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

Barber, Gary. (Added Author). Birnbaum, Roger. (Added Author). Lieber, Michael. (Added Author). Railsback, Philip. (Added Author). Abraham, Marc, 1949- (Added Author). Kinnear, Greg, 1963- (Added Author). Graham, Lauren. (Added Author). Alda, Alan, 1936- (Added Author). Mulroney, Dermot. (Added Author). Smitrovich, Bill. (Added Author). Seabrook, John. Flash of genius. (Added Author). Intermittent Productions. (Added Author). Spyglass Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Strike Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Universal Pictures (Firm) (Added Author). Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney, Bill Smitrovich. (Cast).
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  • 29 of 29 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville DVD ADULT-F FLASH 2520 (Text) 34706001164872 DVD Fiction Available -
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Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library DVD PG-13 FLA (Text) 33187002719801 Digital Video Disc Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch DVD.c FLASH OF GENIUS (Text) 78294000222239 DVD Available -
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon DVD DRAMA FLA (Text) 30653003408747 Adult Drama dvd Available -
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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]

Content descriptions

General Note:
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.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Dante Spinotti ; editor, Jill Savitt ; music, Aaron Zigman.
Participant or Performer Note:
Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney, Bill Smitrovich.
Summary, etc.:
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 shun 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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
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.
Autom├│viles > Industria y comercio > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Genre: Legal films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Legal > Feature.
Legal drama (Films)

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