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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.

Director:

LeVar Burton

Writers:

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

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

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smart House See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alan Sacks Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, the newspaper retrieval slot is hardly bigger than a folded newspaper, yet later when Sarah uses it to enter she goes through fine. See more »

Quotes

Ben: Pat, take it easy.
Pat: Easy? You think I wouldn't rather be taking it easy? But no, I'm too busy keeping up with the Coopers! Slaving away in a hot control room, doing homework, throwing parties, keeping schedules, making your lives perfect. So you can bring another woman into my domain? I don't think so, mister. I am a mother like no other and I will not sit back and allow myself to be preempted!
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Connections

References Green Acres (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Slam Dunk
Performed by Five
Composed by Denniz Pop, Max Martin (as Martin Sandberg), Herbie Crichlow (as Herbert Crichlow),
Jacob Schulze
Published by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP) on behalf of Cheiron Songs/BMS Music Publishing Scandinavia AB.
Also published by Zomba Enterprises, Inc./Grantsville Publishing, Ltd. (Admin.) by Zomba Enterprises,
Inc. (ASCAP) (for United States and Canada)/Grantsville Publishing, Ltd. (Administered by Zomba Music Publishers,
, Ltd. for the rest of the world) and Mega Scandinavia A/S.
Five provided courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Family giggle galore!
3 July 2004 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Nick Cooper (Kevin Kilner) is a widower trying to raise two children, Ryan and Katie. Ryan, who misses his real mother very much, has a head for computers. When a contest is announced for a family to win a computer controlled house, Ryan secretly enters his family. They win! Nick is a bit reluctant to make the move until he gets a look at the home's attractive designer, Sara. Deciding to give it a whirl, Nick, Ryan and Katie begin living in the "smart" house. What could go wrong? Plenty.

This movie falls into the realm of good, clean fun. The house "talks", with a voice brought to life by Katey Sagal; consider her a kinder, gentler "big brother". The children are charming and intriguing while the film contains a romance, which should please the adult viewers. Families searching for nice films for a wintery Saturday night at home should consider this one. It is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.


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