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The Pursuit of Happyness

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Summary:
Chris Gardener is a family man struggling to make ends meet. Despite his valiant attempts to help keep the family afloat, the mother of his five-year-old son, Christopher, is buckling under the constant strain of financial pressure. No longer able to cope, she reluctantly decides to leave. Chris, now a single father, continues doggedly to pursue a better-paying job using every sales skill he knows. He lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, and although there is no salary, he accepts, hopeful he will end the program with a job and a promising future. Without a financial cushion, Chris and his son are soon evicted from their apartment and forced to sleep in shelters, bus stations, bathrooms, or wherever they can find refuge for the night. Despite his troubles, Chris continues to honor his commitment as a loving and caring father, using the affection and trust his son has placed in him as an impetus to overcome the obstacles he faces.

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Cast:
Will Smith (as Christopher Gardner )
Thandie Newton (as Linda )
Jaden Smith (as Christopher )
Dan Castellaneta A(as lan Frakesh )
Zuhair Haddad (as The Cab Driver )
Brian Howe (as Jay Twistle )

Directed By: Gabriele Muccino
Written By: Steve Conrad
Produced By: Sony Pictures

Release Date (US): December 15th, 2006

Length of Movie: 1h 56min

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language

Budget: $55,000,000

Opening Weekend: $26,541,709

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