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Smart House (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:

A Casa Inteligente See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alan Sacks Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Goofs

When the party is over, the girl in the maroon shirt runs out of the house twice. See more »

Quotes

Angie: Do you think you can at least manage some piggy tails?
Nick: [Puzzled] Uhmm...
Angie: [Refering to a party] Come on, let's go, We're late enough as it is.
Nick: What about your hair?
Angie: I'll just look like a freak! What else is new?
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Connections

References Beauty and the Beast (1991) 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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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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