The Pursuit of Happyness: On the Set


 

The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith and Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, was filmed in San Francisco, Oakland and Alameda in fall 2005.  Locations include the Glen Park BART Station, Glide Memorial Church, the Transbay Terminal, and 19th Street Oakland BART.  These are some pictures taken when I visited my local Glen Park station, and found it transported back in time to 1981.  This movie is well worth seeing, and it captures the sights and character of San Francisco.

 

A Daily Bugle newspapaper truck

 

 MUNI was an important part of the movie, with an older bus brought in for filming:

Inside the station, the modern advertisements were replaced with 1980's era posters for companies such as Quasar, PSA, and Smith-Corona, and movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.