The Pursuit of Happyness

Continuity mistake: When Chris is hit by a car, he has both shoes on after the impact, when he is rolling on the ground. One of them suddenly disappears in the following shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Chris is at the job interview and is full of paint, a lot of paint is on his neck when he's going to the interview and at the beginning of it. But after the interview and at the end the paint disappears.


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Chris shares a cab with Jay Twistle, the cab has an advertisement for "PSA" on top of the cab, but when the cab pulls up to its destination dropping off Twistle, an advertisement for "Raging Bull" is now seen on top of the cab. (00:24:35)

Continuity mistake: When Jay Twistle calls Chris, he says the interviews are "the day after tomorrow." The interview are at least 3 days later, as the next day Chris picks up his son from daycare, and 2 days afterwards is when he's painting his house.


Factual error: When Chris is running from the cabbie he jumps into a train, and in the process gets his scanner stuck in the door, which he loses hold of as the train begins to move. BART trains will not move unless all doors are secure, so this could not have happened. (00:30:00)


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Trivia: In the last scene of the movie when Chris and his son are crossing the street and telling jokes, they pass a man in a suit who gives them a brief nod. This is a cameo appearance from the real Chris Gardner.


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Question: Why is the word "Happiness" in the title misspelled?

Answer: In an interview, the real-life Chris Gardiner, (played by Will Smith) explained that the deliberately misspelled word was written that way on the child daycare center's wall (representing how children can sometimes misspell words). Gardiner later interpreted it to personally mean that true happiness is not defined in just one way, there are many ways to be happy, and that was reflected in the alternate spelling.

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