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Genius (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Family  -  21 August 1999 (USA)
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Charlie Boyle finds that even his high IQ can't solve all of his problems when he takes on a double life in order to make friends his own age.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Charlie Boyle aka Chaz Anthony
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Claire Addison
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Dr. Krickstein
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Mike MacGregor
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Dean Wallace
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Coach Addison
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Dad Boyle
Patrick Thomas ...
Odie
Matthew Koller ...
Deion
Chuck Campbell ...
Hugo Peplo
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Omar Sullivan
Darryl Pring ...
Bear Berczinski
Sandi Ross ...
Teacher
Adam Blake ...
Street Hockey Kid #1
Michael Colton ...
Street Hockey Kid #2
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Charlie, science wiz, hockey lover, and all around genius, is tired of being friendless. It's bad enough that he's in college before he's 14 helping a scientist who's in the midst of trying to defy gravity. So, in order to make his life exactly how he wants it, Charlie reinvents himself by taking on the image of a slacker/bad boy and enrolls in the local Jr. high. But juggling two lives is tough, even for a genius. Written by Max Vaughn

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Comedy | Family

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Savant en herbe  »

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During the big game when the Rumbsin player went in the penalty box Charlie still had the microchip activated on his skate, going across the room even lifting his skate up on the desk, yet the Rumbsin players skate did nothing while in the box. See more »

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Dr. Krickstein: Well, you can't be in two places at once. Violates all fundimental laws of physics...
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A movie with genius worked into the outcome
5 January 2003 | by (Brentwood, California) – See all my reviews

This movie is about a 13 year old kid who is extremely smart. He is going off to college five years early, and has gotten letters from all of the main colleges. He goes off to one he favors and does not have so good of a time. I guess the movie is overall entertaining in all of the main scenes and sequencing in putting it together. The movie has a lot of people in it, which I am always going on and on about in other reviews. Because a movie with a lot of people in it is one that can be enjoyed by all different types of people because they can relate to the character in the movie because there are profuseness amounts of people that are of anomalous personalities and styles.

I like the basic structure of the movie, how it flows, the ending and how the characters act. I know that sometimes actors and actresses may have to do actions on television that they may not really want to do, and that could be one of the things that happened in this movie. There were a few spots that seemed like they would never happen, not that it was impossible, just that no one would ever do that particular scene. The college students in the film are really sarcastic and do well doing so. The thing that I like about this movie is how there is a lot of sneaking around going on. How the main character does something drastic to improve how he would be thought of by his students and his peers. This movie deals a lot with how people are thought of by others. About fitting in with the people that you want to be with, and not with the people that you have to be with.

I liked how all of the actors and actresses acted, with an understanding of their character and knowing how to act like someone of who they are not. I cannot think of anyone who did not do their optimum level of acting that was expected by the viewers, meaning that all of the people in the film did okay, or above okay. This is not a kind of typical film with everything so perfect it is just dull to watch, this movie possesses a sense of knowing what the plot is centered on. The writer of this movie obviously knew about what he was writing about, and not just guessing how the lives of teens and young adults act. There is some doubt in this movie. Not the predictable type, but the type where you actually don't know what will happen, unless something like a miracle appears. Furthermore, being that this is a Disney Channel Original movie, and not having spent a whole lot of time on it, I give this movie an 8.5 out of 10. The reason is because the movie could have been better in some ways, but it also had its good points.


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