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

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The heavy rain stopped one day before shooting permitting the film to continue shooting unobstructed. See more »

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Rest in His Promise
By David Ruis
(from Vineyard Voices: Every Move I Make)
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Must see! Great film!
9 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are so few great movies these days - the ones that really make you think - and where you leave the theater and keep on thinking about what was really happening in the movie - this is one of the GREAT ones!

The plot line takes place in Washington DC during Christmas. A madman is holding the city hostage with a nuclear bomb. The beauty is that the madman is a true genius. And everyone he has called to play this dangerous game with him is also a genius. So - he has created the "Genius Club" to play a game with the lives of millions of people to try and solve all the world's problems in one night. Since he is such a genius, the bomb he has constructed is highly sophisticated as well. It's a race against time - for the bomb and for the Genius Club.

I was at the edge of my seat until the very end of the movie - and wondering also what I would have guessed or said if I had been playing that dangerous game in the room with the President.

Strong personalities and heavy tension mounts as time grows short. Suspense, deep, thought-provoking and has a great message - and the acting was excellent. Can't wait to go again!


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