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
Christopher, Jr. wore the same outfit throughout the film, except when he was being bathed. See more »
When Smith purchases a new lamp for the scanner and is on the bus, he holds it up to the camera and shows it to be a Xenon tube, the sort used for strobe lights and camera flash. Later on after he repairs the scanner and switches it on, it shows as continuously illuminated. This type of lamp is a high speed discharge lamp that can only flash and lighting it continuously would melt it in seconds. See more »
[while bringing Christopher to daycare, about the spelling mistakes in the graffiti of a building]
It's not H-A-P-P-Y-N-E-S-S Happiness is spelled with an "I" instead of a "Y"
Oh, okay. Is "Fuck" spelled right?
Um, yes. "Fuck" is spelled right but you shouldn't use that word.
Why? What's it mean?
[going inside the daycare]
It's, um, an adult word used to express anger and, uh, other things. But it's an adult word. It's spelled right, but don't use it.
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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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