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Flash of Genius

Based on a true story, Flash of Genius recounts the experiences of Robert Kearns (played by Greg Kinnear), a college professor who invents an intermittent windshield wiper. Although he is unsuccessful at selling his patented technology, he soon discovers his work has been incorporated into new models of cars. Convinced he has been robbed of the credit and financial rewards of his work, he launches a lawsuit against the U.S. automotive industry. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 119
Theater Release: 02 Oct 2008
Video Release: 17 Feb 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Flash of Genius is rated PG-13: for brief strong language.

Cast: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda
Studio: 2008 Universal Studios
Website: Official site for Flash of Genius.

Detailed Review

I clearly recall the day I was sitting in our family's Ford Fairlane and I told my dad I had a great idea. Why doesn't someone make a way to… 
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Why Is Flash of Genius Rated PG-13?

This story of a frustrated inventor received a PG-13 rating from the US MPAA (Motion… 
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Talk It Over

Is justice always worth pursuing? Aside from money, what other ways did Bob Kearns pay… 
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