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The Pursuit of Happyness -- A struggling salesman (Will Smith) takes custody of his son (Jaden Smith) as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.

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Release Date:
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Plot:
A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 12 wins & 20 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Will Smith ... Chris Gardner

Jaden Smith ... Christopher (as Jaden Christopher Syre Smith)

Thandie Newton ... Linda

Brian Howe ... Jay Twistle

James Karen ... Martin Frohm

Dan Castellaneta ... Alan Frakesh

Kurt Fuller ... Walter Ribbon

Takayo Fischer ... Mrs. Chu

Kevin West ... World's Greatest Dad
George Cheung ... Chinese Maintenance Worker (as George K. Cheung)
David Michael Silverman ... Doctor at First Hospital

Domenic Bove ... Tim Ribbon

Geoff Callan ... Ferrari Owner
Joyful Raven ... Hippie Girl

Scott Klace ... Tim Brophy
Rashida Clendening ... Bus Driver
Eric Schniewind ... Doctor

Peter Fitzsimmons ... Doctor
Maurice Sherbanee ... Roy the Old Neighbor

Zuhair Haddad ... Cab Driver
Victor Raider-Wexler ... Landlord

Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Wayne

Darryl Fong ... Policeman

George Maguire ... Police Clerk

Joe Nunez ... Driver Who Hits Chris (as Joseph A. Nuñez)

Adam Del Rio ... Shoe-Spotting Intern

Rocky LaRochelle ... Motel Manager
Erin Beers ... Dean Witter Receptionist (as Erin Cahill)

Rueben Grundy ... Businessman

Ming Lo ... Young Executive

John Kovacevich ... Young Executive
Bonnie Akimoto ... Doctor's Receptionist
Stu Klitsner ... Dr. Strauk
Esther Scott ... Shelter Worker
Tina D'Elia ... Shelter Worker
Cecil Williams ... Reverend Williams

David Fine ... Big Guy Rodney
George Moffatt ... Homeless Guy in Line

Amir Talai ... Clerk
Mike Garibaldi ... Paul
Jason Frazier ... Young Man - Bus Fight
Kevin Crook ... Smug Intern

David Haines ... Other Young Executive
James Finnerty ... News Reporter (as Jim Finnerty)
Abigail Van Alyn ... Ribbon's Receptionist
Bob Greene ... Doctor at Oakland Memorial Hospital

Robert Anthony Peters ... Glide Shelter Worker
Terri Orth-Pallavicini ... Secretary
John Robb ... Homeless Guy
Daniel Wilder ... Homeless Guy
Cathy Fithian ... Policewoman

Keith Stevenson ... Indian Grocery Clerk
Jeff Applebaum ... Dean Witter Employee
Victor Hoagland ... Ribbon's Associate
Richard Bischoff ... Ribbon's Associate
Edward Donlin ... Dr. Don Florio
Larry Hunt ... Bucket Man
Rose Aispuro ... Blood Center Clerk
Arbin C. Kumar ... Check Cashing Clerk
The Glide Ensemble ... Glide Singers
Jerry Edward McLilly ... Smiley
Shareef Allman ... Prisoner
Jeffrey Moon ... Pizza Dad
Peaches Hutchinson ... Pizza Mom
Brandon Deadwiler ... Pizza Son
Tateanna Wheeler-Lezine ... Pizza Daughter

Karen Kahn ... Professional Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alissa Anderegg ... Golden Gate Park Kid (uncredited)
Martin Andris ... Businessman (uncredited)

Elise Angell ... Intern (uncredited)
Regina Antoinette ... Shopper (uncredited)

Phil Austin ... Stock Broker (uncredited)

Rick Camp ... Bus Rider (uncredited)

Doug Campbell ... Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
Stefano Capone ... Businessman (uncredited)

Brad Carr ... Dean Witter Employee (uncredited)

Molly Celaschi ... Business Woman (uncredited)
Cabran E. Chamberlain ... Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
Kimberly Contreras ... Hippie (uncredited)

