Flash of Genius | 2008

Drama, Adaptation
The Kearns were a typical 1960's 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 ...more

Cast

... Dr. Robert Kearns

Actor

... Phyllis Kearns

Actor

... Judge Michael Franks

Actor

... Ian Meillor

Actor

... Gil Previck

Actor

... Dennis Kearns (21 years)

Actor

... Charlie Defao

Actor

... Maryland Cop #1

Actor

... Maryland Cop #2

Actor

... Pete

Actor

... Scott

Actor

... Young Dennis

Actor

Company

Production Company

Canadian Film Capital Company

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

NBCUniversal Studios Sound

Production Company

Synopsis

The Kearns were a typical 1960's 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 experience. 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.

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