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The pursuit of happyness / Overbrook Entertainment ; Escape Artists ; Columbia Pictures Corporation ; Relativity Media ; produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, James Lassiter, Will Smith, Steve Tisch, Teddy Zee ; written by Steven Conrad ; directed by Gabriele Muccino.

Black, Todd. (Added Author). Blumenthal, Jason. (Added Author). Lassiter, James. (Added Author). Smith, Will, 1968- (Added Author). Tisch, Steve. (Added Author). Zee, Teddy. (Added Author). Conrad, Steve. (Added Author). Muccino, Gabriele. (Added Author). Smith, Jaden, 1998- (Added Author). Newton, Thandie, 1972- (Added Author). Howe, Brian (Actor) (Added Author). Karen, James, 1923-2018 (Added Author). Castellaneta, Dan. (Added Author). Fuller, Kurt, 1953- (Added Author). Fischer, Takayo. (Added Author). Overbrook Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Escape Artists (Firm) (Added Author). Columbia Pictures Corporation (Added Author). Relativity Media. (Added Author). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Will Smith, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Dan Castellaneta, Kurt Fuller, Takayo Fischer. (Cast).
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  • 96 of 106 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 106 total copies.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch VID PUR DVD (Text) 34207002053685 DVDs-Adult Available -
Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch DVD PUR (Text) 34207001947697 DVDs, Adult Available -
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron DVD 2361 (Text) 75253000049702 DVD/Drama Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria DRAMA PUR (Text) 37521530666637 AMPL Adult DVD Drama Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria DRAMA PUR (Text) 37521530666645 AMPL DVD Holdable Available -
Barton Rees Pogue Mem. PL - Upland F DVD (Text) 76277000036991 DVDs Available -
Barton Rees Pogue Mem. PL - Upland F DVD (Text) 76277000038836 DVDs Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville DVD ADULT-F PURSUIT 2561 (Text) 34706001527391 DVD Fiction Reshelving -
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Brazil PL - Brazil DVD #1066 (Text) 38160000576577 Second Floor, DVD Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 142481748X
  • ISBN: 9781424817481
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Special features: Making pursuit; Father and son; The man behind the movie; Inside the Rubik's® Cube; director's commentary.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Phedon Papamichael ; editor, Hughes Winborne ; music, Andrea Guerra ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, J. Michael Riva.
Participant or Performer Note:
Will Smith, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Dan Castellaneta, Kurt Fuller, Takayo Fischer.
Summary, etc.:
In 1981, Chris Gardner was a struggling salesman. His wife worked double shifts to support the family including their young son, Christopher. In the face of this difficult life, Chris has the desperate inspiration to try for a stockbroker internship where one in twenty has a chance of a lucrative full time career. Even when his wife leaves him because of this choice, Chris clings to this dream. The odds become more daunting by the day. Together, father and son struggle through homelessness, jail time, tax seizure and the overall punishing despair in a quest that would make Gardner a respected millionaire.
Target Audience Note:
Rated PG-13; for some language.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; widescreen (2.40:1) presentation.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround) or French (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround) with optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish.
Subject: Sales personnel > United States > Drama.
Internship programs > United States > Drama.
Stockbrokers > United States > Drama.
Fathers and sons > United States > Drama.
Dreams > Drama.
Despair > Drama.
Millionaires > United States > Drama.
Vendedores > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Padre e hijo > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Genre: Feature films.
Biographical films.
Melodramas (Drama)
Biographical > Feature.
Melodrama > Feature.
Feature films.
Biographical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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