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Father of Invention ()


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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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Robert Axle
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Claire Axle
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Phoebe
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Troy Coangelo
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Donna (as Anna Anissimova)
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Steven Leslie
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Sam Bergman
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Eddie the Ex
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Matt James
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Parole Officer
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Jerry King
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Lorraine
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General Store Clerk
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Young Claire (12)
Karen Kaia Livers ...
Maria (as Karen Livers)
Zacharias Foppe ...
Customer at Familymary
George Cooper ...
Handball Kid
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Mom at Park
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Shop Girl
Sofia Spadoni ...
Lily
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Lily's Mother
Marel Medina ...
Stock Boy
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Neil
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Bank Teller
Walt Elder ...
Harold
Audra Marie ...
Business Man's Date
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Business Man
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Penny Camp
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Howard Camp
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Security Guard
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Young Claire (6)
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Steak
Sam Best ...
Mailbox Patron
Mary Cobb ...
Sheila (as Mary Elizabeth Cobb)
Leon Gisclair ...
Andre
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Bingo Caller
Kim Holden ...
News Anchor
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Mother (Informercial)
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Lisa
Dayton Gray ...
Homeless man / Buisness Man
Judy Kern ...
Theatre Patron
Christine Scheller ...
Women's Center Employee
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News Reporter (uncredited)
Rodney Hebert ...
Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Gustavo I. Ortiz ...
Employee (uncredited)

Directed by

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Trent Cooper

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Jonathan D. Krane ... (written by) and
Trent Cooper ... (written by)

Produced by

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Ken Barbet ... producer
David Bergstein ... executive producer
Sergei Bespalov ... executive producer
Dana Brunetti ... producer
Michael Christoforo ... associate producer
Anne M. DuBois ... co-producer
John R. DuBois ... co-producer
Christopher R. Fluder ... associate producer
Jared Goldman ... executive producer
Penelope J. Hill ... associate producer
Stefan Jacobs ... executive producer
Kia Jam ... producer
Donna Kasseinova ... executive producer
Jonathan D. Krane ... producer
D. Scott Lumpkin ... executive producer
Mark C. Manuel ... executive producer
Brendan McDonald ... executive producer
Gary Raskin ... executive producer
Jason Sciavicco ... producer
Kevin Spacey ... producer
Ron Tutor ... executive producer
Frederick R. Ulrich ... associate producer
Salvador Vasquez ... associate producer (as Sal Vasquez)
Jordan Yospe ... executive producer

Music by

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Nick Urata

Cinematography by

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Steve Yedlin

Film Editing by

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Heather Persons

Editorial Department

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Tony Dustin ... digital film colorist
Sky Gewant ... editorial assistant
Bruce Lomet ... digital intermediate producer
Teressa Longo ... assistant editor
Mark Sahagun ... digital intermediate editor
Mark Scovil ... first assistant editor
Aidan Stanford ... color timer
Joshua David McLerran ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Venus Kanani
Mary Vernieu

Production Design by

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Joseph T. Garrity

Art Direction by

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Raymond Pumilia

Set Decoration by

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Cynthia Anne Slagter

Costume Design by

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Johanna Argan
Molly Grundman

Makeup Department

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Fionagh Cush ... makeup department head
Allison Gordin ... key makeup artist
Krystal Kershaw ... makeup artist
Natasha Ladek ... wig maker: Kevin Spacey
Darryl Lucas ... makeup artist
Kent Richard ... hair stylist
Donna Spahn ... department head hair
Tony Ward ... hair stylist
Melizah Anguiano Wheat ... key hair stylist (as Melizah Schmidt)
Amy Wood ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Marc A. Hammer ... production supervisor
Nancy Kirhoffer ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jason Altieri ... key second assistant director
Cali Pomes ... second second assistant director
David Ticotin ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Mike Barnard ... painter
Edward J. Borasch Jr. ... property master
Iggie Colomer ... set dresser
Gus Coto ... leadman
Michael Dares ... set dresser
Ryan Martin Dwyer ... set dresser
Jessica Fannon ... set decoration buyer
Sarah Forrest ... set designer
Jeff Garbacz ... carpenter
Mimi Gauthier ... set decoration buyer
Gregory T. Geniusz ... set dresser
Paul Giglione ... painter
Eric Jihwan Jeon ... specialty prop designer/builder
Charlie LaVoy ... art assistant
Sam Lothridge ... on-set dresser
Scot Middleton ... construction coordinator
Sidney Joseph Montz III ... set dresser
Virle S. Reid ... assistant props
Noel Rideout ... additional set dresser
Robin Simmerly ... art department coordinator
Victoria St. Pierre ... key scenic
Mark M. Wilkinson ... graphic designer

Sound Department

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Jimmy 'Coach' Armstrong ... boom operator: splinter unit
Wade Barnett ... adr recordist
Javier Bennassar ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Chris David ... re-recording mixer
Brian Dunlop ... foley editor
David Esparza ... sound effects editor
Dan Izen ... sound mixer
Robert Jackson ... adr supervisor
Brad Lokey ... additional sound utility / second boom
Travis MacKay ... adr mixer
A. Josh Reinhardt ... sound mixer
Richard Schexnayder ... sound mixer: splinter unit
Gabriel J. Serrano ... sound recordist
Chris Welcker ... sound utility/second boom operator
Aaron Zeller ... boom operator

