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Sada Thompson in The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

1971 PG-13

William (Michael Sarrazin) is a young man frustrated by the suffocating normalcy of life. His patience with authority finally begins to disintegrate when he pleads guilty to manslaughter after accidentally killing an old woman with his car. With only a week left in his sentence, he escapes from prison and plans to flee the country with his girlfriend (Barbara Hershey). Ruth White co-stars in this classic of 1970s antiestablishment cinema.

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