He was a salesman in San Francisco during the early 80s and battled through numerous personal and financial hardships as he tried to become a stockbroker.
I spoke with Gabriele about the film around its UK release in January and you can listen to the interview here:
> Subscribe to the Interview Podcast via iTunes
> Download the interview as an MP3 file (just right click, save as and rename the file)
> Buy The Pursuit of Happyness on DVD from Amazon UK
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