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Flash Of Genius (2009)
(DVD)

Call Number DVD/DRAMA/FLASH


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Published: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
Description:  1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 9786312653509,
Language:  English


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Based on the article "The flash of genius" written by John Seabrook

Originally released as a motion picture in 2008

Special features: Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Marc Abraham; feature commentary with director Marc Abraham

Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney, Bill Smitrovich

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

MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language

DVD, widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround

English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

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Additional Credits:
Barber, Gary
Birnbaum, Roger
Lieber, Michael
Railsback, Philip
Abraham, Marc, 1949 May 28-
Kinnear, Greg, 1963-
Graham, Lauren, 1967-
Alda, Alan, 1936-
Mulroney, Dermot
Smitrovich, Bill
Seabrook, John.
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