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"Corporations have time, money, and power on their side. All Bob Kearns had was the truth."
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In 1953, part-time inventor Robert Kearns comes up with an idea for a wiper blade that blinks intermittently after he is nearly blinded by a champagne cork. The invention results in a decades-long court battle with Ford Motor Company, who stole Kearns' idea. After attempting to hammer out a deal with Ford -- and receiving no response after several months -- it comes to Kearns' attention while attending a Ford convention that his idea has been ripped off.

Looking to gain credit for his invention, Kearns goes as far as traveling to Washington D.C. His efforts lead to his confinement to a mental hospital and returning home a dejected man. After facing a number of financial and personal setbacks, Kearns finally has his day in court. Instead of hiring his own attorney, he represents himself.

Once the attorneys for Ford Motor Company sense their case isn't going as expected, a $30 million settlement is offered -- and flatly turned down by Kearns when Ford refuses Kearns' terms of admitting to stealing the idea.

Flash of Genius is an Drama movie that was released in 2008 and has a run time of 1 hr 59 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 57.

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| 2008 | 1 hr 59 min | 7.0/10 | 57/100
Greg Kinnear, Tim Eddis, Warren Belle, Karl Pruner
October 3, 2008
Marc Abraham
Produced By
Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, Thomas Bliss, Michael Lieber

Also directed by Marc Abraham

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