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 ...
Emilio Borelli ...
Miles
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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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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 »

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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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Slam Dunk
Performed by Five
Composed by Denniz Pop, Max Martin (as Martin Sandberg), Herbie Crichlow (as Herbert Crichlow),
Jacob Schultz
Published by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP) on behalf of Cheiron Songs/BMS Music Publishing Scandinavia AB.
Also published by Zomba Enterprises, Inc./Grantsville Publishing, Ltd. (Admin.) by Zomba Enterprises,
Inc. (ASCAP) (for United States and Canada)/Grantsville Publishing, Ltd. (Administered by Zomba Music Publishers,
, Ltd. for the rest of the world) and Mega Scandinavia A/S.
Five provided courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Family giggle galore!
3 July 2004 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Nick Cooper (Kevin Kilner) is a widower trying to raise two children, Ryan and Katie. Ryan, who misses his real mother very much, has a head for computers. When a contest is announced for a family to win a computer controlled house, Ryan secretly enters his family. They win! Nick is a bit reluctant to make the move until he gets a look at the home's attractive designer, Sara. Deciding to give it a whirl, Nick, Ryan and Katie begin living in the "smart" house. What could go wrong? Plenty.

This movie falls into the realm of good, clean fun. The house "talks", with a voice brought to life by Katey Sagal; consider her a kinder, gentler "big brother". The children are charming and intriguing while the film contains a romance, which should please the adult viewers. Families searching for nice films for a wintery Saturday night at home should consider this one. It is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.


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