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The Pursuit of Happyness ()


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A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 24 nominations.
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Chris Gardner
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Christopher (as Jaden Christopher Syre Smith)
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Linda
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Jay Twistle
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Martin Frohm
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Alan Frakesh
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Walter Ribbon
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Mrs. Chu
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World's Greatest Dad
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Chinese Maintenance Worker (as George K. Cheung)
David Michael Silverman ...
Doctor at First Hospital
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Tim Ribbon
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Ferrari Owner
Joyful Raven ...
Hippie Girl
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Tim Brophy
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Bus Driver
Eric Schniewind ...
Doctors
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Doctors
Maurice Sherbanee ...
Roy The Old Neighbor
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Cab Driver
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Landlord
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Wayne
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Policeman
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Police Clerk
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Driver Who Hits Chris (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
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Shoe-Spotting Intern
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Motel Manager
Erin Beers ...
Dean Witter Receptionist (as Erin Cahill)
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Businessman
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Young Executive
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Young Executive
Bonnie Akimoto ...
Doctor's Receptionist
Stu Klitsner ...
Dr. Strauk
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Shelter Worker
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Shelter Worker
Cecil Williams ...
Reverend Williams
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Big Guy Rodney
George Moffatt ...
Homeless Guy In Line
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Clerk
Mike Garibaldi ...
Paul
Jason Frazier ...
Young Man - Bus Fight
Kevin Crook ...
Smug Intern
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Other Young Executive
James Finnerty ...
News Reporter (as Jim Finnerty)
Abigail Van Alyn ...
Ribbon's Receptionist
Bob Greene ...
Doctor at Oakland Memorial Hospital
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Glide Shelter Worker
Terri Orth-Pallavicini ...
Secretary
John Robb ...
Homeless Guy
Daniel Wilder ...
Homeless Guys
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Policewoman
Keith Stevenson ...
Indian Grocery Clerk
Jeff Applebaum ...
Dean Witter Employee
Victor Hoagland ...
Ribbon's Associate
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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
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Professional Woman
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Golden Gate Park Kid (uncredited)
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Businessman (uncredited)
Elise Angell ...
Intern (uncredited)
Regina Antoinette ...
Shopper (uncredited)
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Stock Broker (uncredited)
Curtis Wayne Brown ...
Doctor (uncredited)
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Bus Rider (uncredited)
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Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
Stefano Capone ...
Businessman (uncredited)
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Dean Witter Employee (uncredited)
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Business Woman (uncredited)
Cabran E. Chamberlain ...
Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
Baldwin Chiu ...
Intern (uncredited)
Kimberly Contreras ...
Hippie (uncredited)
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Laughing Man in Car (uncredited)
Alexander Cukor ...
Dean Witter Intern (uncredited)
Zachary Culbertson ...
European Tourist (uncredited)
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Businessman (uncredited)
Ryan Else ...
Dean Witter Intern (uncredited)
Travis B. Fields ...
Electronics Store Patron (uncredited)
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Business Woman (uncredited)
Garrett Forbes ...
Homeless Teen (uncredited)
Ben Fritz ...
Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
Chris Gardner ...
Passerby on Street (uncredited)
Elizabeth Hara ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Homeless Man (uncredited)
Nate Havoc ...
Intern (uncredited)
David Kiiskinen ...
Dean Witter Broker (uncredited)
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Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
Brendan Kruse ...
Bike Messenger (uncredited)
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Businessman (uncredited)
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Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
Annie Lore ...
Businesswoman / Driver w / car (uncredited)
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Woman Looking in Window (uncredited)
Tyler MacNiven ...
Hippie (uncredited)
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Stock Broker (uncredited)
Kenny Santiago Marrero ...
Stock Broker (uncredited)
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Stock Trader (uncredited)
David Alan Poe ...
Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
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Construction Worker (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Rob 'Captain Rob' Robinson ...
Homeless Man (uncredited)
Austin Scott ...
Homeless Youth (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
William Paul Smith ...
Dean Witter Employee (uncredited)
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BART patron (uncredited)
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Business Man (uncredited)
Erick Vinther ...
Gentleman (uncredited)
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Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
Cindy Warner ...
Businesswoman 1980s SF (uncredited)
Ricky Webster ...
Dean Witter / Mail Boy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Gabriele Muccino

Written by

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Steve Conrad ... (written by) (as Steven Conrad)

Produced by

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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

Music by

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Andrea Guerra

Cinematography by

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Phedon Papamichael ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Hughes Winborne

