• Publication date: January 5, 2014

The Pursuit of Happyness

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A man and his young son are homeless when his father begins a new career.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2006

MBC 2:

February 22, 2014 15:00 (KSA) ~ February 22, 2014 14:00 (CLT)

Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is an ingenious inventor who has just created a bone density scanner.  While the device works well, it is overpriced and only slightly better than existing products.  Bankrupt, he decides to apply for a job as a stock broker; unfortunately the position requires a 6 month, unpaid internship.

Gardner's wife is unwilling to tolerate poverty during those 6 months, but his son (Jaden Smith) is unwaveringly loyal.  Together, they are homeless on New York's streets while Chris trains for a career that may never become a reality.

The Pursuit of Happyness earned $307 million internationally, more than five times its budget.  It was nominated for an Oscar, two Golden Globes, and a Kids' Choice Award; the picture won an MTV Movie Award and a Teen Choice Award.

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

Starring:

  • Will Smith
  • Jaden Smith
  • Thandie Newton
  • Brian Howe
  • Dan Castellaneta