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Father of Invention (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 3 November 2011 (Russia)
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After 8 years in prison, inventor Robert Axle struggles to win over his estranged family and catch up on current technology as he works to once again become the king of the infomercial.

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Trent Cooper

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Robert Axle
Camilla Belle ... Claire Axle
Heather Graham ... Phoebe
Johnny Knoxville ... Troy Coangelo
Anna Schafer ... Donna (as Anna Anissimova)
John Stamos ... Steven Leslie
Red West ... Sam Bergman
Michael Rosenbaum ... Eddie the Ex
Danny Comden ... Matt James
Jack McGee ... Parole Officer
Craig Robinson ... Jerry King
Virginia Madsen ... Lorraine
Marc Macaulay ... General Store Clerk
Morgan Saylor ... Young Claire (12)
Karen Kaia Livers ... Maria (as Karen Livers)
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Storyline

Robert Axle, an eccentric inventor turned ego maniacal infomercial guru, loses it all when one of his inventions maims thousands of customers. After 8 years in maximum security prison, Robert is ready to redeem his name and rebuild his billion dollar empire. But first, he must convince his estranged 22-year-old daughter to let him live with her and her quirky, over-protective roommates. Written by Stephanie Caswell

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A World of Ideas. A World of Problems. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2011 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Daddy's Home See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,778
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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Quotes

Troy Coangelo: I blew my knee out on their nickel. Not a card, not a "Hey, Troy, how's your leg?" I've been assistant GM for three years and you know what? There's no GM. I'm the guy. They just don't want to give me the title and have to shell out an extra $1631 a year.
Robert Axle: Where are you going with this, Troy?
Troy Coangelo: Shame on you.
Robert Axle: Shame on me?
Troy Coangelo: Not you... Family Mart.
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Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.13 (2011) See more »

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Bluebird
Written by 'Alan Hawkshaw'
Courtesy of APM MUSIC
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Tiki Douche
20 August 2012 | by btf1216See all my reviews

This is for Tiki Man you sad, sad man...I enjoyed this film, but at the same time I'm not saying this is an earth shattering film, but my God man you either need to get laid or realize and come to grips with the fact that your bitterness, stemmed most likely from your failure at breaking into the industry, (which most likely is do to the fact that your're still working on your Citizen Cane but realized mid stream that your just an angry, frustrated, pretentious, talentless douche bag), is completely pathetic and ponderous . In order to redeem yourself, you need to post rancorous, ill tempered rants on IMDb to deal with the fact that your penis is really that small. This is the first time I've ever posted on IMDb and most likely the last, but dude you are seriously a total loser. Get out of your parents basement, rid yourself of all the anger and resentments and do something with your life. The camera is too close WAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!


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