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Johnathan R. Banta ... digital compositor
Chris Brown ... visual effects supervisor
Scott Ellwanger ... lead visual effects artist

Stunts

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Jennifer Badger ... stunt double
Danny Cosmo ... stunt performer
Jeff Galpin ... utility stunts
Lex D. Geddings ... stunt double
Ben Jensen ... stunt coordinator
Elton LeBlanc ... precision driver
Alec Rayme ... stunt double: Johnny Knoxville

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tarik Naim Alherimi ... best boy electric
Gerald Autin ... grip best boy
Victor Brunette ... video assist
Duane Cooper ... a dolly grip
Bryan DeLorenzo ... first assistant additional camera: second unit
Keith Francis ... camera operator
Brad Garris ... electrician
Gonzalo Gonzalez ... additional electrician
Penelope Helmer ... second assistant camera
D.H. Jacobs ... electrician (as Daniel H. Jacobs)
Lisa Lengyel ... first assistant
Dale Myrand ... camera operator: "a" camera
Adrian Neri ... a dolly grip
Paul Olinde ... gaffer
Joseph Paolucci Jr. ... best boy rigging electrician
Patti Perret ... still photographer
Jonathan E. Robinson ... b cam second assistant camera
Jacob Sauerbrey ... electrician
James Allen Sheppard ... video assist
Michael Trejo ... grip
Robb W. Turner ... electrician / lighting technician
Jeremy Webre ... grip
Wade Whitley ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Robin Batherson ... background casting coordinator
Brandon Hemmerling ... casting assistant
Jason Landry ... extras casting
Michelle Wade Byrd ... casting associate (as Michelle Wade)
Geraldine Glenn ... extras casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Megan Coates ... set costumer
Malikka Coston ... key set costumer
Elizabeth McEntire Williams ... costume assistant
Reba Saul ... set costumer
Diana Savone ... additional set costumer
Ann Walters ... costume supervisor
Lesley D. Wickham ... ager/dyer

Location Management

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Butchie Beverly ... location utility
Robert M. Donaldson ... assistant location manager
Danielle Fischer ... locations (as Danielle Trejo)
Charlie French ... locations

Music Department

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Al Clay ... music score mixer / music score producer
Chris Galland ... assistant music mixer
Vicki Hiatt ... music editor
Mary Ramos ... music supervisor
Rob Simon ... music editorial consultant
Doug Webb ... musician: featured saxophone

Transportation Department

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Richard Brown ... picture car contributer
Donald Burdett ... transportation captain
Jeff Couch ... transportation coordinator
Jeffrey Gowing ... transportation
Russell Hicks ... production van (uncredited)
Travis Hux ... transportation
Buddy Pine ... driver: honeywagon
Albert Samson ... teamster driver
Christy Zeller ... transportation dispatcher

Other crew

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Michael Barnes ... financial legal services
Steve Berman ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Sam Best ... assistant to Mr. Cooper
Zoe Bower Robert ... post-production facilities manager (as Zoe Bower)
Dottie Buck ... craft service
Arvid Cristina ... production assistant
Michelle Danner ... acting coach
Angel De La Vina ... production assistant
Sid Deleon ... on-set medic
Caitlin Donovan ... assistant: Virginia Madsen
Mary Frances Eglin ... script supervisor
Scott Fahrendorf ... production assistant
George T. Fisk ... cast assistant
Josh Geller ... post production assistant: Kia Jam
John Graber ... first assistant accountant
Brittany Leigh Holtsclaw ... assistant: producer
Ruth Kesler ... production coordinator
Jim Klock ... security consultant
Greg Kupiec ... main title creator
Liz Landers ... key craft service
John Lavis ... set medic
Julie Lopinto ... accounting assistant
Renee Marsella ... production assistant
Rachael Meadow ... assistant production office coordinator
Karen S. Neasi ... product placement
Melody Noel ... stand-in
Slaid Parker ... production assistant
Robert Polgar ... production executive
Wes Rossi ... assistant to kevin spacey
Natasha Shumny ... post facilities coordinator
Russell Steele ... production accountant
Kyle K. Stewart ... attorney
Aaron J. Stone ... set production assistant
Cherie Thibodeaux ... stand-in
Suzanne Tierney ... legal services
Angie Varrecchio ... production assistant
Jason Waggenspack ... production assistant
Katrina Wan ... unit publicist
Dana Warning ... assistant to producer
Anthony Yuse ... set production assistant

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Robert Axle (United States)
  • Daddy's Home (United States)
  • Reinventing Robert Axle (United States)
  • Selfmade-Dad - Not macht erfinderisch (Germany)
  • Professione inventore (Italy)
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  • 93 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Featured in Episode #2.13 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Go Away See more »
Quotes Troy Coangelo: [sounding unintelligible] You're fired!
Robert Axle: I'm fried?
Troy Coangelo: You're fired!
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