Father of Invention | 2011
Millionaire infomercial guru Robert Axle loses everything when one of his inventions has a design flaw that accidentally chops off the fingers of thousands of customers. After serving eight years in prison, a disgraced Axle is released, and ready to redeem his name and rebuild his empire with a new innovation. However, Axle's ex-wife has spent all of his money and moved into his house with her new husband. Out of desperation, he finds a part-time job as a janitor, and is forced to move in with his estranged daughter and her overprotective roommates. Despite these setbacks, he is determined to pitch his newest gadget and rebuild his infomercial empire. But the world has changed in the last decade, and Axle finds himself out of step with current technology, his family and the self-confidence that made him king of the infomercials in the past. With all his wheels spinning, Axle soon realizes that before he can be successful with his new creation, he must first reinvent himself.