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A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

MPAA Rating PG-13

Status Released

Release Date 2006-12-14

Runtime 117 minutes

Budget $55m

Revenue $0.3b


TMDB 7.9


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zach_gallegos shared a tip "Emotional and striking movie. An overall beautiful film"

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luanna shared a tip "This film was so deeply touching"

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rookierooster shared a tip "They want you to cry and if you told me you didn't I wouldn't believe you."

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amy_santi shared a tip "The Fact That They Are Dad And Son In Real Life Really Adds The Tears True Bond"

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edgar_morales_5974 shared a tip "Probably one of Will Smith’s best!"

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emily_heisler shared a tip "Depressing but inspiring"

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sherry_brescia shared a tip "Pull the heartstrings"

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jefe shared a tip "Will make you tear up and root for the underdog for sure. One of Will Smith's best acting jobs!"

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ibba shared a tip "This movie gives a really good example of value of money and chasing a dream. Never give up."

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kathy_jo_donahue shared a tip "Just watched again last night! Such a great movie!"

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chandra_mohan shared a tip "Happyness"

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jamie_allen_408 shared a tip "More comments"

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londell_jackson shared a tip "This is a lovely movie that moves you through a series of emotions. Be certain to have your tissues close by!!"

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madalina_maddie shared a tip "Beautiful movie 😍😅"

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megan_king_1266 shared a tip "This movie made me cry!"

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cj_8686 shared a tip "So sad but also very well done"

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erica_coloma shared a tip "This movie makes me ugly cry... for real"

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f_m_5929 shared a tip "Breaks my heart every time. And always fills my heart back up at the end. A father's love."

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toni_vitanza shared a tip "Every middle school should require this film."

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olivia_raffaele shared a tip "Raw acting, good message, tear jerker, reality check"

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chidi_obijiaku shared a tip "Beautiful movie, great message and phenominal acting."

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laura_zavala shared a tip "Will make you cry"

nicholas_rathbone shared a tip "Love it"

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chloe_sams_8156 shared a tip "Very heart warming"

elly_aub shared a tip "Will and Jaden acting was just fabulous"

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emily_reed_5985 shared a tip "This movie was life changing it gives you a whole nother perspective!"

josh_wilson_625 shared a tip "It’s a very touching movie, and is very inspirational."

marten shared a tip "Inspired"

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malasia_gibson shared a tip "Best father son movie"

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tyanna_taylor_3596 shared a tip "This is movie is a great example to teach kids"

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aloha.jordann shared a tip "It’s a real tearjerker movie. Get those tissues ready :)"

brent_blackwelder shared a tip "Touching"

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joe_shachaf shared a tip "Great story about dedicatio, never giving up and fatherhood. Inspiring!"

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hillary_fernandez shared a tip "I loveeeee this movie. It's hilarious and shows that you will always be able to handle what the world gives you."

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mariah_mcfarland shared a tip "It’s a very inspirational movie"

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cait_hutchinson shared a tip "LOVE!"

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deleted_user_1606074869216 shared a tip "It was a great movie about a father and son"

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kathryn_patrice shared a tip "#tearjerker about working your ass off to get where you want to be."

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