Father of Invention

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 2010
  • Running time: 93 min
Millionaire infomercial guru, Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey) loses everything when one of his inventions has a design flaw that accidentally chops off the fingers of thousands of customers. After serving eight years in prison, a disgraced Axle is released,... read more
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Millionaire infomercial guru, Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey) loses everything when one of his inventions has a design flaw that accidentally chops off the fingers of thousands of customers. After serving eight years in prison, a disgraced Axle is released, and ready to redeem his name and rebuild his empire with a new innovation. However, Axle's ex-wife (Virginia Madsen) has spent all of his money and moved into his house with her new husband (Craig Robinson). Out of desperation, he finds a part-time job as a janitor, and is forced to move in with his estranged daughter (Camilla Belle) and her over-protective roommates. Despite these setbacks he is determined to pitch his newest gadget and rebuild his infomercial empire. But the world has changed in the last decade, and Axle finds himself out of step with current technology, his family, and the self-confidence that made him king of the infomercials in the past. With all his wheels spinning, Axle soon realizes before he can be successful with his new creation, first he must reinvent himself.

Original Release

02/14/2010

US Release

02/14/2010

Cast

Directors

Trent Cooper

Writers

Trent Cooper, Jonathan D. Krane

Cast

Kevin Spacey Robert Axle
Heather Graham Phoebe
Camilla Belle Claire Axle
Virginia Madsen Lorraine
Johnny Knoxville Troy Coangelo
John Stamos Steven Leslie
Michael Rosenbaum Eddie the Ex / Eddie
Mary Cobb Sheila
Christine Quinn Lisa
Anna Schafer Donna
Kristen Shaw Bank Teller
Audra Marie Business Man's Date
Red West Sam Bergman
Danny Comden Matt James
Jack McGee Parole Officer
Craig Robinson Jerry King
Marc Macaulay General Store Clerk
Morgan Saylor Young Claire (12)
Karen Kaia Livers Maria
Zacharias Foppe Customer at Familymary

Producers

David Bergstein Executive Producer
Sergei Bespalov Executive Producer
Jared Goldman Executive Producer
Stefan Jacobs Executive Producer
Donna Kasseinova Executive Producer
D. Scott Lumpkin Executive Producer
Mark C. Manuel Executive Producer
Brendan McDonald Executive Producer
Gary Raskin Executive Producer
Ron Tutor Executive Producer
Jordan Yospe Executive Producer
Simon Horsman Executive Producer
Ken Barbet Producer
Dana Brunetti Producer
Michael Christoforo Producer
Anne M. DuBois Producer
John R. DuBois Producer
Christopher R. Fluder Producer
Penelope J. Fluder Producer
Kia Jam Producer
Jonathan D. Krane Producer
Jason Sciavicco Producer
Kevin Spacey Producer
Frederick R. Ulrich Producer
Salvador Vasquez Producer

Editors

Heather Persons

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