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The Genius Club (2006)

Seven geniuses, with IQs over 200, are plucked from their lives on Christmas Eve to try to solve the world's problems in one night.

Director:

Timothy A. Chey (as Tim Chey)

Writer:

Timothy A. Chey (as Tim Chey)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Sizemore ... Armand
Stephen Baldwin ... Rory Johnson
Jacob Bonnema Jacob Bonnema ... Jacob Chernov
Tricia Helfer ... Ally Simon
Matt Medrano ... Jose Delgado
Philip Moon ... Professor Lee
Paula Jai Parker ... Tatiana
Huntley Ritter ... Brian Mehlman
Jack Scalia ... President
Carol Abney ... Julia Endersol
Delaine Yates ... Karen Mehlman
Arch Bonnema Arch Bonnema ... Chief of Staff
Jack Guzman ... Steve
Evan Grayson ... Oliver
Rachel Wittman ... Field reporter
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A lunatic madman has placed a nuclear bomb 10 blocks from the White House. He enlists the President of the United States and a group of geniuses to try to solve the world's problems in one night. If they fail, the world will come to an end. The group attempt to solve world hunger, war, cancer, terrorism, rush hour traffic, jerks, and finally the meaning of life. By morning, the group finds redemption in themselves and quite possibly in the world... Written by Edward Bijan

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They Have One Night To Solve The World's Problems. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The nuclear bomb scene was filmed in the basement where 'Fight Club' was filmed. The bomb could not be carried down to the basement, so the crew filmed the bomb sequence at the sound stage. See more »

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Rest in His Promise
By David Ruis
(from Vineyard Voices: Every Move I Make)
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My Two Cents
14 October 2008 | by fortlauderdale-1See all my reviews

First I'll throw in my two cents on an issue I wish I didn't have to comment on. This is a remarkable film for no other reason that it evokes passion. The critics who dislike the film continue to bash only the religious implications. But this is disingenuous. Surely, a film can stand on its merits regardless of whether one believes in God or not.

Movies that toyed with similar themes, like "12 Angry Men" or "Beautiful Mind," though great films, do not come close to packing the emotional wallop this film delivers. I dare anyone to tell me they didn't get teared up as the movie progressed and the characters reveal their own tragedies.

Of course as a realist drama, the performances in the film are crucial. Scalia is outstanding, as one would expect, but so is Tom Sizemore and the rest of the cast. Part of this must be due to the filmmakers, as Scalia, for example, doesn't come across nearly as well to me in some of his other films.

If The Genius Club has a flaw, it's that its relatively short (compared to the material available) running time makes for some unexplained or shallow turnabouts of character in the complex of good/evil interplay. The casino owner seems particularly distant to the viewer, for example, which is appropriate to the final state of her character, but which could have been explained better in transformation. But how wonderful is it to have a casino owner - the ingenuity of bringing the most shallow world and mixing it in with real religion is nothing short of imaginative audacity.

Finally note the contrast between the restrained closing scene (which is also the climax) and the melodramatic style of the almost everything that has preceded it in the film.

This is a fabulous, heartrending film, with grand, biblical and universal subtexts and an unusually developed but extremely charming romance. Unless you're completely averse to realist drama, you must see 'Genius Club' at least once.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deus Existe See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$223,827
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