Smart House (1999)

TV Movie  |  TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  26 June 1999 (USA)
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A teenager wins a fully automated dream house in a competition, but soon the computer controlling it begins to take over.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Cooper
Ben Cooper
Sara Barnes
Katie Volding ...
Angie Cooper
Emilio Borelli ...
Jason Lansing ...
Joshua Boyd ...
Gwen Patroni
Niles Calloway ...
Passing Kid (as Sean Donahuoe)
Nicole Bailey ...
Pretty Girl
Rachel Duncan ...


A 13 year old boy wins a computerized home manned by a cyborg maid named PAT. When he and his dad move into the house, he figures that his dad will cease considering re-marrying anyone since the house and PAT can handle all of the cooking and cleaning chores. However, his father soon shows an interest in the computer programmer. This sets the boy into tinkering with PAT's program and sets in motion a too wife (and mother)-like nagging robot. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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26 June 1999 (USA)  »

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A Casa Inteligente  »

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At the beginning of the movie, the newspaper retrieval slot is hardly bigger than a folded newspaper, yet later when Sarah uses it to enter she goes through fine. See more »


Angie: [to Sara] Are you a genius?
Ben: I've heard Geniuses are impossible to live with. They make everyone around them feel inferior.
Sara: You don't have to worry, I'm not that smart.
Ben: Oh no, you shouldn't sell yourself short, you should be proud of your big... giant brain.
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References The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »


C'est La Vie
Performed by B*Witched
Written by Edele Lynch, Keavy Lynch, Lindsay Armaou (as Lindsay Armou),
Sinéad O'Carroll (as Sinead O'Carrol), Ray Hedges, Martin Brannigan and Tracy Ackerman
Published by Sugarfree Music/Buck's Music, Chrysalis Music (ASCAP), BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP) d/b/o 19 Music Ltd.,
Polygram Music Publishing, Inc.
B*Witched provided courtesy of Sony Music (UK) Limited
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Made for Kids
6 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie when I was in late elementary school. As a kid, you could care less about acting or a dumb story - as long as the movie or show was entertaining. Mom and dad on the other hand, probably though different. I absolutely loved it because the house did all sorts of cool things.

I'm now 23 years old and a filmmaker, and I remember most of the scenes in this film.

The movie was made 100% for kids, and therefor they can get away with terrible acting. The acting is made for kids...very dumb down...very explanatory for a young one. An adult would consider it horrible - because it really is horrible, but a 13 year old would most likely love it. The story is interesting, but the acting can't even be rated because it's a movie for kids. However, most of these "kid movies" do have a good message behind them.

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