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Title Flash of genius [videorecording] / Intermittent Productions ; Spyglass Entertainment ; Strike Entertainment ; Universal Pictures ; produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Michael Lieber ; written by Philip Railsback ; directed by Marc Abraham.

Publication Info. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]

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Description 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD, widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Note Title from container.
Cast Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney, Bill Smitrovich.
Credits Director of photography, Dante Spinotti ; editor, Jill Savitt ; music, Aaron Zigman.
Note Based on the article "The flash of genius" written by John Seabrook.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language.
Summary Based on the true story of Robert Kearns. The Kearns' were a typical 1960s Detroit family. Bob is a college professor and part-time inventor. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns' think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants, who originally embraced Bob's creation, unceremoniously shuns him. Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of litigation, Bob is haunted by what was done to his family and their future. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his life's work, or anyone else's for that matter, should be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. He and his family pay the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity.
Note Special features: Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Marc Abraham; feature commentary with director Marc Abraham.
Language English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Kearns, Robert W. -- Drama.
Inventors -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Drama.
Windshield wipers -- United States -- Drama.
Automobile industry and trade -- United States -- Drama.
Procedure (Law) -- Drama.
Inventores -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro.
Automóviles -- Industria y comercio -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro.
Genre/Form Legal films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Legal -- Feature.
Legal drama (Films).
Added Author Barber, Gary.
Birnbaum, Roger.
Lieber, Michael, 1945-
Railsback, Philip.
Abraham, Marc, 1949 May 28-
Kinnear, Greg, 1963-
Graham, Lauren.
Alda, Alan, 1936-
Mulroney, Dermot.
Smitrovich, Bill.
Seabrook, John. Flash of genius.
Intermittent Productions (Firm)
Spyglass Entertainment (Firm)
Strike Entertainment (Firm)
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Standard No. 025195032575
Music No. 61104076 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

 
    
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