James Cotner ... Laughing Man in Car (uncredited)
Alexander Cukor ... Dean Witter Intern (uncredited)
Zachary Culbertson ... European Tourist (uncredited)

Bill Dietz ... Businessman (uncredited)

Ryan Else ... Dean Witter Intern (uncredited)

Travis Fields ... Electronics Store Patron (uncredited)

Yeena Fisher ... Business Woman (uncredited)

Garrett Forbes ... Homeless Teen (uncredited)

Ben Fritz ... Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
Chris Gardner ... Passerby on Street (uncredited)

Daryl Anthony Harper ... Homeless Man (uncredited)
David Kiiskinen ... Dean Witter Broker (uncredited)

Shawn Kresal ... Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
Brendan Kruse ... Bike Messenger (uncredited)
Mark Lavell ... Businessman (uncredited)

Steven Lindo ... Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
Tyler MacNiven ... Hippie (uncredited)

Tommy Maples ... Stock Broker (uncredited)

Kenny Santiago Marrero ... Stock Broker (uncredited)

David Pearl ... Stock Trader (uncredited)
David Alan Poe ... Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)

Steve Potts ... Construction Worker (uncredited)
Rob 'Captain Rob' Robinson ... Homeless Man (uncredited)

John Patrick Shulak ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Donn Andrew Simmons ... Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
William Paul Smith ... Dean Witter Employee (uncredited)

Phil Talsky ... Business Man (uncredited)

Adam Wang ... Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
Cindy Warner ... Businesswoman 1980s SF (uncredited)

Directed by
Gabriele Muccino 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Steve Conrad (written by) (as Steven Conrad)

Produced by
David Alper .... executive producer
Todd Black .... producer
Jason Blumenthal .... producer
Mark Clayman .... executive producer
Louis D'Esposito .... executive producer
Chris Gardner .... associate producer (as Christopher P. Gardner)
James Lassiter .... producer
Will Smith .... producer
Steve Tisch .... producer
Teddy Zee .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Andrea Guerra 
 
Cinematography by
Phedon Papamichael (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Hughes Winborne 
 
