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.

Dr Wilson

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.

BigOLB

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.

bomberswarm2

Factual error: The nickel from the phone booth is fake. Unless it was a special minted edition. It doesn't look like any nickel I've ever seen from that era. It is also reflectively discolored compared to the proper coin to its left. It actually looks more like an '01 coin. (00:31:20)

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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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