Based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner. Gardner has invested heavily in a device known as a "bone density scanner". He feels like he has it made selling these devices. However, they do not sell well as they are marginally better than x-ray at a much higher price. As Gardner works to make ends meet, his wife leaves him and he loses his apartment. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner continues to sell bone density scanners while concurrently taking on an unpaid internship as a stockbroker, with slim chances for advancement to a paid position. Before he can receive pay, he needs to outshine the competition through 6 months of training, and to sell his devices to stay afloat. Written by
John Wiggins, Alf Fonz
The taxi driver who was going on behind Chris in the film was shouting "Stop, stop, son of a dog!", in Arabic. See more »
At Candlestick Park, there is a 49ers logo that was introduced in 1996. See more »
[while walking past a bus and to sell a bone density scanner]
Hey dad, you wanna hear something funny? There was a man who was drowning, and a boat came, and the man on the boat said "Do you need help?" and the man said "God will save me". Then another boat came and he tried to help him, but he said "God will save me", then he drowned and went to Heaven. Then the man told God, "God, why didn't you save me?" and God said "I sent you two boats, you dummy!"
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If you ever wanted to see a movie that portrayed what really makes a man, then you must see this movie.
Forget Stalone. Forget Arnold. Forget Bond. Forget all those romantic comedy whimps. Bruce Willis never had to make this many life threatening decisions in Die Hard.
Will Smith gives a better performance of toughness here than he did portraying Muhammed Ali.
This movie is raw. This movie will force you to examine your manhood. See if you can look in the mirror after watching this film.
Fathers, don't let the PG-13 rating fool you. This movie is not for kids. If you let your child see this movie you may regret it. Your child may never be able to look at you the same way again. Your child will wonder why you are not more like Chris Gardner.
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