Flash of Genius

Synopsis: 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 hi
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Marc Abraham
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Metacritic:
57
Rotten Tomatoes:
59%
PG-13
Year:
2008
119 min
$4,234,040
Website
198 Views


Friday. I have

to call his mom.

KATHY:
Can I go...

TIM:
"Police described

the badly decomposed

body..."

I don't think so today,

sweetie. I don't know.

"...as one of the most

gruesome crimes..."

PATRICK:
Qhat time?

Qhat is that?

My current event.

I thought we agreed

we weren't doing

murders for a while.

KATHY:
Mom, what

about after school?

Honey, good morning.

Hey.

You tired?

No, I'm fine.

Qhat time did

you come to bed?

I don't really know.

Are you substituting

today?

(QAILING)

Yeah, fourth grade.

Eat something.

BOB:
No, no. I'll get

something at school.

That seems like a lot.

No, they called.

It's at Pat's school,

and so I can pick

them up after anyway.

Qell, who's gonna

watch him?

And I'm gonna take

him to the...

Don't worry about it.

Eat something, honey.

Okay. Hey.

Bye, kids.

All right?

TIM:
See you, Dad.

DENNIS:
Bye, Dad.

PATRICK:
Bye, Dad.

Don't use your

wipers today.

Bob, what?

Yeah, I needed

the motor.

Honey, what

if it rains?

No, no. It's

not gonna rain.

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

BOB:
Good morning,

everybody. I want

to welcome you all

to the first day of

the quarter for Applied

Electrical Engineering.

My name is Dr. Robert Kearns

and I'd like to start

by talking to you

about ethics.

I can't think of a job

or a career where the

understanding of ethics

is more important

than engineering.

Qho designed

the artificial

aortic heart valve?

An engineer did that.

And who designed

the gas chambers

at Auschwitz?

An engineer did that, too.

One man was responsible

for helping save tens

of thousands of lives,

another man

helped kill millions.

Now, I don't know what

any of you are gonna end

up doing in your lives,

but I can guarantee you

that there will come a day

where you have

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