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If I Had Known I Was a Genius (2007)

A teenager with a high I.Q. who decides to become an actor. When his TV show gets cancelled, he is faced with a difficult career choice.

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Dominique Wirtschafter (as Domenique Lett-Wirtschafter)

Writer:

Markus Redmond
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Credited cast:
Markus Redmond ... Michael Reed
Whoopi Goldberg ... Mom
Keith David ... Dad
Debra Wilson ... Teresa Reed
Sharon Stone ... Gloria Fremont
Tara Reid ... Stephanie Robbins
Della Reese ... Nana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nikita Ager ... Cute Girl Club
Reed Alexander ... Gifted kid #1
John Balma ... Gifted School Teacher
Daniel Benzali ... Walter
Jenica Bergere ... Bitchy Young Woman
Nadia Bjorlin ... Faith
Kwesi Boakye ... Little Boy
Mark Boone Junior ... Engine Man
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Underestimated and completely misunderstood boy genius living with a dysfunctional family goes through a series of life challenges and finds it very difficult to fit in anywhere. He finds his true calling when his path collides with his drama teacher who notices his special gift and potential to become an exceptional actor. He attemps to realize his dream of becoming an actor but not without facing desbelief and contempt from both his family and friends. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2007 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Genius: If Only I Had Known See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Very Good Film, Definitely Worth A Look!
24 February 2007 | by Horror_Fan01See all my reviews

I Saw this at The sundance festival, being a Tara Reid fan, for some reason, i was really not interested in seeing this, but i ended up seeing it, and i loved it, it was very funny and dramatic!!! It is definitely worth a look, it is also very underrated, i hear it supposed to have a theatrical release after it finishes at sundance, so if you didn't catch it at sundance, go see it at theaters, you will love it! I really hope this movie gets a lot of buzz, because it certainly deserves it, a great family film! Whoopi Goldburge is obviously funny and awesome in this movie as well as Tara Reid and Sharon Stone!!! This movie needs to get more popular so more people know about this film, because it deserves a watch from everyone, this is one of those movies, where you need to see it at least once in your life.


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