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Father of Invention (2011)

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Millionaire infomercial guru, Robert Axle 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 has spent all of his money and moved into his house with her new husband. Out of desperation, he finds a part-time job as a janitor, and is forced to move in with his estranged daughter 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.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 14th, 2011 (Limited) by Anchor Bay Entertainment
Video Release: October 25th, 2011 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual material and language
(Rating bulletin 2109, 2/24/2010)
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Bankruptcy, White Collar Crime, Relationships Gone Wrong, Life on the Outside, TV Industry, Inventor, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Anchor Bay Films, K Jam Media, Sunrise Pictures, Jonathan Krane Motion Picture Organization, Horizon Entertainment, Trigger Street Productions
Production Countries: United States


   Robert Axle
   Claire Axle
   Jerrry King

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Trent Cooper
Producer    Kia Jam
Cinematographer    Steve Yedlin
Executive Producer    Jordan Yospe
Executive Producer    Gary Raskin
Producer    Ken Barbet
Casting    Mary Vernieu
Casting    Venus Kanani
Costume Designer    Johanna Argan
Executive Producer    Jared Ian Goldman

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 25th, 2011

October 25th, 2011

It's a rather strong week on the home market with several top-notch releases and no matter what your tastes are, you should find something to enjoy here. Even if you just look at contenders for Pick of the Week, there are first run releases (Captain America: The First Avenger on Blu-ray Combo Pack); limited releases (Attack the Block on DVD); TV on DVD releases (Robot Chicken: Season Five on Blu-ray), Box Sets (Jurassic Park: Trilogy Box Set) and even classics (Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection on DVD). In the end, I went with the Winnie the Pooh Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, which should pick up an Oscar nomination and might be the favorite to win Best Feature-Length Animated Film. More...

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