Genius on Hold

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Synopsis

At the heart of GENIUS ON HOLD is the story of Walter L. Shaw - a brilliant inventor with an astonishing list of telecommunications patents to his name including call forwarding, touchtone dialing, speakerphone and voice recognition. His ground-breaking designs should have earned him great fortune and lasting fame, but for one thing - the power, greed, and oppression of AT&T, the largest, government-sanctioned, telecommunications monopoly in the United States which blocked him from realizing his dream. Punished, imprisoned, and eventually destitute, Shaw was drawn to the only organization that would reward him for his talent - the mob, whose bookies used his "black box" and "blue box" to run their gambling operations and evade the Feds. His son, Walter T. Shaw, embittered by his fatherís destruction, turned to organized crime and became one of the most notorious jewel thieves in American history. All to get back at the system that destroyed his family -- but at what cost?

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
83% - Fresh
Audience
63% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: March 1st, 2013 (Limited) by Freestyle Releasing
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, brief language and some smoking images.
(Rating bulletin 2243, 10/3/2012)
Keywords: Biography, Inventor, Heist, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Top Cat, Walter T. Shaw

Cast

Walter L. Shaw    Himself
Frank Langella    Narrator
Linda Honey    Herself
Milton L. Mueller    Himself
Howard Abadinsky    Himself
Marco Ceretelli    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Gregory Marquette
Screenwriter    Gregory Marquette
Producer    Walter T. Shaw
Executive Producer    Mitchell Schultz
Executive Producer    Jon Schultz
Song Writer    Isaac Koren
Song Writer    Thorold Koren
Sound Mixer    Gary Arnold
Sound Designer    Gary Arnold
Line Producer    Matthew Weiner
Director of Photography    Rick Siegel
Composer    Daniel Coe
Composer    Jack Douglas
Editor    Skitch TV

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