Casting by
Denise Chamian 
 
Production Design by
J. Michael Riva 
 
Art Direction by
David F. Klassen 
 
Set Decoration by
Lauri Gaffin 
 
Costume Design by
Sharen Davis 
 
Makeup Department
Pierce Austin .... hair stylist: Mr. Smith (as Pierce E. Austin)
Debra Coleman .... makeup artist (as Debra S. Coleman)
Gretchen Davis .... makeup artist
Amy L. Disarro .... key makeup artist (as Amy DiSarro)
Camille Friend .... department head hair
Wesley Hodge .... hair stylist
Melanie Hughes .... department head makeup (as Melanie Hughes-Weaver)
Judy Murdock .... makeup artist: Mr. Smith
Yvette Rivas .... hair stylist
JoAnn Stafford-Chaney .... key hair stylist (as Joann Stafford-Chaney)
Nancie Marsalis .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Louis D'Esposito .... unit production manager
David Siegel .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasmine Alhambra .... second second assistant director (as Jasmine Marie Alhambra)
Julian Brain .... second second assistant director (as Julian M. Brain)
Greg Hale .... second assistant director (as Gregory G. Hale)
Michael Viglietta .... first assistant director
Lars P. Winther .... first assistant director (as Lars Winther)
Bill Purple .... assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Cliff T.E. Roseman .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Sean Vawter .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Nate Belove .... on-set dresser (as Nathan Belove)
Todd Bennett .... plaster foreman
Anthony Carlino .... leadman
Amina Allean Dieye .... art department coordinator (as Amina Dieye)
Michael E. Goldman .... assistant art director
Walt Hadfield .... construction coordinator
Halsted Craig Hannah .... illustrator
Dale Haugo .... paint foreman
Noelle King .... set designer
Patrick Ludden .... property master
Annie Mueller .... assistant property master (as Anne Mueller)
Chad Owens .... set designer
Russell Souza .... local construction foreman
Brian Walker .... general foreman
Kristin Argue .... drapery (uncredited)
Karen Baker .... clearance and research (uncredited)
Jon Berg .... specialty propmaker (uncredited)
Jennifer Clinard .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Katherine Covell .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Nick D'Abo .... specialty propmaker (uncredited)
Michael Denering .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Jim Edelhauser .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Victoria B. Fender .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Vanessa Guerrero .... art production assistant (uncredited)
Virginia Hopkins .... painter (uncredited)
Lawrence Hornbeck .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sean House .... specialty propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Karen Jine .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Karen Jine .... art staff assistant (uncredited)
John Lister .... carpenter (uncredited)
Cindy Mah .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Pierre Maurer .... carpenter (uncredited)
Edward J. McNicoll .... propmaker (uncredited)
John Micheletos .... leadman: San Francisco (uncredited)
John Micheletos .... set dressing gangboss (uncredited)
Kimberley Anne Miller .... on-set greensman (uncredited)
Craig Mohagen .... specialty propmaker (uncredited)
John Oster .... propmaker (uncredited)
Chuck Ray .... specialty propmaker (uncredited)
Chris Regan .... toolman (uncredited)
Tom Richardson .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Natalie Roth-Corti .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Gretchen Scharfenberg .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Gretchen Scharfenberg .... props (uncredited)
Chris Stillman .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Kana Takahashi .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Louis Visco .... set dresser (uncredited)
Tom Vukmanic .... specialty propmaker (uncredited)
Mark Warren .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jody Weisenfeld .... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
Michael Westerman .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Willie D. Burton .... production sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
Dennis Drummond .... supervising sound editor
Galen Goodpaster .... assistant sound editor
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Michael Haight .... supervising adr editor
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist (as Pamela Nedd Kahn)
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator
Howard London .... adr mixer
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Ron Malligers .... foley mixer (as Ron Melligers)
Kevin O'Connell .... supervising sound mixer
Michael O'Farrell .... supervising sound editor
Eryne Prine .... assistant sound editor
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Greg P. Russell .... supervising sound mixer
Meg Taylor .... foley supervisor (as Meg Dickler-Taylor)
Mark Yardas .... dialogue editor
Vincent Cirilli .... ProTools engineer (uncredited)
Meagan Costello .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Michael Meier .... cable person (uncredited)
Stephen Muir .... foley recording assistant (uncredited)
Michael Pasqualone .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Neil Riha .... boom operator: second unit (uncredited)
Fred Runner .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Matt Heron .... special effects supervisor (as Matthew Heron)
