Father of Invention

Overview

An entrepreneur with a world-class ego has to rebuild his empire and his family relationships from scratch in this comedy. Robert Axle Kevin Spacey built a multi-million-dollar business out of selling household gadgets through television infomercials, and managed to alienate nearly everyone around him when fame and wealth turned him into an arrogant loudmouth. When one of Axle's products turns out to be dangerous and causes several thousand customers to lose a finger, he loses his fortune and spends eight years ...
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Overview

An entrepreneur with a world-class ego has to rebuild his empire and his family relationships from scratch in this comedy. Robert Axle Kevin Spacey built a multi-million-dollar business out of selling household gadgets through television infomercials, and managed to alienate nearly everyone around him when fame and wealth turned him into an arrogant loudmouth. When one of Axle's products turns out to be dangerous and causes several thousand customers to lose a finger, he loses his fortune and spends eight years in prison for gross negligence. Back on the street, Axle is broke but determined to find a way back to the top, though he's just a bit more humble than he used to be and wants to win back the love of his daughter, Claire Camilla Belle, whom he neglected as a child, and his ex-wife Virginia Madsen. Things go badly for Axle on his first day working at a big-box discount store, and he's left with little alternative than to ask Claire to let him stay with her; she and her roommate, Fibbi Heather Graham, aren't so sure this is a good idea, but they grudgingly agree and end up helping Axle in his bid to redeem himself. Father of Invention also stars Johnny Knoxville, Craig Robinson, and Michael Rosenbaum.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2011
  • UPC: 013132363998
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: A
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 45,106

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Spacey Robert Axle
Camilla Belle Claire Axle
Heather Graham Phoebe
Johnny Knoxville Troy Coangelo
Anna Anissimova Donna
John Stamos Steven Leslie
Red West Sam Bergman
Michael Rosenbaum Eddie the Ex
Danny Comden Matt James
Jack McGee Parole Officer
Craig Robinson Jerry King
Virginia Madsen Lorraine
Marc Macaulay General Store Clerk
Morgan Saylor Young Claire (12)
Karen Kaia Livers Maria
Zachary Foppe Customer at Familymart
George Cooper Handball Kid
Lara Grice Mom in Park
Suehyla El-Attar Shop Girl
Sofia Spadoni Lily
Julia LaShae Lily's Mother
Marel Medina Stock Boy
Jason Davis Neil
Kristen Shaw Bank Teller
Walt Elder Harold
Audra Marie Business Man's Date
Joe Nemmers Business Man
Rhoda Griffis Penny Camp
Brett Rice Howard Camp
Randy Austin Security Guard
Mary Charles Jones Young Claire (6)
Tina Parker Steak
Sam Best Mailbox Patron
Mary Elizabeth Cobb Sheila
Leon Gisclair Andre
Carol Sutton Bingo Caller
Kim Holden News Anchor
Tiffany Morgan Mother (Infomercial)
Technical Credits
Trent Cooper Director, Screenwriter
Johanna Argan Costumes/Costume Designer
Ken Barbet Producer
David Bergstein Executive Producer
Sergei Bespalov Executive Producer
Laurie Braden Executive Producer
Dana Brunetti Producer
Stephanie Caswell Associate Producer
Michael Christoforo Associate Producer
Guy Clayton Special Effects
Lawrence Davis Associate Producer
John Dubois Co-producer
Anne Dubois Co-producer
Image Engineering Special Effects
Stephen Field Associate Producer
Chris Fluder Associate Producer
Will French Executive Producer
Joseph T. Garrity Production Designer
Jared Ian Goldman Executive Producer
Molly Elizabeth Grundman Costumes/Costume Designer
Kevin Harrington Executive Producer
Penelope Hill Associate Producer
Dan Izen Sound Mixer
Stefan Jacobs Executive Producer
Kia Jam Producer
Venus Kanani Casting
Donna Kasseinova Co-producer
Jonathan D. Krane Producer, Screenwriter
Rita Benson Leblanc Executive Producer
Mark Manuel Executive Producer
Heather Persons Editor
Raymond Pumilia Art Director
Mary Ramos Musical Direction/Supervision
Gary Raskin Executive Producer
Steve Roberts Executive Producer
Beau Rogers Executive Producer
Ron Rutor Executive Producer
Edwin A. Santos Associate Producer
Jason Sciavicco Producer
Kevin Spacey Producer
Frederick R. Ulrich Associate Producer
Nick Urata Score Composer
Mary Vernieu Casting
Steve Yedlin Cinematographer
Jordan Yospe Executive Producer
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