- Published: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2009.
- Year Published: 2009
- Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: DVD
- Barber, Gary.
- Birnbaum, Roger.
- Lieber, Michael.
- Railsback, Philip.
- Abraham, Marc.
- Kinnear, Greg, 1963-
- Graham, Lauren.
- Alda, Alan, 1936-
- Mulroney, Dermot.
- Smitrovich, Bill.
- Seabrook, John.
- Intermittent Productions.
- Spyglass Entertainment (Firm)
- Strike Entertainment (Firm)
- Universal Pictures (Firm)
- Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
- Kearns, Robert W. -- Drama.
- Inventors -- Drama. -- Michigan -- Detroit
- Windshield wipers -- Drama. -- United States
- Automobile industry and trade -- Drama. -- United States
- Procedure (Law) -- Drama.
- Legal films.
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
- Feature films.
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Call number: DVD Drama Flash
Available Copies: Pittsfield Adult
Based on the article "The flash of genius" written by John Seabrook.
Special features: Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Marc Abraham; feature commentary with director Marc Abraham.
Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney, Bill Smitrovich.
Based on the true story of Robert Kearns. The Kearns' were a typical 1960s Detroit family. Bob is a college professor and part-time inventor. 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 originally embraced Bob's creation, unceremoniously shuns him. 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 anyone else's for that matter, should be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. He and his family pay the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity.
DVD, widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Flash of genius.
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