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The Resource The pursuit of happyness, 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, (DVD videorecording)

The pursuit of happyness, 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, (DVD videorecording)

Label
The pursuit of happyness
Title
The pursuit of happyness
Statement of responsibility
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
Title variation
Pursuit of happiness
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Interviewee
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Phedon Papamichael ; film editor, Hughes Winborne ; music by Andrea Guerra ; production designer, J. Michael Riva ; costume designer, Sharen Davis
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some language
Language note
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish ; closed-captioned in English
PerformerNote
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)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1968-
  • 1972-
  • 1923-
  • 1953-
  • 1998-
  • 1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Black, Todd
  • Blumenthal, Jason
  • Tisch, Steve
  • Lassiter, James
  • Smith, Will
  • Conrad, Steve
  • Muccino, Gabriele
  • Newton, Thandie
  • Howe, Brian
  • Karen, James
  • Castellaneta, Dan
  • Fuller, Kurt
  • Smith, Jaden
  • Papamichael, Phedon
  • Winborne, Hughes
  • Guerra, Andrea
  • Gardner, Chris
  • Columbia Pictures Industries
  • Relativity Media
  • Overbrook Entertainment (Firm)
  • Escape Artists (Firm)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
117
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gardner, Chris
  • Gardner, Chris
  • Single fathers
  • Fathers and sons
  • Homelessness
  • Internship programs
  • Dreams
  • Despair
  • Millionaires
  • Stockbrokers
  • Sales personnel
  • Videodiscs
  • Feature films
  • Biographical films
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The pursuit of happyness, 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, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2006
  • 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.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
One day at a time -- Riding the bus -- Two questions -- Being stupid -- Making contacts -- Birthday wishes -- Ride share -- Cab fare -- Go get happy -- Parking tickets -- Big interview -- Second thought -- Linda is leaving -- Packing up -- Taking care -- Internship -- Beyond the call -- Hot lead -- Possibilities -- Paying taxes -- The time machine -- Locked out -- Safe cave -- Four spots left -- Climbing mountains -- Shining light -- Change of scenery -- Happyness
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.)
Isbn
9781424817481
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396150850
  • 043396150874
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
15085
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)77553857
  • (OCoLC)ocm77553857
  • 766831
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.40:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The pursuit of happyness, 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, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2006
  • 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.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
One day at a time -- Riding the bus -- Two questions -- Being stupid -- Making contacts -- Birthday wishes -- Ride share -- Cab fare -- Go get happy -- Parking tickets -- Big interview -- Second thought -- Linda is leaving -- Packing up -- Taking care -- Internship -- Beyond the call -- Hot lead -- Possibilities -- Paying taxes -- The time machine -- Locked out -- Safe cave -- Four spots left -- Climbing mountains -- Shining light -- Change of scenery -- Happyness
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.)
Isbn
9781424817481
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396150850
  • 043396150874
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
15085
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)77553857
  • (OCoLC)ocm77553857
  • 766831
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.40:1
Video recording format
DVD

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