Editorial Department

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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
Dale Jones ... avid technical advisor/editor (uncredited)
Dave Pickett ... colorist (uncredited)
Christian Prejza ... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Kay Sievert ... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Mark Van Horne ... dailies lab contact (uncredited)

Casting By

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Denise Chamian

Production Design by

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J. Michael Riva

Art Direction by

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David F. Klassen

Set Decoration by

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Lauri Gaffin

Costume Design by

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Sharen Davis

Makeup Department

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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

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Louis D'Esposito ... unit production manager
David Siegel ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jasmine Marie Alhambra ... second second assistant director
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

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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
Lauren Abrams ... painter (uncredited)
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) / art staff assistant (uncredited)
John Lister ... carpenter (uncredited)
Mark Luevano ... construction foreman (uncredited)
Cindy Mah ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Pierre Maurer ... carpenter (uncredited)
Edward J. McNicoll ... propmaker (uncredited)
John Micheletos ... leadman: San Francisco (uncredited) / 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) / 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

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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

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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

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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) / roto artist (uncredited)
Travis Yohnke ... compositor: Digital Dimension (uncredited)

Stunts

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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

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Michael Ambrose ... chief lighting technician
Jeph Folkins ... camera loader
Ray Garcia ... key grip
Kirk R. Gardner ... camera operator: "a" camera (as Kirk 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 Blomquist ... additional grip (uncredited)
Dane Brehm ... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Ryan Burns ... 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) / rigging electrician (uncredited)
Oliver Larry ... electrician (uncredited)
Zachary Love ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Andy Neddermeyer ... video playback (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

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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

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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)

Location Management

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Molly Allen ... location manager
Rory Enke ... location manager
Jane E. Graves ... assistant location manager
Dan Kemp ... assistant location manager
Sara Dering ... location office coordinator (uncredited)
Sharlene Duale ... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Neale Fishback ... location assistant (uncredited)
Felix Gehm ... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Christopher Lee ... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Peter Moody ... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Alex Pearcy ... assistant location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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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)
Darian Pollard ... music proof reader (uncredited)
Brandon Roberts ... music preparation (uncredited)
Gina Zimmitti ... music contractor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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John Armstrong ... picture car coordinator
Jim Chesney ... transportation captain (as James Chesney)
Chris Howard ... transportation
Kenny Moore ... transportation co-captain (as Ken Moore)
John Bromstead ... driver (uncredited)
Richard Colarossi ... picture car mechanic (uncredited)
Clark Dolan ... driver: honeywagon (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)
David Weiner ... driver (uncredited)
Carlos Williams ... driver (uncredited)
Robert A. Wood ... driver: production van (uncredited)

Other crew

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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)
Dustin Felder ... acting coach (as Dustin V. Felder)
Sean Garcia ... assistant production coordinator
Gary Glushon ... assistant: Mr. Lassiter
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
Lance Johnson ... production executive
Jennifer Jourdan ... production assistant
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)
Timothy 'TJ' James Driscoll ... stand-in: Kevin West (uncredited)
Darrell Foster ... trainer: Will Smith (uncredited)
Daylen Foster ... photo double (uncredited)
Jamie L. Gaines ... production assistant (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)
Dionne Lotivio ... production assistant (uncredited)
Ryan Andrej Lough ... production assistant (uncredited)
Joslyn Rose Lyons ... production assistant (uncredited)
Ryan Mendoza ... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Dave Moorer ... set medic (uncredited)
Blake Nickle ... production assistant (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) / set staff assistant (uncredited)
Yovel Schwartz ... production assistant (uncredited)
C. Alexander Sears ... computer/video supervisor (uncredited)
Marcus D. Spencer ... stand-in (uncredited)
Rich Spott ... production assistant (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: will smith (uncredited) / stand-in (uncredited)

Thanks

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Domenico Procacci ... special thanks
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Untitled Chris Gardner Project (United States)
  • The Pursuit of Happiness (World-wide, English title)
  • À la recherche du bonheur (France)
  • Das Streben nach Glück (Germany)
  • En busca de la felicidad (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 117 min
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Box Office

Budget $55,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $26,541,709, 17 Dec 2006
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $307,077,295

Did You Know?

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Trivia Speedcubing champions Tyson Mao, Toby Mao, and Lars Petrus were hired to coach Will Smith to solve a Rubik's Cube in under two minutes. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007). See more »
Soundtracks When the Saints Go Marching In See more »
Quotes Christopher Gardner: [after playing basket ball] Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something. Not even me. All right?
Christopher: All right.
Christopher Gardner: You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period.
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