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If I Had Known I Was a Genius (2007)

A teenager with a high IQ decides to become an actor, but is faced with a difficult career choice when his TV show gets canceled.

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Dominique Wirtschafter (as Domenique Lett-Wirtschafter)

Writer:

Markus Redmond
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Credited cast:
Markus Redmond ... Michael Reed
Whoopi Goldberg ... Mom
Keith David ... Dad
Debra Wilson ... Teresa Reed
Sharon Stone ... Gloria Fremont
Tara Reid ... Stephanie Robbins
Della Reese ... Nana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nikita Ager ... Cute Girl Club
Reed Alexander ... Gifted kid #1
John Balma ... Gifted School Teacher
Daniel Benzali ... Walter
Jenica Bergere ... Bitchy Young Woman
Nadia Bjorlin ... Faith
Kwesi Boakye ... Little Boy
Mark Boone Junior ... Engine Man
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Storyline

Underestimated and completely misunderstood boy genius living with a dysfunctional family goes through a series of life challenges and finds it very difficult to fit in anywhere. He finds his true calling when his path collides with his drama teacher who notices his special gift and potential to become an exceptional actor. He attemps to realize his dream of becoming an actor but not without facing desbelief and contempt from both his family and friends. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2007 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

If I'd Known I Was a Genius See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$241,963
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Great movie!
28 March 2007 | by DBZVegetaIIISee all my reviews

I just saw this film at a private screening in Century City and thought it was a great film. It introduces a somewhat new approach to the concept of a bibliographical film, but it works out fantastic. The main actor does a great job, as well as the supporting cast. It has the right amount of comedy and drama, perfect combination. It's a must see, very underrated, as I hear no one even knew the main actor before this film, but a great supporting cast will probably help him become more recognizable. I also had a chance to meet the director at this screening and she has a bright future in this business watch for other films from her.


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