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 teenage Ben must calm the computer named PAT.

Director:

LeVar Burton

Writers:

William Hudson (as William R. Hudson), Stu Krieger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katey Sagal ... Pat
Ryan Merriman ... Ben
Katie Volding ... Angie
Kevin Kilner ... Nick
Jessica Steen ... Sara
Emilio Borelli ... Miles
Paul Linke ... Tuttle
Jason Lansing ... Johnny
Joshua Boyd ... Ryan
Raquel Beaudene ... Gwen
Niles Calloway ... Charlie
Sean P. Donahue ... Passing Kid (as Sean Donahuoe)
Nicole Bailey Nicole Bailey ... Pretty Girl
Rachel Duncan Rachel Duncan ... Judy
Susan Haskell ... Natalie
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Storyline

A 13-year-old boy wins a computerized house 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 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 setting in motion a too-wife (and mother)-like nagging robot. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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When The Computer At Home Has Opinions Of Her Own!

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Ryan Merriman (Ben) would later star in The Luck of the Irish(2001). Which is also a Disney movie coincidently he loves basketball in both films. See more »

Goofs

During the interview when the lady reporter asks a question she doesn't have a microphone, but when she asks a second question she has a microphone, and when it goes to all the reporters laughing she doesn't have a microphone. See more »

Quotes

Angie: [to Sara] Are you a genius?
Nick: [Sara opens her mouth to speak, but Nick interrupts her] I believe she is.
Sara: You know, I hear that geniuses are impossible to live with. That they make everyone else around them feel inferior.
Sara: Oh, well then, you don't have to worry, I'm not that smart.
Ben: No, no, don't sell yourself short, you should be proud of your big... giant brain.
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The House Is Jumpin'
Performed by Barry Goldberg, John Philip Shenale (as Phil Shenale), Sterling Smith
Vocals by Chán André
Written by Barry Goldberg and Jill Wisoff & Joel Diamond
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Good concept, bad execution
29 April 2000 | by poberdoo_flinkySee all my reviews

Like many of the recent made for TV Disney movies, (i.e. Johnny Tsunami, Genius, You Lucky Dog, among others) Smart House has a potentially good story line. All of these movies turned out stupid though. The directing is poor, as well as the acting. The script is questionable. Also I do not like all of the modern allusions from the "popular world" and disney references inside the movie. Smart House could have been a good movie, but there are just too many dumb things in it. I especially dislike the pointless and overdone climaxes in each of these movies. I give Smart House a 4 out of 10


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1999 (USA) See more »

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Alan Sacks Productions See more »
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4:3
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