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PG-13| 2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
When college professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) develops an intermittent windshield wiper, he believes he, his wife (Lauren Graham) and their children will be set for life. Though the invention is a big hit with automakers in 1960s Detroit, Kearns finds himself forced out of the picture. Determined to collect the recognition and financial reward due him, he wages an arduous legal battle with the auto industry.

Cast: Greg Kinnear , Lauren Graham , Dermot Mulroney , Jake Abel , Daniel Roebuck , Tim Kelleher , Bill Smitrovich , Alan Alda

Director: Marc Abraham

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Universal Studios

Flash of Genius (2008)

Release Date: October 3rd, 2008|2 hr. min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 8 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Kearns' conflict is readable in Kinnear's every word and gesture. His performance is worth cheering. show more

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    An enjoyable way to start the Oscar season. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The courtroom scenes emphasize the movie's potency as a David and Goliath saga. But the film's strength lies in its fact-based story of a wronged man turned crusader, played with vigor by Kinnear. show more

  • November 10, 2011 Artdraculclark
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    boring office trash

  • October 19, 2008 CMBDuffy
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    It was a little too long and slow...but a very interesting story!

  • October 09, 2008 jfpn4
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    Great movie. I would recommend it for adults only. Great acting.

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