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Flash of genius

Author: Marc AbrahamPhilip RailsbackGary BarberRoger BirnbaumMichael LieberAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen versionView all editions and formats
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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 shun him. Ignored, threatened and then  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Legal films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Legal
Legal drama (Films)
Film adaptations
Drama
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Named Person: John Seabrook; Robert W Kearns
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Abraham; Philip Railsback; Gary Barber; Roger Birnbaum; Michael Lieber; Greg Kinnear; Lauren Graham; Alan Alda; Dermot Mulroney; Bill Smitrovich; Aaron Zigman; Dante Spinotti; John Seabrook; Intermittent Productions.; Spyglass Entertainment (Firm); Strike Entertainment (Firm); Universal Pictures (Firm); Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 274228862
Language Note: English or dubbed Spanish dialogue; optional French or Spanish subtitles; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
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 ; art direction, Patrick Banister ; set decoration, Peter Nicolakakos ; executive producers, Thomas A. Bliss, J. Miles Dale, Jonathan Glickman, Eric Newman.
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney, Bill Smitrovich.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language.
Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation (2.40:1).
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.
Other Titles: Flash of genius (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Intermittent Productions ; Spyglass Entertainment ; Strike Entertainment ; Universal Pictures ; produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Michael Lieber ; written by Philip Railsback ; directed by Marc Abraham.
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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 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.

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