The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2006-12-14
  • User Rating: 7.9/10 from 6374 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Escape Artists
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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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  • Will Smith

    as Chris Gardner
  • Jaden Smith

    as Christopher Gardner
  • Thandie Newton

    as Linda Gardner
  • Brian Howe

    as Jay Twistle
  • James Karen

    as Martin Frohm
  • Kurt Fuller

    as Walter Ribbon
  • Dan Castellaneta

    as Alan Frakesh
  • Joe Nunez

    as Driver Who Hits Chris
  • David Fine

    as Big Guy Rodney
  • Takayo Fischer

    as Mrs. Chu
  • Kevin West

    as World's Greatest Dad
  • George Cheung

    as Chinese Maintenance Worker
  • Geoff Callan

    as Ferrari Owner
  • Scott Klace

    as Tim Brophy
  • Rashida Clendening

    as Bus Driver
  • Peter Fitzsimmons

    as Doctor
  • Maurice Sherbanee

    as Roy The Old Neighbor
  • Zuhair Haddad

    as Cab Driver
  • Victor Raider-Wexler

    as Landlord
  • Mark Christopher Lawrence

    as Wayne
  • George Maguire

    as Police Clerk
  • Adam Del Rio

    as Shoe-Spotting Intern
  • Rueben Grundy

    as Businessman
  • Ming Lo

    as Young Executive
  • Stu Klitsner

    as Dr. Strauk
  • Esther Scott

    as Shelter Worker
  • Cecil Williams

    as Reverend Williams
  • Amir Talai

    as Clerk
  • Mike Garibaldi

    as Paul
  • Jason Frazier

    as Young Man - Bus Fight
  • David Haines

    as Other Young Executive
  • Bob Greene

    as Doctor at Oakland Memorial Hospital
  • Robert Anthony Peters

    as Glide Shelter Worker
  • Cathy Fithian

    as Policewoman
  • Keith Stevenson

    as Indian Grocery Clerk
  • Karen Kahn

    as Professional Woman
  • Martin Andris

    as Businessman (uncredited)
  • Yeena Fisher

    as Businesswoman (uncredited)
  • Phil Austin

    as Stock Broker (uncredited)
  • Kenny Santiago Marrero

    as Stock Broker (uncredited)
  • David Pearl

    as Stock Trader (uncredited)
  • Rick Camp

    as Bus Rider (uncredited)
  • Brad Carr

    as Dean Witter Employee (uncredited)
  • Cabran E. Chamberlain

    as Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
  • Ben Fritz

    as Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
  • Adam Wang

    as Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
  • Zachary Culbertson

    as European Tourist (uncredited)
  • Brendan Kruse

    as Bike Messenger (uncredited)
  • Austin Scott

    as Homeless Youth (uncredited)
Production Steve Tisch Producer
Production Denise Chamian Casting
Camera Phedon Papamichael Director of Photography
Production Will Smith Producer
Art J. Michael Riva Production Design
Crew Rocky Capella Utility Stunts
Production David Siegel Unit Production Manager
Art Lauri Gaffin Set Decoration
Art David F. Klassen Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Sharen Davis Costume Design
Directing Gabriele Muccino Director
Writing Steve Conrad Screenplay
Sound Andrea Guerra Original Music Composer
Editing Hughes Winborne Editor
Production David Alper Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Pierce Austin Hairstylist
Production Louis D'Esposito Unit Production Manager
Crew Domenico Procacci Thanks
Directing Michael Viglietta Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Melanie Hughes Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Amy L. Disarro Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Judy Murdock Makeup Artist
Editing Geraud Brisson Assistant Editor
Crew Thomas Robinson Harper Stunt Coordinator
Editing John Breinholt First Assistant Editor
Camera Zade Rosenthal Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up JoAnn Stafford-Chaney Hairstylist
Crew Cid Swank Unit Publicist
Costume & Make-Up Camille Friend Makeup Department Head
Directing Carol DePasquale Script Supervisor
Art Amina Allean Dieye Art Department Coordinator
Camera Bob Hall First Assistant Camera
Sound Dennis Drummond Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Antongiulio Frulio Orchestrator