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The Pursuit of Happyness
PG-13
117 minutes
Drama
2006

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 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.

Cast
Will Smith
Chris Gardner
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith
Christopher
Thandie Newton
Linda
Brian Howe
Jay Twistle
James Karen
Martin Frohm
Dan Castellaneta
Alan Frakesh
Kurt Fuller
Walter Ribbon
Director
Gabriele Muccino
Writer
Screenplay by Steven Conrad
Executive Producer
Louis D'Esposito, Teddy Zee, Mark Clayman, David Alper
Producer
Will Smith, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, James Lassiter
Facts
Country USA
Language English