Coverart for item
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

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

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
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
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
Member of
Awards note
NRJ Cine Awards, 2007: International Star of the Year (Will Smith)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Pursuit of happyness (Motion picture)
  • Pursuit of happyness (Motion picture)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/composerexpression
htT6AacxzUk
Credits note
Director of photography, Phedon Papamichael ; film editor, Hughes Winborne ; music by Andrea Guerra ; production designer, J. Michael Riva ; costume designer, Sharen Davis
Dewey number
791.43/72
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
LC call number
  • PN1995.9.B55
  • PN1997.2
LC item number
  • P877858 2007
  • .P877 2007
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-
  • 1923-2018
  • 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
  • Columbia Pictures
  • 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
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Dreams
  • Fathers and sons
  • Vendedores
  • Padre e hijo
  • Gardner, Chris
  • Despair
  • Dreams
  • Fathers and sons
  • Homelessness
  • Internship programs
  • Millionaires
  • Sales personnel
  • Single fathers
  • Stockbrokers
  • California
  • United States
  • Padres e hijos
  • Sales personnel
  • Internship programs
  • Stockbrokers
  • Father-son relationship
  • Dreams
  • Despair
  • Millionaires
  • Sales personnel
  • Internship programs
  • Stockbrokers
  • Father-son relationship
  • Dreams
  • Despair
  • Millionaires
  • Despair
  • Dreams
  • Father-son relationship
  • Internship programs
  • Millionaires
  • Sales personnel
  • Stockbrokers
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Anamorphic wide screen (2.40:1)
  • 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.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm77553857
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 117 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9781424817481
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396150850
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
15085
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
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
Publication
Note
  • Anamorphic wide screen (2.40:1)
  • 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.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm77553857
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 117 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9781424817481
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396150850
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
15085
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.40:1
Video recording format
DVD

Subject

Genre

Member of

Library Locations

    • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      901 G Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, US
      38.8986949 -77.0247823
    • Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) LibraryBorrow it
      1630 7th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001, US
      38.9123733 -77.022493
Processing Feedback ...