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The pursuit of happyness [videorecording (DVD)]
Title:
The pursuit of happyness [videorecording (DVD)]
ISBN:
9781424817481
Publication Information:
Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures Industries : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
Abstract:
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.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.40:1.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some language.
Format:
Video disc
General Note:
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2006.