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Flash of genius / #616

Author: John SeabrookBill SmitrovichDermot MulroneyAlan AldaLauren GrahamAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Juvenile audience : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen ed
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Videorecording
Legal films
Drama
Legal
Legal drama (Films)
Teatro
Named Person: Robert W Kearns; Robert W Kearns
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Seabrook; Bill Smitrovich; Dermot Mulroney; Alan Alda; Lauren Graham; Greg Kinnear; Marc Abraham; Philip Railsback; Michael Lieber; Roger Birnbaum; Gary Barber; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm); Universal Pictures (Firm); Strike Entertainment (Firm); Spyglass Entertainment (Firm); Intermittent Productions (Firm)
OCLC Number: 731335949
Language Note: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. English or dubbed Spanish dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Special features: Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Marc Abraham; feature commentary with director Marc Abraham. Bonus features not rated, not all subtitled.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Based on the article "The flash of genius" written by John Seabrook.
Credits: Director of photography, Dante Spinotti ; editor, Jill Savitt ; music, Aaron Zigman.
Performer(s): Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney, Bill Smitrovich.
Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC, widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual layer format.
Contents: Special features: Anamorphic widescreen version --
Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Marc Abraham --
Feature commentary with director Marc Abraham --
Language: English Dolby digital 5.1 ; Spanish Dolby digital 5.1 --
Subtitles: Englis SDH, Spanish, French.
Responsibility: Intermittent Productions ; Spyglass Entertainment ; Strike Entertainment ; Universal Pictures.
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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.

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