The pursuit of happyness

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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. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi
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auth_author2 Black, Todd,, Black, Todd., Blumenthal, Jason,, Castellaneta, Dan,, Conrad, Steve,, Conrad, Steve., Fuller, Kurt, 1953-, Gardner, Chris, Guerra, Andrea, 1961-, Howe, Brian (Actor), Howe, Brian (Actor),, Karen, James, 1923-2018,, Karen, James, 1923-2018., Lassiter, James,, Muccino, Gabriele,, Muccino, Gabriele., Newton, Thandie, 1972-, Papamichael, Phedon,, Smith, Jaden, 1998-, Smith, Will, 1968-, Tisch, Steve,, Winborne, Hughes,
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display_description 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.
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title_display The pursuit of happyness
title_full The pursuit of happyness [videorecording] / 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, The pursuit of happyness [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media ; an Overbrook Entertainment ; Escape Artists production ; a film by Gabriele Muccino ; produced by Todd Black ... [and others] ; directed by Gabriele Muccino ; written by Steven Conrad
title_short The pursuit of happyness
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