Brad Moore .... special effects foreman
Chuck Ray .... special effects gangboss (as Charles H. Ray)
Pierre Maurer .... special effects (uncredited)
Kimberley Anne Miller .... extra/on-set greensman (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Erik Bruhwiler .... composite supervisor: Digital Dimension
Chris Del Conte .... visual effects producer: Digital Dimension
Benoit Girard .... visual effects executive producer: Digital Dimension
Travis Wade Ivy .... compositor: Digital Dimension
Anthony Kramer .... visual effects coordinator: Digital Dimension
Andrew Roberts .... 3d artist: Digital Dimension
Ryan T. Smolarek .... lead compositor: Digital Dimension (as Ryan Smolarek)
Tammy Sutton .... 2d coordinating supervisor: Digital Dimension
Tommy Tran .... compositor: Digital Dimension
Travis Yohnke .... 3d artist: Digital Dimension
Joseph Bell .... visual effects coordinator: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Tatjana Bozinovski .... digital compositor: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
D. Walt Cameron .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jason Crosby .... on-set visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Carl Frytz .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Taryn P. Kelly .... visual effects production manager: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Sean Looper .... pipeline technical director: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Landon Medeiros .... visual effects production assistant: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Jerome Morin .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Marco S. Paolini .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Chad Ridgeway .... roto/paint artist: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Andrew Roberts .... compositor: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Daniel Rubin .... digital compositor: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Brian Smallwood .... digital compositor: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Marion Spates .... lead 3d artist: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Phi Tran .... digital effects artist: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Tong Tran .... digital effects artist: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Leandro Visconti .... on-set visual effects supervisor: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Simon Wakley .... motion control operator (uncredited)
Dan Walker .... digital artist (uncredited)
Dan Walker .... roto artist (uncredited)
Travis Yohnke .... compositor: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunt coordinator (as Thomas R. Harper)
Randolph LeRoi .... stunts
Jeff Mosley .... stunts
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Troy Brown .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Rocky Capella .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Liisa Cohen .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Paul Crawford .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Randolph LeRoi .... stunt double: Will Smith (uncredited)
Mike Martinez .... stunts (uncredited)
Rex Reddick .... stunts (uncredited)
Victor M. Slone .... precision driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Ambrose .... chief lighting technician
Jeph Folkins .... camera loader
Ray Garcia .... key grip
Kirk R. Gardner .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Kirk Gardner)
Kirk R. Gardner .... steadicam operator (as Kirk Gardner)
Antonio V. Garrido .... dolly grip
Tim Guffin .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Bob Hall .... first assistant camera
Paul Howard .... assistant chief lighting technician
Patrick McArdle .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Robert 'Boomer' McCann .... best boy grip (as Robert J. McCann)
Orlando Orona .... dolly grip
Goran Pavicevic .... camera operator: "b" camera
Zade Rosenthal .... still photographer
Philip Shanahan .... second assistant camera
John Trunk .... video assist
John Allbee .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Matt Bloomquist .... additional grip (uncredited)
Dane Brehm .... electrician (uncredited)
Gerardo Cabrera .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Catalano .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Chambliss .... hot shot technician/operator (uncredited)
Ian Chriss .... lighting balloon technician (uncredited)
Gregory Collis .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Patrick Figueroa .... grip (uncredited)
Sheila Greene .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Richard A. Hunt .... additional grip (uncredited)
Rod M. Janusch .... best boy rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Brook Johnson .... best boy rigging grip (uncredited)
Kenneth 'Spike' Kirkland .... grip (uncredited)
James Kumarelas .... additional grip (uncredited)
James Kumarelas .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Oliver Larry .... electrician (uncredited)
Zachary Love .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Ray Patrick .... remote camera technician (uncredited)
Goran Pavicevic .... additional director of photography (uncredited)
Arthur Phelan .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Blake Pike .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Bobby Powell .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Dennis Rogers .... first assistant camera: third camera (uncredited)
