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The Pursuit of Happiness (1971)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 March 1971 (West Germany)
A young college student is sent to prison as much for killing a pedestrian with his car as for not paying his parking tickets. When the opportunity presents itself he escapes and is ... See full summary »

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Cast

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William Popper
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Jane Kauffman
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John Popper
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Mrs. Popper
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Daniel Lawrence
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Melvin Lasher
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Ruth Lawrence
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James Moran
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Judge Vogel
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Terence Lawrence
Tom Rosqui ...
District Attorney Keller
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Pilot
Gilbert Lewis ...
Convict George Wilson
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Convict McCardle
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Detective Cromie
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A young college student is sent to prison as much for killing a pedestrian with his car as for not paying his parking tickets. When the opportunity presents itself he escapes and is subsequently on the run with his girlfriend. But how long can this situation last? Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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"I don't want to run anymore..."

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality, nudity, drug content and brief violence | See all certifications »
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25 March 1971 (West Germany)  »

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Buscant la felicitat  »

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Trivia

This was Ruth White's final film before her death on December 3, 1969 at the age of 55. See more »

Quotes

William Popper: I have to go into court and play a part in a stupid charade to convince some judge that I'm not really me in order to receive some justice!
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The Pursuit of Happiness
Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
Performed by Randy Newman
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Ruth White's Final Performance!
22 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film should be dedicated to the memory of beloved film, stage and television actress, Ruth White. She did in 1969 and this was her final screen performance. She was only 55 years old at the time of her death. She is too young to play Grandmother Popper. White played older female roles in other works. Ruth White is great here as the prejudicial wealthy WASPy grandmother in New York City. Her grandson is played well by Michael Sarrazin who accidentally kills an elderly woman in a car accident. There are plenty of familiar faces like David Doyle; Robert Klein; a young Barbara Hershey; Arthur Hill; Rue McClanahan; Barnard Hughes; and Charles Durning. They filmed on location in New York City. The writing and acting are fine. For the most part, it isn't a bad film but it is no long forgotten.


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