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Genius on Hold (2013)

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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 father’s 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?


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: 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)
Running Time: 91 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Inventor, Heist, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Top Cat, Walter T. Shaw
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Walter L. Shaw    Himself


Frank Langella    Narrator


Linda Honey    Herself
Milton L. Mueller    Himself
Howard Abadinsky    Himself
Marco Ceretelli    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

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

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