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
Mr. Ribbon asks his secretary to call Mr. Ristuccia. This surname is often used by Gabriele Muccino in his movies. See more »
In the beginning, a person walks from a subway station while eating UTZ potato chips. UTZ chips are not available on the West Coast. 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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Written and Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Records
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The Ultimate Guy Movie
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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