Mark Sheets .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Chris Shellenberger .... electrician (uncredited)
Jerremy Stewart .... electrician (uncredited)
Todd Stoneman .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Terry Sullivan .... electrician (uncredited)
Kerry Sweeney .... electrician (uncredited)
Beau Vaughan .... grip (uncredited)
Lou Weinert .... camera operator (uncredited)
Rod Williams .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert Zuckerman .... key art photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Angela Demo .... casting assistant
Nina Henninger .... casting: San Francisco
Colleen Kenneavy .... extras casting: Beau Bonneau Casting
Scout Masterson .... casting associate
Peggy Baslow .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Sarah Kliban .... location casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvonne Bastidos .... costumer
Michael Becker .... costumer
Robert Mata .... costumer: Mr. Smith
Riki Lin Sabusawa .... costume supervisor (as Riki L. Sabusawa)
Valerie White .... costumer
Carol H. Beule .... fitting costumer (uncredited)
Shonda Dilliehunt .... costumer (uncredited)
Barbara Marko .... costumer (uncredited)
Fran Murphy .... additional costumer (uncredited)
Amy J. Smith .... costumer (uncredited)
Jodie Stern .... costumes (uncredited)
Mary Elizabeth Still .... costumer (uncredited)
Jacqueline Wazir .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
John Breinholt .... first assistant editor
Geraud Brisson .... assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Gregg London .... assistant editor
Heather Mullen .... assistant editor
John Persichetti .... digital colorist
Dave Pickett .... colorist (television version) (uncredited)
Christian Prejza .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Kay Sievert .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Mark Van Horne .... dailies lab contact (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jim Black .... music consultant
Michael Boustead .... music editor
Antongiulio Frulio .... orchestrator
Joel Iwataki .... score mixer
Scott Johnson .... music editor (as C. Scott Johnson)
Andrew Kinney .... orchestrator
Blake Neely .... conductor
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Luca Salvadori .... orchestrator
Adam Milo Smalley .... music editor (as Adam Smalley)
Bryan Clements .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
David Troy Francis .... recording pianist/celeste for orchestral score (uncredited)
Greg Hayes .... score recordist (uncredited)
Greg Loskorn .... scoring technician (uncredited)
Pilar McCurry .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Scott McRae .... music preparation (uncredited)
Adam Michalak .... score recordist (uncredited)
Brandon Roberts .... music preparation (uncredited)
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Armstrong .... picture car coordinator
Jim Chesney .... transportation captain (as James Chesney)
Kenny Moore .... transportation co-captain (as Ken Moore)
John Bromstead .... driver (uncredited)
Richard Colarossi .... picture car mechanic (uncredited)
Christine Dye .... transportation office assistant (uncredited)
Joe Feeney .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Joe Hunter .... picture cars (uncredited)
Rita Lundin .... transportation (uncredited)
Ed Ramos .... driver (uncredited)
Carlos Williams .... driver (uncredited)
Robert A. Wood .... driver: production van (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Molly Allen .... location manager
Jana Babatunde-Bey .... assistant: Mr. Smith
Zachary Bogart .... production assistant
Mark Bosia .... set medic coordinator
Lacy Boughn .... assistant: Mr. Tisch
James Chandler .... craft service (as James R. Chandler)
Christine Coggins .... assistant: Mr. Blumenthal
Carlos Constanzo .... assistant: Mr. Smith
Carolyn Crimley .... studio teacher
Vince Cueva .... production assistant
Michelle A. De Mayo .... assistant accountant (as Michele Demayo)
Carol DePasquale .... script supervisor (as Carol De Pasquale)
Rory Enke .... location manager
Dustin Felder .... acting coach (as Dustin V. Felder)
Sean Garcia .... assistant production coordinator
Gary Glushon .... assistant: Mr. Lassiter
Jane E. Graves .... assistant location manager
Jason Halley .... production assistant
Brandon Heidt .... production assistant
Laurie Herrmann .... assistant: Mr. Black & Mr. Blumenthal
Gregory A. Huster II .... production assistant
Ross Jensen .... assistant accountant
Jennifer Jourdan .... production assistant
Dan Kemp .... assistant location manager
Rachel Kielborn .... assistant: Mr. D'Esposito
Alexandra Lambrinidis .... assistant: Ms. Newton
Kristina Lankford .... dialect coach
Cynthia F. Lee .... translator
Daniel Lee .... production assistant
Teresa Jolene Lee .... production assistant
Ted Leonard .... production assistant
Sharon Lopez .... production secretary
Allan Marasco .... production assistant
Cheryl McHugh .... payroll accountant
Casey Logan Morris .... assistant: Mr. Muccino
Sandy Reed .... craft service
Kathy Rowe .... assistant: Mr. Black
Haroon Saleem .... assistant: Mr. Lassiter
Shauna Sanders .... assistant production coordinator (as Shauna Moss)
Ralph Saunders .... assistant: Mr. Smith
Sheilah Sullivan .... production accountant
Cid Swank .... unit publicist
