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Jack Brown Genius (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Sci-Fi  |  1994 (New Zealand)
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Jack Brown
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Dennis
Stuart Devenie ...
Elmer
Edward Campbell ...
Boss
Lisa Chappell ...
Sylvia
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A thousand years ago, in England, the crazy monk Elmer wears a pair of wings and tries to fly from a high tower. He dies, and his soul is doomed to the eternity in hell for committing suicide. In the present days, in New Zeland, Elmer has the last chance to prove that men can fly and save his soul: his spirit enters in the brain of a very intelligent inventor, Jack Brown, and forces him to try to fly. Jack uses his last creation, an amplifier in a tape record, to succeed in the journey, but his invention is strongly desired by his former boss and his lover, who want to sell it to a Chinese investor. Jack's girlfriend helps him to accomplish his intent. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content, partial nudity and some violence | See all certifications »
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Crazy and Silly, But Also Funny and With Potential of Cult Movie
21 March 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A thousand years ago, in England, the crazy monk Elmer (Stuart Devenie) wears a pair of wings and tries to fly from a high tower. He dies, and his soul is doomed to the eternity in hell for committing suicide. In the present days, in New Zeland, Elmer has the last chance to prove that men can fly and save his soul: his spirit enters in the brain of a very intelligent inventor, Jack Brown (Timothy Balme), and forces him to try to fly. Jack uses his last creation, an amplifier in a tape record, to succeed in the journey, but his invention is strongly desired by his former boss and his lover, who want to sell it to a Chinese investor. Jack's girlfriend helps him to accomplish his intent. "Jack Brown Genius" is a crazy and silly, but also funny comedy. It has the rhythm and elements of a cartoon, with the hero, his girlfriend and the villains. The major attractions are the names of now famous Peter Jackson, and Timothy Balme, from "Braindead". This film is a good unpretentious entertainment and has some potential of cult movie. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Um Gênio Chamado Jack Brown" ("A Genius Called Jack Brown")


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