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Smart House (1999)

TV-G | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 26 June 1999
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A teenager wins a fully-automated dream house in a competition, but soon the computer controlling it begins to take over and everything gets out of control. Then teenage Ben must calm the computer named PAT.

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LeVar Burton

Writers:

William Hudson (as William R. Hudson), Stu Krieger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kilner ... Nick Cooper
Ryan Merriman ... Ben Cooper
Katey Sagal ... Pat
Jessica Steen ... Sara Barnes
Katie Volding ... Angie Cooper
Emilio Borelli ... Miles
Paul Linke ... Tuttle
Jason Lansing ... Johnny
Joshua Boyd ... Ryan
Raquel Beaudene ... Gwen Patroni
Niles Calloway ... Charlie
Sean P. Donahue ... Passing Kid (as Sean Donahuoe)
Nicole Bailey Nicole Bailey ... Pretty Girl
Rachel Duncan Rachel Duncan ... Judy
Susan Haskell ... Natalie
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Storyline

A 13-year-old boy wins a computerized house manned by a cyborg maid named PAT. When he and his dad move into the house, he figures that his dad will cease considering re-marrying since the house and PAT can handle all of the cooking and cleaning chores. However, his father soon shows an interest in the computer programmer. This sets the boy into tinkering with PAT's program and setting in motion a too-wife (and mother)-like nagging robot. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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When The Computer At Home Has Opinions Of Her Own!

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smart House See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alan Sacks Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The song Katie dances to with the video in the background is B*Witched "C'est la vie". See more »

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During the interview when the lady reporter asks a question she doesn't have a microphone, but when she asks a second question she has a microphone, and when it goes to all the reporters laughing she doesn't have a microphone. See more »

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Angie: Do you think you can at least manage some piggy tails?
Nick: [Puzzled] Uhmm...
Angie: [Refering to a party] Come on, let's go, We're late enough as it is.
Nick: What about your hair?
Angie: I'll just look like a freak! What else is new?
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Features Dragon Friend (1998) See more »

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C'est La Vie
Performed by B*Witched
Written by Edele Lynch, Keavy Lynch, Lindsay Armaou (as Lindsay Armou),
Sinéad O'Carroll (as Sinead O'Carrol), Ray Hedges, Martin Brannigan and Tracy Ackerman
Published by Sugarfree Music/Buck's Music, Chrysalis Music (ASCAP), BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP) d/b/o 19 Music Ltd.,
Polygram Music Publishing, Inc.
B*Witched provided courtesy of Sony Music (UK) Limited
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Pretty dire.
27 September 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

This aired on Disney a few years back as one of their infamous "Original Movies." The concept is something from a "Simpsons" Halloween episode: a computer home is won by a family and they move in only to find their lives dominated by a glitch in the system.

In this case the glitch is a visual representation of a woman who seems to think she's the mother of the new family that's moved in...she takes control of their lives and locks them inside the house. Ryan Merriman plays the whiz-kid genius who wanted to win the house, then decides, "Hey, Dad, maybe we shouldn't have moved in here"...after having complained about wanting to throughout the entire beginning of the film.

No Disney Original Movie is going to be very good and this follows all the clichés - bad actors, bad script, inept director at the helm (probably a TV veteran and first-timer when it comes to film-making).

Overall this is not really worth your time as it is something "The Simpsons" managed to do in 30 minutes and even their version seemed more realistic and less insulting than this...


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