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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
Format
Video; DVD
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.
Director
Marc Abraham
Performers
Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney, Bill Smitrovich.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
120 min.
Language
English or dubbed Spanish dialogue; optional French or Spanish subtitles; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Rating
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language
Notes
  • Based on the article "The flash of genius" written by John Seabrook.
  • Special features: Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Marc Abraham; feature commentary with director Marc Abraham.
Credits
Director of photography, Dante Spinotti ; editor, Jill Savitt ; music, Aaron Zigman ; costume designer, Luis Sequeira ; production designer, Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski.
Published
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
Publisher no.
61104076 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Description
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, NTSC; widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
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