Flash of Genius @ mitchpileggi.org “FLASH OF GENIUS”
Role: Macklin Tyler
Directed by: Marc Abraham
Written by: Philip Railsback & John Sebrooke
Starring: Greg Kinnear (Dr. Robert Kearns), Lauren Graham (Phillys Kearns), Dermot Mulroney (Gil Previck), Daniel Roebuck (Frank Sertin), Alan Alda (Gregory Lawson).
Release Date: 03 October 2008
Genre(s): Drama / Semi-Biographic
Tagline(s): They had the power. He had the truth.


Based on a real story…..

Flash of Genius Title Screen @ mitchpileggi.orgA flash of genius means that creative spark right at the beginning of the creative process that leads to innovation and invention. It is the essence of discovery and development and the standard used when a patent is in dispute.

Dr. Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) is a university professor who is also an inventor. Along with his friend and partner in the inventing business Gil Previck (Dylan Mulroney), develop and design what becomes known as the Intermittent Windshield Wiper. After some trial and error, Kearns and Previck are contacted by the Chrysler Corporation as well as Ford to possibly use their design and invention in their cars.

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