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
Based on a true story, though some elements have been changed from the book. For instance, Gardner's internship was not unpaid; he received a modest stipend. He and his son's mother were never married. The son was an infant during the internship. See more »
When Chris enters Martin Frohm's office after he is summoned, Martin comments on Chris' shirt ("nice shirt"), which is blue. However, when Chris leaves the office his shirt is white. See more »
[during the interview room, with Twistle, Frakesh, and Frohm present]
What would you say if man walked in here with no shirt, and I hired him? What would you say?
He must have had on some really nice pants.
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