Gretel Twombly .... production coordinator
Jill Vaupen .... production secretary
Coleen Aiello .... second accountant (uncredited)
Susan Ali .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Andy Arness .... stand-in (uncredited)
Unjoo Lee Byars .... main title producer (uncredited)
Al Cacioppo .... stand-in (uncredited)
Mark Caplin .... set medic (uncredited)
Brad Carr .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ian Chriss .... balloon light technician (uncredited)
Toby Conroy .... equipment production assistant (uncredited)
Allison Daly .... payroll assistant (uncredited)
Sara Dering .... location office coordinator (uncredited)
Timothy 'TJ' James Driscoll .... stand-in: Kevin West (uncredited)
Sharlene Duale .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Neale Fishback .... location assistant (uncredited)
Darrell Foster .... trainer: Will Smith (uncredited)
Daylen Foster .... photo double (uncredited)
Jamie L. Gaines .... production assistant (uncredited)
Felix Gehm .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Emily L.G. Goodwin .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Antonio Graña .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Griffith .... equipment production assistant (uncredited)
Marcy Guiragossian .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jason Halley .... set staff assistant (uncredited)
Mike Harrington .... production assistant (uncredited)
Russ Honican .... title designer: main titles (uncredited)
Jason Jancosek .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jihyun Kim .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeffrey E. Kramer .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Jim Lau .... adr actor (uncredited)
Christopher Lee .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Dionne Lotivio .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ryan Lough .... production assistant (uncredited)
Joslyn Rose Lyons .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ryan Mendoza .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Peter Moody .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Dave Moorer .... set medic (uncredited)
Blake Nickle .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alex Pearcy .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
William Pope .... production assistant (uncredited)
Anisa Qureshi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Scott Ragle .... stand-in (uncredited)
Ken Rurkins .... production assistant (uncredited)
Shauna Sanders .... production office coordinator: splinter unit (uncredited)
Megan Schmidt .... production assistant (uncredited)
Megan Schmidt .... set staff assistant (uncredited)
Yovel Schwartz .... production assistant (uncredited)
C. Alexander Sears .... computer/video supervisor (uncredited)
Marcus D. Spencer .... stand-in (uncredited)
Erin Stamos .... production assistant (uncredited)
L. La Mar Stewart .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brad Ungar .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Jill Vaupen .... travel coordinator (uncredited)
James D. Weston II .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Domenico Procacci .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some language
Runtime:
117 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-12 (TV rating) (2014) | Finland:K-3 (2007) | France:U | Germany:o.Al. | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:12A | Italy:T | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:6 | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #42013)
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Trivia:
Will Smith wanted Gabriele Muccino to direct this movie after seeing his films The Last Kiss (2001) and Remember Me, My Love (2003).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When the Gardners leave for the football game in Walter Ribbon's Mercedes, the license plate is for a truck, not a car.See more »
Quotes:
Shoe-Spotting Intern:Hey, you're missing a shoe.
Christopher Gardner:Oh, hey, thanks!
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

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Why is "happiness" spelled wrong in the title?
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439 out of 513 people found the following review useful.
Will Smith is Oscar-worthy, no doubt about it., 15 December 2006
Author: roachG-1 from United States

Here's the deal: It's real, it's heavy, and it's inspirational, but NOT AT ALL cheesy. Don't like that? Don't see it. I won't say much else. I will say that Will Smith was shockingly good now that he's paid his dues with "Men in Black" and "Bad Boys."

I was very happy that this film never got political and blamed Reagan for the number of "down on their luck" people that were shown, nor was the race card ever pulled out. It was also refreshing that Smith's character never blamed anybody for his troubles.

It's very funny at parts, but be prepared for some serious drama. In no ways is it cliché or contrived or boring. Let's just say that's it not Oliver Stone dramatic. This truly is a must see. To say "I laughed, I cried" would be really lame. It is the truth, though.

We know that Scorsese's crowning achievement "The Departed" is going to take the cake at the Oscars, and I won't be complaining. But this movie deserves to be experienced and taken in by the masses.

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