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Smart House (1999)

TV-G | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 26 June 1999
A teenager wins a fully automated dream house in a competition, but soon the computer controlling it begins to take over and everything gets out of control, then Ben the teenager calms down the computer named Pat and everything goes back to normal.

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Pat
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Sara Barnes
Katie Volding ...
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Miles
Paul Linke ...
Tuttle
Jason Lansing ...
Johnny
Joshua Boyd ...
Ryan
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Gwen Patroni
Niles Calloway ...
Charlie
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Passing Kid (as Sean Donahuoe)
Nicole Bailey ...
Pretty Girl
Rachel Duncan ...
Judy
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Natalie
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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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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When The Computer At Home Has Opinions Of Her Own!

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi

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26 June 1999 (USA)  »

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A Casa Inteligente  »

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Goofs

When Sarah confronts PAT at the locked room she has her goggles on her forehead, but when she runs into the other room her goggles are around her neck. See more »

Quotes

Nick: We can't stay here forever.
Pat: Well, why not? Haven't I given you everything you've asked for?
Ben: We're kids. We need fresh air and exercise.
Pat: But I can give you synthetic fresh air and virtual exercise.
Angie: We still need to go to school.
Pat: Haven't you heard about home schooling?
Ben: Yeah, but not where the home's the one doing the schooling.
Nick: What about friends? Kids can't exist without their friends.
Pat: Oh, well we can be each other's best friends.
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Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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The House Is Jumpin'
Performed by Barry Goldberg, John Philip Shenale, Sterling Smith
Vocals by Chán André
Written by Barry Goldberg and Jill Wisoff & Joel Diamond
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Cute, but . . .
10 March 2004 | by (Providence, RI) – See all my reviews

A cute little Disney feature. In fact, "cute" says it all; Kevin Kilner as the father is very cute indeed, and the romance between him and Jessica Steen (the creator of the Smart House in the title) is adorable. And the kids, of course, are very sweet. But the plot is achingly wheezy; even a couple of references to Kubrick's 2001 can't save it. The best thing about it is the ever-enjoyable Katey Sagal, who voices the Smart House and who never fails to entertain. The other actors - notwithstanding their adorability - seem to be sleepwalking through the script. This might be a good choice for a rainy afternoon and a houseful of kids - but it would be best to have a couple of other movies in your pocket at the same time.


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