Father of Invention


1h 34m 2010

Brief Synopsis

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

Film Details

Also Known As
Daddy's Home, D├ętestable papa, Reinventing Robert Axle
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Brian Kingman; Meredith Wurzbach

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

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 overprotective 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 that before he can be successful with his new creation, he must first reinvent himself.

Crew

Tarik Naim Alherimi

Best Boy Electric

Jason Altieri

Assistant Director

Bryan Arenas

Consultant

Johanna Argan

Costume Designer

Gerald Autin

Best Boy Grip

Jennifer S. Badger

Stunt Double

Kim Baker

Travel Coordinator

Richard J. Ball

Key Grip

Johnathan Banta

Digital Artist

Markus Barben

Chef

Ken Barbet

Producer

Michael K Barnard

Painter

Wade Barnett

Adr

Hank Stephen Bartram

Song

Robin Batherson

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Nichole Beattie

Other

Javier Bennassar

Supervising Sound Editor

Elizabeth Bergman

Post-Production Accountant

Steve Berman

Finance Manager

Sergei Bespalov

Executive Producer

Sam Best

Assistant

Butch Beverly

Location Assistant

Frymi Biedak

Assistant

Ed Borasch

Property Master

Laurie Braden

Executive Producer

Leslie Briscoe

Driver

Chris Brown

Visual Effects Supervisor

Victor Brunette

Video Assistant

Dottie Buck

Craft Service

Donald Burdett

Transportation Captain

Jonathan Butler

Song

Sammy Cahn

Song

Brian Callahan

Driver

Stephanie Caswell

Associate Producer

Pete Chesney Jr.

