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The Genius Club (2006)

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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Timothy A. Chey (as Tim Chey)

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Timothy A. Chey (as Tim Chey)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Sizemore ... Armand
Stephen Baldwin ... Rory Johnson
Jacob Bonnema Jacob Bonnema ... Jacob Chernov
Tricia Helfer ... Ally Simon
Matt Medrano ... Jose Delgado
Philip Moon ... Professor Lee
Paula Jai Parker ... Tatiana
Huntley Ritter ... Brian Mehlman
Jack Scalia ... President
Carol Abney ... Julia Endersol
Delaine Yates ... Karen Mehlman
Arch Bonnema Arch Bonnema ... Chief of Staff
Jack Guzman ... Steve
Evan Grayson ... Oliver
Rachel Wittman ... Field reporter
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Storyline

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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They Have One Night To Solve The World's Problems. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deus Existe See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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RiverRain Productions See more »
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Color
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Aired on TV Nationwide reaching 55 million homes. See more »

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Rest in His Promise
By David Ruis
(from Vineyard Voices: Every Move I Make)
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Do not read if your IQ's below 200
7 October 2008 | by mues-leeSee all my reviews

While I am neither an expert of movie mechanics nor of the so-called art of acting, there are a few points worth sharing to this piece of work:

  • This movie may be viewed as dumbed-down pseudo-dramatic - or as brilliantly mocking the 'intense thrillers' of our dear Hollywood time and age. - The questions the movie concerns itself may appear to be a bit huge to fit into our daily lives, and the answers may seem to be the most radical ones (or the most normal, depending on your point of view and degree of thinking). There is, however, no doubt that a thinking mind must come across both question and answer as portrayed here. - This movie will hurt, if you choose to see it with open eyes. Since most people prefer feeling decently dazed to seeing the truth, this will not be a popular movie. - Hopefully, I am wrong about the previous point. I would justify my hopes for us as a human race.


Oh, and - you really don't have to be a genius to get this movie: Think for yourself. Few messages in this world are as beautiful as this.


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