Flash Of Genius

Flash Of Genius.

By Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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Academy Award(R) nominee Greg Kinnear stars in this inspiring true story about an ordinary man and his extraordinary fight against one of the most powerful corporations in the country. Dr. Robert Kearns (Kinnear) and his family are on their way to achieving the American Dream when he invents a device that can be used in every car in the world. But when an auto giant steals his idea, Robert does the unthinkable: He takes on the corporate titan in a battle nobody thinks he can win. Co-starring Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney and Lauren Graham, it's the remarkable, feel-good journey critics are calling "hugely entertaining!" (Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com).

DVD Special Features: Deleted Scenes, Director Commentary

Other Special Features: Languages: English and Spanish; Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1

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Additional features
Languages: English and Spanish; Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
Cast
Greg Kinnear, Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney, Lauren Graham
Closed captioning
No
Director
Marc Abraham
English rating
PG
Format
DVD
Language
English
Number of discs
1.0
Quebec rating
G
Run time (minutes)
120.0
Studio
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Widescreen
Yes
Brand
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Product Identifiers
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31033776
SKU
6000189231963
UPC
2519503257

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Flash Of Genius is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this film is awesome Based on the true story of college professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns' long battle with the U.S. automobile industry, Flash of Genius tells the tale of one man whose fight to receive recognition for his ingenuity would come at a heavy price. But this determined engineer refused to be silenced, and he took on the corporate titans in a battle that nobody thought he could win. The Kearns were a typical 1960s Detroit family, trying to live their version of the American Dream. Local university professor Bob married teacher Phyllis and, by their mid-thirties, had six kids who brought them a hectic but satisfying Midwestern existence. 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 embraced Bob's creation unceremoniously shunned the man who invented it. 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 for that matter, anyone's work-be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. And while paying the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity, this everyday David will try the unthinkable: to bring Goliath to his knees. Written by Anonymous The film's title comes from the 1941 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Cuno Engineering Corp. v. Automatic Devices Corp. that suggested an invention had to reveal the "flash of creative genius" to be patentable. A new U.S. patent act took effect in 1952 that eliminated the "flash of creative genius" requirement by adding the provision that "Patentability shall not be negatived by the manner in which the invention was made." In effect, the new provision recognized that patentable inventions can result from long toil and experimentation. This movie has the soundtrack of the classic 1962 instrumental hit "Green Onions" by Booker T & the MG's making it an exceptionally good value.
Date published: 2013-04-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Interesting, but boring This was a very interesting movie, but very drawn out. This is a movie people should watch once to learn about what happened, but probably not one that you watch more than once.
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2010-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2009-08-14
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