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Smart House (1999)

TV-G | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 26 June 1999
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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.

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LeVar Burton

Writers:

William Hudson (as William R. Hudson), Stu Krieger
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kilner ... Nick Cooper
Ryan Merriman ... Ben Cooper
Katey Sagal ... Pat
Jessica Steen ... Sara Barnes
Katie Volding ... Angie Cooper
Emilio Borelli ... Miles
Paul Linke ... Tuttle
Jason Lansing ... Johnny
Joshua Boyd ... Ryan
Raquel Beaudene ... Gwen Patroni
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

When Sarah confronts PAT at the locked room she has her goggles on her forehead, but when she runs into the other room her goggles are around her neck. See more »

Quotes

Nick: [PAT absorbs the keys when the Coopers try to escape] I don't understand why you're doing this, PAT!
Pat: [she appears from behind them] To protect you... and your children. The more I've learned about your world outside my walls... the more I've realized how dangerous and unpredictable it is.
[monochrome footage of burning and a Soviet Union parade show up on the wall]
Pat: Why would anyone ever want to venture out into it?
[stock footage of a nuclear explosion plays]
Nick: We can't stay here forever.
Pat: Well, why not? ...
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Brutalmoose: Smart House - Movie Review (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

The House Is Jumpin'
Performed by Barry Goldberg, John Philip Shenale, Sterling Smith
Vocals by Chán André
Written by Barry Goldberg and Jill Wisoff & Joel Diamond
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better than usual Disney material
26 December 2000 | by Zane-05See all my reviews

Hmmmm, why don't people seem to like this movie? I think it's one of the better made-for-Disney-Channel films in the last couple of years. After seeing how good Ryan Merriman was in Deep End, I was looking forward to Smart House and I wasn't disappointed. Hopefully, Ryan can do another Disney film in 2001.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Alan Sacks Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

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4:3
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