Props

Peter Chesny

Props

Michael Christoforo

Associate Producer

Al Clay

Music Scoring Mixer

Guy Clayton

Special Effects

Iggy Colomer

On-Set Dresser

Mod Con

Song

Duane Cooper

Dolly Grip

Trent Cooper

Screenplay

Danny Cosmo

Stunts

Malikka Coston

Costumer

Jeff Couch

Transportation Captain

Lauren Cozzens

Product Placement

Arvid Cristina

Office Production Assistant

Fionagh Cush

Makeup

Mike Dares

On-Set Dresser

Chris David

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Will Davies

Song

Lawrence E Davis

Associate Producer

Ryan Day

Song

Terry Day

Song

Robert Donaldson

Assistant Location Manager

Caitlin Donovan

Assistant

Anne Dubois

Coproducer

John Dubois

Coproducer

Brian Dunlop

Foley Editor

Ferdinand Duplantier

Rigging Gaffer

Marc Durst

Song

Tony Dustin

Colorist

Mary Francis Eglin

Script Supervisor

Scott Ellwanger

Visual Effects

David Esparza

Sound Effects Editor

William Calvin Evans

Stunt Double

Scott Fahrendorf

Office Production Assistant

Jessica Fannon

Set Decorator

Gina Faucheux

Payroll Accountant

Chris Ferriola

Digital Artist

Stephen Field

Associate Producer

Craig Fincannon

Location Casting

Lisa Mae Fincannon

Location Casting

Danielle Fischer

Location Assistant

George Fisk

Driver

Christopher Fluder

Associate Producer

Will French

Executive Producer

Chris Galland

Music Scoring Mixer

Janet Galpin

Driver

Jeff Galpin

Stunts

Jeff Garbacz

Carpenter

Brad Garris

Electric

Joseph T. Garrity

Production Designer

Lex Geddings

Stunt Double

Eric Gemsa

Song

Gregory Geniusz

On-Set Dresser

Sky Gewant

Editorial Assistant

Cathy Gleason

Rights & Clearances

Jared Goldman

Executive Producer

Jared Goldman

Unit Production Manager

Jackie Gondrella

Driver

Allison Gordin

Makeup Artist

Laurent Gougneau

Chef

Jeff Gowing

Driver

Jack Graber

Accounting Assistant

Mike Griffiths

Song

Molly Grundman

Costume Designer

Marc A Hammer

Production Supervisor

Kevin Harrington

Executive Producer

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Alan Hawkshaw

Song

Brandon Hemmerling

Casting Assistant

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

Vicki Hiatt

Music Editor

Russell Hicks

Driver

Penelope Hill

Associate Producer

Samuel Hines

Driver

Dan Holman

Song

Travis Hux

Driver

Robert Ing

Song

Dan Izen

Sound Mixer

John C Jackson

Carpenter

Renaldo Jackson

Electric

Robert C Jackson

Adr Supervisor

Daniel Hazelwood Jacobs I

Electric

Kia Jam

Producer

Hamish Jenkinson

Assistant

Ben Jensen

Stunt Coordinator

Eric Jeon

Props

Lionel Johnson

Driver

Lionel A Johnson

Driver

Carlie Kahn

Driver

Venus Kanani

Casting

Donna Kasseinova

Coproducer

Junior Kelly

Driver

Gordon Kenny

Song

Ruth Kesler

Production Coordinator

Brian Kingman

Production Insurance

Nancy Kirhoffer

Post-Production Supervisor

Jim Klock

Consultant

Jonathan D Krane

Screenplay

Natascha Ladek

Wig Maker

A. Welch Lambeth

Transportation Coordinator

Margaret Lancaster

Craft Service

Elizabeth Landers

Craft Service

Jason Landry

Extras Agent/Coordinator

James W Larkin

Grip

Charlie Lavoy

Art Department Assistant

Lisa Lengyel

Assistant Camera

David Lindup

Song

Van Ling

Digital Artist

Bruce Lomet

Film Lab

Teressa Longo

Assistant Editor

Julie Lopinto

Accounting Clerk

Sam Lothridge

On-Set Dresser

Darryl Lucas

Makeup

Travis Mackay

Adr Mixer

Virginia Madsen

Song

Virginia Madsen

Song Performer

Renee Marsella

Set Production Assistant

Christopher Mccabe

Digital Artist

David Mccall

Props

Jessica Seifert Mccarty

Assistant Location Manager

Robert E Mckeever

Digital Artist

Rachael Meadows

Assistant Production Coordinator

Scott Middleton

Construction Coordinator

Penelope Miller

Associate Producer

Dale Myrand

Camera Operator

Gerhard Narholz

Song

Karen Neasi

Product Placement

Florin Niculescu

Song

Paul Olinde

Gaffer

Jeff Overcash

Craft Service

Nick Pastrano

Driver

Eric Patrick

Storyboard Artist

Patti Perret

Still Photographer

Heather Persons

Editor

Victoria St Pierre

Scenic Artist

Buddy Pine

Driver

Cali Pomes

Assistant Director

Raymond Pumilia

Art Director

Mary Ramos

Music Supervisor

Steve Ransohoff

Finance Manager

Gary Raskin

Executive Producer

Alec Rayme

Stunt Double

Virle Reid

Assistant Property Master

Josh Reinhardt

Foley Mixer

Roosevelt Richard

Driver

Michael Charles Rivis

Song

Steve Roberts

Executive Producer

Craig Robinson

Song Performer

Craig Robinson

Song

Jonathan Robinson

Loader

Beau Rogers

Executive Producer

Wes Rossi

Assistant

Mark Sahagun

Film Lab

Albert Samson

Driver

Ed Santos

Associate Producer

Reba Saul

Costumer

Melizah Schmidt

Hair

Mark Scovil

Assistant Editor

Todd Seelig

Digital Artist

Gabe Serrano

Rerecording

Leslie Shatz

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Rob Simon

Music Editor

Shelton L Slack

Driver

Cynthia Anne Slagter

Set Decorator

Donna Spahn

Hair

Aidan Stanford

Color Timer

Film Details

Also Known As
Daddy's Home, D├ętestable papa, Reinventing Robert Axle
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Brian Kingman; Meredith Wurzbach

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States Fall October 14, 2011

Released in United States on Video October 25, 2011

Released in United States February 2010

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama Special) February 11-21, 2010.

Released in United States February 2010 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama Special) February 11-21, 2010.)

Limited Release in United States Fall October 14, 2011 (Los Angeles & New York City)

Released in United States on Video October 25, 2011