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Flash of Genius (2008) - Movie Details

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119 min.
Release Date
October 3, 2008
DVD Release Date
February 17, 2009
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Running Time
119 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language

Based on the true story of college professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns' (Greg Kinnear) 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.

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Technology innovation is key to survival. Windshield wipers allow us to see in the rain. And windshield wiper innovation is perfect material for a thrilling movie of suspense, mystery and drama. Yes, Flash of Genius is about windshield wipers - or at least the invention of an improved windshield wiper that an earnest inventor creates only to have Ford steal it away from him, destroying his family, reputation and mind in the process. Full movie review »
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