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The Genius Club (2006)

PG  |   |  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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Professor Lee
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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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Duelo de genios  »

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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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very original story....
22 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Genius Club definitely will not bore you. By far the most engrossing movie I've ever watched. I saw this on the big screen in Dallas and throughout most of this masterpiece I kept asking myself, "where is this movie going?"

I was looking over my shoulder and racking my brain throughout this movie trying to figure out how the game always managed to stay one step ahead of Tom Sizemore's character. Okay, so it asks you to accept some pretty wild premises and some fairly insane leaps of logic. Okay, so after you think about it, the suspense really has no sensible roots. The bottom line is that this movie is fun to watch.

For 2 hours The Genius Club takes your mind and twists it ruthlessly, contorting it in any way it so desires. Maybe this is why some didn't like it - the debates on the issues remains steady until the Bible student and the atheist (played marvelously by Stephen Baldwin) go head to head. As a Christian, I don't find it odd that people hate this film, even though it simply has a Christian character (they can't even allow 1 Christian character in a film without going berserk).

Jack Scalia is the perfect actor for this role, he played the President flawlessly. I love this movie, it's definitely going to turn heads when it comes out on DVD later.


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