Mike Stevens | Aug 6, 2008

When we post news of upcoming car movies, well, it's usually just another throwaway action flick. This one's a bit different.

Flash of Genius tells the story of Bob Kearns, the inventor of the intermittent window wiper, and his battle with Ford for recognition after they stole it from him. A struggling but happy family man and college professor, Kearns believed he'd struck gold when he solved on his own the problem none of the automakers had been able to overcome.

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When Ford came to Kearns with an offer he couldn't refuse, it seemed like a dream come true. Until they claimed it as their own work, and locked him out of the project. Kearns becomes obsessed with pursuing justice and recognition for his work, and for the work of anyone similarly overrun.

Starring the brilliant Greg Kinnear and the Gilmore Girls' Lauren Graham, Flash of Genius looks as though it will be a sobering reminder of the overwhelming greed of big business, and a heartwarming insight into the bright light of the human spirit.

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Watch a better quality version of the trailer at the link below.

[FlashOfGenius.net]

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