A psychologist engages a dangerous, young genius in a battle of wits -- unaware of the supernatural power the girl possesses, or that her life hangs in the balance.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Neil ... Fonda
Savannah Liles ... Ellie
Jolene Andersen ... Olivia
Emilio Palame ... Birch
David Linski David Linski ... Keaton
Harvey Q. Johnson ... Werner
Aral Gribble Aral Gribble ... Ryan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Avery Barkdull Avery Barkdull ... Young Ellie
Trevor Castillo Trevor Castillo ... Guard
Penelope Figueroa Penelope Figueroa ... Fonda's Daughter
Markus Haskins Markus Haskins ... Guard
Christina Holder Christina Holder ... Ellie's Mother
Alex Matthew ... Fonda's Wife (as Alexandra Matthew)
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Storyline

Dr. Fonda, an unconventional psychologist, is consulted on the case of a troubled young genius, Ellie. Upon meeting the girl in a high-security facility, under the watchful eyes of a roomful of experts, Fonda is surprised to discover the advanced nature of Ellie's intelligence. However, as their session progresses he uncovers just how desperate and dangerous this situation really is...

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Trivia

The entire movie uses only five locations: The interrogation room, the control room, the hallway, Dr Olivia's office and the park in the epilogue. See more »

Goofs

The straw in the orange juice glass disappears without explanation, and it doesn't appear to be on the floor or on the lunch tray. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Olivia: [walking up] Do you always play alone?
Fonda: [playing chess] Challenging yourself can teach you quite a bit about who you are. Plus, I always win.
[swivles the board to play the opposite side]
Olivia: [toppling the king] Or lose.
Fonda: A matter of perspective.
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Alternate Versions

There are two versions of Prodigy. One black and white, one color. See more »

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Short of brilliance
27 August 2018 | by klondikeMICSee all my reviews

This movie was a mixed bag with hokey moments throughout, some of the dialog seemed a little forced and tried a little too hard to be intelligent. A couple characters seemed superfluous and could have been left out entirely. That being said, there are truly beautiful moments in this film. Particularly dealing with trauma and the way we cope, or don't cope with it. Unfortunately, the ending just fell short and although I wanted to cry, it didn't quite come together well enough to allow me the catharsis that came with the conclusion. Overall, this film was engaging, intelligent and at times beautiful. Definitely one of my favourite low-budget films, and everyone involved should be proud of what they've accomplished.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prodigy See more »

Filming Locations:

Riverside, California, USA

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High Noon California See more »
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2.55:1
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