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The Genius Club (2006)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  27 October 2006 (USA)
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Seven geniuses, with IQs over 200, are plucked from their lives on Christmas Eve to try to solve the world's problems in one night.

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Armand
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Rory Johnson
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Jacob Chernov
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Ally Simon
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Jose Delgado
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Professor Lee
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Tatiana
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Brian Mehlman
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Julia Endersol
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Steve
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Oliver
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A lunatic madman has placed a nuclear bomb 10 blocks from the White House. He enlists the President of the United States and a group of geniuses to try to solve the world's problems in one night. If they fail, the world will come to an end. The group attempt to solve world hunger, war, cancer, terrorism, rush hour traffic, jerks, and finally the meaning of life. By morning, the group finds redemption in themselves and quite possibly in the world... Written by Edward Bijan

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They Have One Night To Solve The World's Problems. See more »

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some disturbing content | See all certifications »

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27 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Duelo de genios  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Over 50 set-up shots were filmed in 1 day during the biggest scene in the movie. All of the actors had to perform and memorize close to 20 pages in 1 day. Yet they came through with flying colors, performing admirably and everyone still went home at 6 p.m. See more »

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Rest in His Promise
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Stephen Baldwin is in a class by himself
12 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Baldwin is probably one of the most talented and versatile actors in the world today, and the movie was terrific -- a wonderful addition to his brilliant portfolio. He is truly in a class by himself.

The rest of the cast is impressive; Tricia Helfer, Paula Jai Parker, Jack Scalia, Huntley Ritter, etc, but perhaps the most underrated actor of the movie is the Hispanic actor, Matt Medrano. I absolutely loved him in his role and he portrayed his character extremely well.

I consider myself to be a real movie buff (or couch potato depending on your perspective). This movie is absolutely magical in its ability to transport the viewer into this one night experience.

As for the last 15 minutes, I had stopped coughing for the first time in two days as I watched spellbound, but the tears that flowed as I felt so many tender and sad and wonderful things nearly choked me. Don't miss this film. Stay with it for the first 15 to 20 minutes (the not so good part) and let yourself get into the deeper and complex issues. As soon as the characters finally begin to reveal who they really are is when you sit up. At least for me.

I'm going to watch it again today, and tomorrow....


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