The Pursuit of Happyness | 2006

Drama, Adaptation
True story of a once-homeless single father, Christopher Gardner, who raised himself out of poverty and became a successful stock broker.
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Writers: Steve Conrad
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 1 win & 6 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Christopher Gardner

Actor

... Linda

Actor

... Christopher

Actor

... Alan Frakesh

Actor

... The Cab Driver

Actor

... Jay Twistle

Actor

... Martin Frohm

Actor

... Walter Ribbon

Actor

... Mrs. Chu

Actor

... World's Greatest Dad

Actor

... Chinese Maintenance Worker

Actor

... Doctor at First Hospital

Actor

Company

Production Company

Overbrook Entertainment

Production Company

Production Company

Technicolor Digital Intermediates

Production Company

Tony's Food Services

Production Company

Synopsis

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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