A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
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
When Chris (Will Smith) tells Jay (Brian Howe) that he'll let him know if he's going to accept the internship position, there is a VERY subtle reference to "Men In Black." When Agent J (Smith) asks Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) if it's worth it to accept the job, Agent K turns back over the wrong shoulder and points at Agent J. The exact same thing happens in "The Pursuit of Happyness." Smith is deciding if he is going to take the job, and Howe turns back over the wrong shoulder and points at him. See more »
In one scene, the train doors close on Chris Gardner's hand while he is holding a bone scanner. He doesn't let go, and the train departs with the doors partially open. That would never happen in real life; BART trains are designed not to move if the doors of any car are obstructed. See more »
[voice over, chasing after the hippie girl carrying his bone density scanner ]
This part of my life is called running.
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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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