Mosley Stunts
Judy Murdock Makeup
Chad Owens Set Decoration/Design
Phedon Papamichael Cinematographer
Goran Pavicevic Camera Operator
J. Michael Riva Production Designer
Randolph Le Roi Stunts
Seal Songwriter
Will Smith Producer
Steve Tisch Producer
Michael Viglietta Asst. Director
Valerie White Costumes/Costume Designer
Hughes Winborne Editor
Lars P. Winther Asst. Director
Teddy Zee Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Pursuit of Happyness
1. One Day at a Time [5:07]
2. Riding the Bus [4:12]
3. Two Questions [3:14]
4. Being Stupid [6:21]
5. Making Contacts [3:27]
6. Birthday Wishes [1:56]
7. Ride Share [3:47]
8. Cab Fare [5:23]
9. Go Get Happy [4:41]
10. Parking Tickets [3:02]
11. Big Interview [4:28]
12. Second Thought [2:28]
13. Linda Is Leaving [4:28]
14. Packing Up [3:04]
15. Taking Care [1:42]
16. Internship [4:45]
17. Beyond the Call [3:41]
18. Hot Lead [3:21]
19. Possibilities [5:29]
20. Paying Taxes [2:59]
21. The Time Machine [3:18]
22. Locked Out [2:25]
23. Safe Cave [1:00]
24. Four Spots Left [3:52]
25. Climbing Mountains [5:30]
26. Shining Light [7:21]
27. Change of Scenery [4:07]
28. Happyness [3:03]

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