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The Pursuit of Happiness (1970)
The Pursuit of Happiness
Actors: Michael Sarrazin, Barbara Hershey, Arthur Hill, Ruth White, E.G. Marshall
Director: Robert Mulligan
Genres: Drama, Cult Movies
PG-13     2009     1hr 33min

An alienated social drop-out accidentally runs over a woman in a rain storm. Though he can prove it was an accident, he refuses to cooperate with "the establishment," and is sentenced to a year in prison. With only a week ...  more »


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Actors: Michael Sarrazin, Barbara Hershey, Arthur Hill, Ruth White, E.G. Marshall
Director: Robert Mulligan
Creators: Richard C. Kratina, Folmar Blangsted, Alan Shayne, David Susskind, George Sherman, Jon Boothe, Thomas Rogers
Genres: Drama, Cult Movies
Sub-Genres: Drama, Cult Movies
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/08/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1971
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1971
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Bittersweet Time Capsule
P. G. Springer | Urbana, IL USA | 10/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you enjoy the period details of the Sixties in Mad Men, you should check out this underrated (and largely overlooked) film by Robert Mulligan from 1970. Better than any movie I can think of, it captures the mindset of the generational gap of the Sixties. It is remarkable how the hero rejects the phoniness of the "Establishment" for its lack of honesty. Today's political climate and attitudes are so much more evil, full of lies, greed, and power grabs, that it makes 1970 look like paradise.

The product description is inaccurate. Pay no attention to it. The beauty of this film is in the details, the posters, the activism, the look of New York, the casual racism and sexism, the idealism of a sort no one has these days... Even the aerial shot of the Statue of Liberty is something that couldn't be filmed today, post 9-11.

Ok early 70's picture
Beth | Mesa, AZ United States | 07/07/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Michael Sarrazin in a fine performance plays a young man who accidently kills a pedestrian with his car. He goes unjustly through the court and prison systems. His attitude is taken into account more than his actions. The radical mood of the movie is typical of its time. Barbara Hershey plays a supporting role as his pretty girlfriend. Ruth White gives a somewhat funny performance as his bigoted grandmother. 2.5 out of 3."
Worth renting
Beth | 06/29/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Somewhat interesting story about a man who's life suddenly turns upside down. Barbara Hershey is hot!"